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Quote round up: Advocates launch multi-state legal challenge against abortion restrictions, lambast congressional 'witch hunt' against providers, more

December 8, 2016

Key stakeholders in women's health praise a legal challenge against abortion restrictions in three states, blast a congressional panel targeting abortion providers and more.

NYT: New administration could endanger reproductive health care 'for millions of women'

December 8, 2016

The new administration "could put reproductive health care out of reach for millions of women, especially those living in poverty," a New York Times editorial states.

Ohio House panel advances 20-week abortion ban

December 8, 2016

An Ohio House committee on Wednesday passed a bill (SB 127) that would ban abortion care at 20 weeks, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

Ohio lawmakers send 'heartbeat' abortion ban to Gov.

December 7, 2016

Ohio lawmakers on Tuesday sent to Gov. John Kasich a bill (HB 493) that would ban abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detectable, which can be as early as the sixth week of pregnancy, the AP/Los Angeles Times reports.

Ark. lawmakers propose ban on medically proven method of abortion care

December 7, 2016

Arkansas lawmakers on Monday filed a measure (HB 1032) that would ban a medically proven method of abortion care, 5 News reports.

LA Times editorial: Texas should eliminate 'wrongheaded' fetal tissue disposal rules

December 7, 2016

Antiabortion-rights lawmakers at the state and federal level "have gone to unusual lengths since the Supreme Court's decision in Roe vs. Wade to deter women from exercising that particular constitutional right," but "a handful of states have taken the effort to a bizarre extreme," a Los Angeles Times editorial states, citing new rules in Texas requiring the cremation or burial of fetal remains.

Report refutes allegations made by congressional panel targeting abortion providers

December 6, 2016

Liberal members of a congressional panel targeting abortion providers issued a report on Monday that refutes allegations made by conservative members and criticizes how conservative lawmakers have conducted the investigation, the Washington Examiner reports.

Blogs comment on limited access to women's health care at VA facilities, political efforts to undermine Roe and more

December 6, 2016

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

Judge lets ACLU continue with lawsuit aiming to protect unaccompanied, immigrant minors' access to abortion, contraception

December 5, 2016

A federal magistrate last week ruled that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) can go ahead with a lawsuit challenging federal contracts with religious affiliated organizations that deny unaccompanied, immigrant minors access to abortion and contraception, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

House approves $800K for panel targeting abortion providers; panel makes allegation against PPGC

December 2, 2016

The House on Wednesday voted 234-181 to approve a resolution that authorizes an additional $800,000 in funding for a congressional panel targeting abortion providers, doubling the panel's budget, USA Today reports.

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