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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.

Reproductive-rights advocates challenge abortion restrictions in three states

December 1, 2016

Reproductive-rights advocates on Wednesday filed lawsuits challenging abortion restrictions in Missouri, North Carolina and Alaska as unconstitutional, the Washington Post reports.

Abortion-rights opponents prepare restrictions for upcoming sessions

December 1, 2016

Following the elections last month, abortion-rights opponents are preparing to push restrictions during the upcoming legislative session, The Hill reports.

Op-ed encourages women to #ShoutYourAbortion in response to restrictions, stigma

December 1, 2016

In an opinion piece for ABC.net, columnist Jane Caro calls on women to participate in the #ShoutYourAbortion movement in response to Pope Francis' decision to let priests absolve women for obtaining abortion care and other antiabortion-rights efforts.

Ireland compensates woman forced to travel for abortion care

December 1, 2016

In a historic decision, Ireland on Wednesday agreed to compensate a woman, Amanda Mellet, for requiring her to travel to Britain to access abortion care, The Guardian reports.

Conservative lawmakers will seek to defund Planned Parenthood next year

November 30, 2016

Conservative lawmakers plan to defund Planned Parenthood in early 2017, according to conservative sources inside and outside Congress, Politico reports.

Texas officials finalize fetal tissue disposal rules

November 30, 2016

Texas health officials on Monday announced that rules requiring the cremation or burial of fetal remains will take effect on Dec. 19, despite widespread concern from stakeholders and the threat of legal action, the Texas Tribune reports.

Utah lawmakers plan medication abortion 'reversal' bill

November 30, 2016

Utah Rep. Keven Stratton (R) and state Sen. Curt Bramble (R) plan to propose a measure requiring providers to share medically unfounded information with a woman seeking medication abortion, Deseret News reports.

Women could lose health insurance protections under new administration

November 30, 2016

Under the new administration, women could lose health insurance protections established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (PL 111-148) and face higher costs for care, Kaiser Health News/NPR's "Shots" reports.

Texas officials report likely case of local Zika transmission

November 29, 2016

Texas officials on Monday reported a probable case of local Zika virus transmission, the New York Times reports.

Clinics express concerns about meeting increased demand for LARC

November 29, 2016

Some clinics that provide long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) are struggling financially to meet a heightened demand for such contraception following the presidential election, NPR's "Shots" reports.

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