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*Editors' Note: As of January 2017, the Women's Health Policy Report has been discontinued. Below are archived articles for your reference.

Op-ed examines how overturning Roe would undermine abortion access in the United States

November 18, 2016

In an opinion piece for The Atlantic, columnist Olga Khazan examines what abortion access would look like if the newly elected administration follows through on efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade, enabling "each state ... [to] determine the legality of abortion for itself."

Planned Parenthood opens new abortion clinic in Oklahoma City

November 18, 2016

Planned Parenthood Great Plains (PPGP) on Tuesday opened a clinic in Warr Acres, Oklahoma, that is the only PPGP facility in the state to provide abortion care, The Oklahoman reports.

Blogs comment on repro rights and access under the new administration, protecting Roe v. Wade and more

November 18, 2016

Read the week's best commentary from bloggers at Bustle, Ms. Magazine blog and more.

House lawmakers approve additional funding for panel targeting abortion providers; provider denounces investigation

November 17, 2016

The House Committee on Administration on Wednesday approved an additional $800,000 for a congressional panel targeting abortion providers, USA Today reports.

Texas lawmakers pre-file bills targeting abortion care

November 17, 2016

Texas lawmakers on Monday pre-filed more than 400 bills for the 2017 legislative session, some of which target reproductive health care, the San Antonio Current reports.

Tenn. woman faces new charges over attempted self-induced abortion

November 17, 2016

Officials in Tennessee have levied new charges against Anna Yocca, a woman who is being prosecuted for an attempted self-induced abortion, the Daily News Journal reports.

Report highlights urban-rural disparity in teenage birth rate

November 17, 2016

In rural areas, the teenage birth rate is 63 percent higher than in urban areas, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report published Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times' "Science Now" reports.

Initial findings from mail-order medication abortion pilot show initiative is safe, effective

November 16, 2016

Initial findings from an ongoing project assessing the implications of making medication abortion available outside of a clinical setting indicate the initiative is safe and effective for women seeking abortion care, Kaiser Health News reports.

Op-ed assesses short, long-term risks to Roe v. Wade under new administration

November 16, 2016

In an opinion piece for Vox, columnist Emily Crockett explains that while Roe v. Wade "probably wouldn't be overturned in the next four years, and maybe never," the ruling "could very well be in danger in the medium- to long-term" depending on how many justices President-elect Donald Trump "gets to appoint, and depending on which cases the [Supreme] Court decides to hear."

S.C. officials suspend work on draft regulations targeting abortion providers

November 16, 2016

South Carolina public health officials on Tuesday confirmed that they have indefinitely delayed recommending changes to draft regulations targeting abortion clinics in the state, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

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