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Ala. Inmate Drops Request Seeking Abortion
An Alabama jail inmate on Wednesday filed a court document dropping her request to obtain an abortion, AP/ABC News reports.

Kansas Antiabortion-Rights Activist Must Face Trial Over Letter Threatening Abortion Provider
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday ruled an antiabortion-rights activist in Kansas must face trial over a threatening letter she sent to an abortion provider, overturning a lower court ruling that deemed the letter an expression of free speech, AP/Miami Herald reports.

Judge Expects To Rule on Ala. Inmate's Request To Have an Abortion by Friday
U.S. District Court Judge Abdul Kallon said he expects to rule by Friday on a lawsuit involving an Alabama jail inmate's request to obtain an abortion, the Huntsville Times reports.

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Calif. A.G. To Review CMP
California Attorney General Kamala Harris' (D) office said Friday it will review the Center for Medical Progress' tactics to decide whether the group's actions violated state law, the Sacramento Bee reports.

9th Circuit Court Affirms Washington Rules on Dispensing Emergency Contraception
On Thursday, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Washington state law requiring pharmacies to dispense all medicine, regardless of whether owners have religious objections, Reuters reports.