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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.

Liberal lawmakers call on Speaker to ensure panel targeting abortion providers complies with House rules

December 8, 2016

Liberal members of a congressional panel targeting abortion providers asked House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) in a letter Wednesday to ensure that they can access information that conservative lawmakers on the panel have used to make claims of criminal misconduct, Rewire reports.

NYT: New administration could endanger reproductive health care 'for millions of women'

December 8, 2016

The new administration "could put reproductive health care out of reach for millions of women, especially those living in poverty," a New York Times editorial states.

Ohio House panel advances 20-week abortion ban

December 8, 2016

An Ohio House committee on Wednesday passed a bill (SB 127) that would ban abortion care at 20 weeks, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

Study calls for reparations for survivors of Calif. forced sterilization effort

December 8, 2016

Hundreds of California residents who were forcibly sterilized by the state during the last century could still be alive and should receive financial reparations, according to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health, Reuters reports.

Ohio lawmakers send 'heartbeat' abortion ban to Gov.

December 7, 2016

Ohio lawmakers on Tuesday sent to Gov. John Kasich a bill (HB 493) that would ban abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detectable, which can be as early as the sixth week of pregnancy, the AP/Los Angeles Times reports.

New version of Texas booklet for women seeking abortion care still contains inaccuracies exaggerating risk

December 7, 2016

A revised edition of a packet that Texas requires providers to give to a woman seeking abortion care still contains inaccuracies that overstate the risk of abortion care, the Washington Post's "Post Nation" reports.

Ark. lawmakers propose ban on medically proven method of abortion care

December 7, 2016

Arkansas lawmakers on Monday filed a measure (HB 1032) that would ban a medically proven method of abortion care, 5 News reports.

LA Times editorial: Texas should eliminate 'wrongheaded' fetal tissue disposal rules

December 7, 2016

Antiabortion-rights lawmakers at the state and federal level "have gone to unusual lengths since the Supreme Court's decision in Roe vs. Wade to deter women from exercising that particular constitutional right," but "a handful of states have taken the effort to a bizarre extreme," a Los Angeles Times editorial states, citing new rules in Texas requiring the cremation or burial of fetal remains.

Report refutes allegations made by congressional panel targeting abortion providers

December 6, 2016

Liberal members of a congressional panel targeting abortion providers issued a report on Monday that refutes allegations made by conservative members and criticizes how conservative lawmakers have conducted the investigation, the Washington Examiner reports.

Assertive statements could help boost HPV vaccination rates, study finds

December 6, 2016

Physicians should use short, direct sentences that assume parents want their child vaccinated when discussing the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in order to help boost vaccination rates among adolescents, according to a study published Monday in Pediatrics, NPR's "Shots" reports.

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