Recent Headlines

LA Times op-ed: Ginsburg's warning about Hobby Lobby decision plays out in other contraceptive coverage challenge
In a Los Angeles Times opinion piece, columnist Michael Hiltzik highlights a challenge to the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) (PL 111-148) contraceptive coverage rules in which the plaintiffs "assert that [the ACA's] contraceptive mandate tramples on their family's religious rights even if they don't make use of it."

PPNYC launches Tumblr campaign to reach young audience, celebrate 100th anniversary
Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) on July 9 launched a new campaign aimed at young people to commemorate the organization's upcoming 100th anniversary on Oct. 16, the New York Times reports.

Texas judge dismisses charges against individuals behind CMP videos
A Texas judge on Tuesday dismissed charges filed against two antiabortion-rights activists who were involved in producing a series of misleading videos targeting Planned Parenthood, the New York Times reports.

Oakland passes measure to deter misleading advertising by CPCs
Oakland, California, last week became the second U.S. city to pass an ordinance deterring antiabortion-rights crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) from engaging in misleading advertising practices that deceptively suggest they provide abortion care, the Huffington Post reports.

Ore. Medicaid program mulls covering LARC placement immediately postpartum
Officials with Oregon's Medicaid program are considering a policy that would reimburse providers for administering long-acting reversible contraception immediately after a woman gives birth or has an abortion, the Bend Bulletin reports.

N.Y. gov. signs legislation to eliminate sales tax on feminine hygiene products
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) last week signed legislation (A 7555, S 7838) to eliminate state and local sales taxes on feminine hygiene products, The Hill reports.