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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.

Campaign seeks to highlight journey Irish women take for abortion care

December 20, 2016

Irish individuals who are living abroad and traveling back home for Christmas are taking part in a social media campaign to raise support for abortion care, the Irish Post reports.

Blogs comment on Ohio's unconstitutional 20-week abortion ban, the negotiated repeal of N.C.'s anti-transgender law and more

December 20, 2016

Read the week's best commentary from bloggers at Fministing, Salon and more.

Okla. sen. proposes revisions to antiabortion-rights signage regulations

December 19, 2016

An Oklahoma senator has proposed legislation (SB 30) to amend regulations that in their current form will require most public bathrooms to have signs aimed at dissuading women from seeking abortion care, the Oklahoman reports.

Advocates, providers report increase in threats, harassment following election

December 19, 2016

Online threats and reported instances of harassment targeting abortion providers increased in the 30 days following the presidential election, CNBC reports.

Op-ed discusses implications of reproductive-rights restrictions, highlights 20-week abortion ban in Ohio

December 19, 2016

"Despite widespread public outrage and requests to veto from medical experts," Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) last week signed a bill (S 127) that will ban abortion care at 20 weeks of pregnancy, marking "the 18th measure he's signed to restrict women's health care in Ohio," Iris Harvey, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio, writes in an opinion piece for The Hill.

Va. lawmakers pre-file 20-week abortion ban

December 19, 2016

Virginia lawmakers last Monday pre-filed a measure (HB 1473) that would ban abortion care after 20 weeks of pregnancy, Rewire reports.

Judge temporarily blocks Texas fetal tissue burial rules pending legal challenge

December 16, 2016

A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked Texas from enforcing regulations that will require cremation or burial of embryonic or fetal tissue while a lawsuit challenging the rules is pending, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

Conservative senator seeks DOJ investigation into Planned Parenthood, biomedical companies

December 16, 2016

Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Tuesday referred four Planned Parenthood affiliates and three biomedical companies to the Department of Justice (DOJ) for criminal investigation, Rewire reports.

Op-ed spotlights difficulties women face accessing abortion care in the United States

December 16, 2016

In an opinion piece for Rewire, Trina Stout, a volunteer with the CAIR Project, discusses the obstacles faced by women seeking assistance accessing abortion care, noting that one caller had to travel more than 1,000 miles and across state lines to reach a provider.

Blogs comment on HHS rule protecting Title X funding for Planned Parenthood, study affirming abortion care does not increase mental health risks and more

December 16, 2016

Read the week's best commentary from bloggers at Bustle, the Daily Beast and more.

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