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Blogs comment on breaking down gender stereotypes in Ecuador, keeping politics out of health care and more

October 14, 2016

Read the week's best commentary from bloggers at UN Women/Huffington Post blogs, Slate's "Medical Examiner" and more.

Commentary addresses fetal-remains legislation, the 'new front in the attack on abortion'

October 13, 2016

Abortion-rights opponents have "open[ed] a new front in the attack on abortion -- fetal-remains legislation," columnist Rebecca Grant writes for The Nation.

Op-ed highlights financial barriers impeding abortion access

October 12, 2016

In an opinion piece for the Seattle Times/Sacramento Bee, Nicole Brodeur highlights the work of The CAIR Project, a Washington not-for-profit abortion care fund, to spotlight the financial barriers to abortion access in the United States.

CRR requests $4.5M for costs incurred challenging Texas' HB 2

October 12, 2016

The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) last week requested $4.5 million in attorneys' fees and other costs incurred in the organization's successful lawsuit against provisions in Texas' omnibus antiabortion-rights law (HB 2), the Texas Tribune reports.

In limited ruling, federal judge says Baltimore cannot make CPC comply with disclosure ordinance

October 11, 2016

A federal judge last week ruled that Baltimore officials cannot require a crisis pregnancy center (CPC) to comply with a 2009 city law aimed at curbing such facilities' misinformation, but he declined to rule that the law itself was unconstitutional, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Tenn. clinic will offer repro health care, including birthing and abortion care

October 11, 2016

Choices - Memphis Center for Reproductive Health plans to open a new, comprehensive reproductive health clinic that will house the city's first freestanding birthing facility, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

Thailand loosens abortion ban in response to Zika

October 11, 2016

Thailand health officials on Thursday announced that the country will allow pregnant women to receive abortion care up to 24 weeks of pregnancy in cases of Zika-related anomalies, Reuters reports.

Citing a panel investigation of abortion providers, House lawmakers call for curbs on subpoena power

October 7, 2016

A group of liberal lawmakers on Tuesday sent a letter to House Rules Committee leadership calling for a reversal of a rule change that expanded committee chairs' subpoena power, citing an abuse of power by a subcommittee targeting abortion providers, The Hill's "Floor Action" reports.

Commentary: '[L]ongstanding' TRICARE repro health restrictions 'become more pronounced in the face of Zika'

October 7, 2016

"[O]ne group vulnerable to the [Zika] virus has been left out of congressional aid efforts: women in the military," Jenny Kutner writes for Policy.Mic.

LARC use increasing in parts of N.C., S.C.

October 7, 2016

While use of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) is relatively low in the United States, areas of North Carolina and South Carolina have seen an uptick in use in recent years, WFAE/NPR's "Shots" reports.

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