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New research spotlights increasing U.S. maternal mortality rate

September 23, 2016

The maternal mortality rate in the United States increased between 2000 and 2015, countering a global decline of more than one-third over that same time period, according to research released Wednesday by the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), the New York Times reports.

Blogs comment on efforts to aid women's use of insurance coverage, the rights of incarcerated LGBT people and more

September 23, 2016

Read the week's best commentary from bloggers at Raising Women's Voices, WMC and more.

Planned Parenthood seeks summary judgment against Miss. law targeting abortion providers

September 22, 2016

Planned Parenthood on Monday asked a federal court to issue a summary judgment against a Mississippi law (SB 2238) that bars the state from allocating Medicaid funds to abortion providers, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

Senate makes progress on Zika funding

September 21, 2016

The Senate on Tuesday voted 89-7 to start debate on a stopgap spending bill (HR 5325) that includes $1.1 billion in funding for Zika response efforts, Politico reports.

Commentary discusses Hyde Amendment's 'emotional and cultural' toll

September 21, 2016

In a Rewire commentary, columnist Steph Herold discusses the "emotional and cultural effect" of the Hyde Amendment, "a sneaky rider" that restricts Medicaid as well as other government insurance programs from covering abortion care.

FDA approves new IUD

September 21, 2016

Bayer AG on Monday announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) for up to five years of pregnancy prevention, Reuters reports.

ACLU of Texas, advocacy group seek to intervene in challenge to ACA nondiscrimination provision

September 20, 2016

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), ACLU of Texas and the River City Gender Alliance on Friday filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit, Franciscan Alliance v. Burwell, challenging a nondiscrimination provision of the Affordable Care Act (PL 111-148), Rewire reports.

Blogs comment on how Whole Woman's Health will affect other state abortion restrictions, the first new clinic in Okla. in 40 years and more

September 20, 2016

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

New abortion clinic opens in Okla. for first time in 40 years

September 19, 2016

The Trust Women South Wind Women's Center opened in Oklahoma City last week, marking the first abortion clinic opening in the state since 1974, AP/ABC News reports.

Federal appeals court upholds order blocking La. from cutting Medicaid funds for Planned Parenthood

September 16, 2016

A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a lower court ruling that blocks Louisiana from cutting Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast (PPGC), the AP/Charlottesville Daily Progress reports.

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