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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.

NYT's Greenhouse explores state of abortion access if Roe v. Wade were overturned

November 29, 2016

Should Roe v. Wade be overturned by a Supreme Court under the new administration, "[t]here's no doubt that some states would avail themselves of the option of banning abortion," forcing women to cross state lines to access abortion care, columnist Linda Greenhouse writes in an opinion piece for the New York Times.

Blogs comment on Texas' finalized fetal tissue disposal rule, access to care if Roe were overturned and more

November 29, 2016

Read the week's best commentary from bloggers at Jezebel, Glamour and more.

Commentary discusses how 'women are already being punished for having abortions'

November 28, 2016

Citing antiabortion-rights rhetoric that calls for punishing women for abortion care, columnist Molly Redden in a commentary in The Guardian writes that "some women are already being punished for having abortions."

CDC reports decline in number, rate of abortion

November 28, 2016

The number and rate of abortions provided in the United States and recorded by the federal government in 2013 declined to the lowest level since 1971, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

Pa. updates Medicaid policy to support postpartum LARC insertion

November 28, 2016

Effective Dec. 1, Pennsylvania's Medicaid program will reimburse providers for the cost of providing long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) immediately postpartum, officials announced last week,Rewire reports.

Op-ed: Minn. lawsuit targeting minors' right to transgender care has 'profound' implications for abortion care

November 28, 2016

A Minnesota parent recently filed a lawsuit "to block her transgender daughter from receiving further gender-affirming medical services," which, if successful, "could have profound implications for trans youth and minors who need abortion access" in the state, Lisa Needham writes in an opinion piece for Rewire.

Mo. lawmakers to sponsor legislation to eliminate abortion restrictions

November 23, 2016

Missouri Sen. Jill Schupp (D) plans to propose bills during the next legislative session to roll back some of the state's restrictions on abortion care, Ozarks First reports.

Study finds microcephaly can develop after birth in infants born to Zika-infected women; Fla. lifts part of travel warning

November 23, 2016

Infants diagnosed with Zika who are born to women infected with the virus during pregnancy can develop microcephaly after birth, according to a report published Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New York Times reports.

Commentary discusses self-induced abortion, 'a significant, if largely hidden phenomenon'

November 23, 2016

In a commentary in The Guardian, columnist Molly Redden highlights women's experience with and the prevalence of self-induced abortion in the United States.

Providers: Zika presents opportunity to increase access to contraception, reproductive health care

November 23, 2016

"For all its negatives, the Zika outbreak ... provides an opportunity to press strongly for universal access to contraception and reproductive services for women in all Zika-affected countries, but this opportunity is being largely overlooked," write Grace Tillyard, director of communications and outreach for Innovating Health International, and Vincent DeGennaro, president of Innovating Health International and assistant professor at the University of Florida College of Medicine, in an opinion piece for The Guardian.

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