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Obama administration finalizes rule barring states from withholding Title X funding from Planned Parenthood

December 15, 2016

The Obama administration on Wednesday finalized a rule that will prohibit states from withholding Title X funding from Planned Parenthood and other health care facilities that provide abortion care, the New York Times reports.

Study: Risk of short-term mental health issues increases when women are denied abortion care

December 15, 2016

Among women seeking abortion care, those denied access to such care are more likely than those able to access it to experience mental health issues in the short term, according to a study published Wednesday in JAMA Psychiatry, the New York Times reports.

ACLU files lawsuit challenging biased counseling provisions in Fla. law

December 15, 2016

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida on Monday filed a new lawsuit against provisions in a wide-ranging state antiabortion-rights law (HB 1411), other parts of which have already been blocked by the courts, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

Ohio Gov. signs 20-week abortion ban; Judge says Dayton clinic can stay open pending appeal in license dispute

December 14, 2016

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) on Tuesday signed a bill (SB 127) that will ban abortion care at 20 weeks of pregnancy, the New York Times reports.

Okla. Supreme Court strikes down TRAP law; state to require antiabortion-rights signage in many public restrooms

December 14, 2016

The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a state law (SB 1848) that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic, calling the requirement "an undue burden on a wom[a]n's access to abortion," Reuters reports.

Ill. lawmaker proposes bills to protect, expand abortion rights

December 14, 2016

Illinois Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D) has proposed two measures aimed at expanding abortion access and protecting abortion rights in the state, WTTW's "Chicago Tonight" reports.

Planned Parenthood seeks injunction against Mo. TRAP measures

December 14, 2016

Two Planned Parenthood branches on Monday asked a federal judge to block Missouri from enforcing two abortion restrictions at issue in a lawsuit challenging the restrictions' constitutionality, the Springfield News-Leader reports.

Blogs comment on lawsuit challenging Texas fetal tissue burial rules, misinformation in Texas' biased pre-abortion booklet and more

December 13, 2016

Read the week's best commentary from bloggers at Jezebel, Slate's "XX Factor" and more.

Conservative N.J. lawmakers pledge to pursue 20-week abortion ban

December 9, 2016

Conservative New Jersey lawmakers on Monday said they plan to push forward with a bill (S 2026) that would ban abortion care at 20 weeks, reports.

Blogs comment on Ohio's unconstitutional six-week abortion ban; Labor Secretary nominee's efforts to overturn Roe and more

December 9, 2016

Read the week's best commentary from bloggers at Bustle, Mother Jones and more.

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