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Blogs comment on the intersection of economic, reproductive justice; celebrating Planned Parenthood's centennial and more

October 21, 2016

Read the week's best commentary from bloggers at Ms. Magazine blog, Our Bodies, Ourselves' "Our Bodies, Our Blog" and more.

CDC: Reported STI cases continue to rise

October 20, 2016

There were more diagnoses of three sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among U.S. residents in 2015 than in any previous year, according to a report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New York Times reports.

9th Circuit hears appeal over blocked CMP videos

October 20, 2016

A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday heard an appeal challenging a preliminary injunction that bars an antiabortion-rights group from releasing secretly recorded videos targeting the National Abortion Federation (NAF), Courthouse News Service reports.

Rewire investigation sheds light on CPCs receiving public funding in Texas

October 20, 2016

A Rewire investigation sheds light on the tactics used by antiabortion-rights crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) that receive funding under Texas' Alternatives to Abortion program.

Texas changing Medicaid policy to reimburse for postpartum LARC

October 19, 2016

Texas, along with several other states, is revising its Medicaid reimbursement policy to cover the provision of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) immediately after delivery, Kaiser Health News/Texas Tribune reports.

Blogs comment on Planned Parenthood's 100th anniversary, Polish women's continued fight for abortion rights and more

October 18, 2016

Read the week's best commentary by bloggers at Huffington Post blogs, Bustle and more.

9th Circuit panel denies CPCs' request to block Calif. FACT Act

October 17, 2016

A three-judge panel for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday in a unanimous opinion rejected a challenge to a California law (AB 775) aimed at protecting women from misleading practices by antiabortion-rights crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs), the Los Angeles Times "L.A. Now" reports.

Planned Parenthood president marks 100th anniversary with call to action

October 17, 2016

"Over the last century, thousands of volunteers -- from sex educators to clinic escorts --have helped build Planned Parenthood into [the] leading sexual and reproductive health provider and advocate in the U.S.," Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards writes in a Time opinion piece.

Study confirms women have little uncertainty about decision to seek abortion care

October 14, 2016

Women seeking abortion care are generally more certain about their decision than people seeking other forms of health care, according to a study published in Contraception, Reuters reports.

Commentary highlights widespread support for abortion rights, misunderstanding among politicians, media

October 14, 2016

"Political candidates, consultants, and the media generally misunderstand the politics of abortion rights," Gloria Totten, president of the Public Leadership Institute, writes in a commentary in The Hill, highlighting poll findings that "prov[e] that voters overwhelmingly support abortion rights both in general and when asked about specific reproductive rights policies."

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