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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.

Women's Health Policy Report will not publish Nov. 24-25

November 23, 2016

The Women's Health Policy Report will not publish on Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The report resumes publication on Monday, Nov. 28.

Baltimore appeals ruling blocking enforcement of CPC disclosure ordinance

November 22, 2016

Attorneys representing the city of Baltimore last week asked the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review a lower court decision barring city officials from enforcing a 2009 ordinance (FID 09-0406) aimed at curbing crisis pregnancy centers' (CPC) misinformation, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

Judge issues preliminary injunction blocking release of identifying information on Wash. fetal tissue researchers

November 22, 2016

A federal court last week issued a preliminary injunction blocking abortion-rights opponents from accessing the personal identifying information of fetal tissue researchers in Washington state, Seattle Post Intelligencer reports.

Op-ed notes ongoing attacks on abortion rights, calls for ensuring safe access

November 22, 2016

"Women and reproductive rights organizations should be doing all they can to steel themselves for the battles to come," columnist Jessica Valenti writes in an opinion piece for The Guardian.

WHO removes Zika 'emergency of international concern' designation, stresses crisis is not over

November 21, 2016

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday declared that Zika is no longer an international public health emergency, but the organization highlighted a need for a long-term response to the virus, the New York Times reports.

Ariz. abortion provider challenges state request for patient records

November 21, 2016

An Arizona-based abortion provider has asked a judge to block a state investigation that the provider's attorney says is unconstitutional and violates doctor-patient privilege, KJZZ reports.

Pa. Senate opts not to consider proposed abortion ban

November 21, 2016

Pennsylvania lawmakers in the state Senate on Wednesday opted against voting on any further legislation in the state's lame duck session, meaning a proposed abortion ban (HB 1948) will not be considered during this session, PennLive reports.

Judge declares accused Colo. clinic shooter mentally unfit for trial

November 21, 2016

For the third time, a Colorado judge on Thursday ruled that Robert Dear, the man accused of a shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic last year, remains incompetent to stand trial, Rewire reports.

Ind. lawmaker to propose abortion ban

November 18, 2016

Indiana Rep. Curt Nisly (R) said he plans to introduce legislation that would ban abortion in the state, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

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."

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