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Pa. Gov.-Elect Must Act To Improve 'Deplorable' Status of Women's Health in State, Op-Ed Urges
Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Wolf's (D) pledge to expand Medicaid coverage to 500,000 state residents "is a good place to begin improving the health and economic security of Pennsylvanians," but he also should back the Pennsylvania Agenda for Women's Health, Kate Michelman and Carol Tracy, both of WomenVote PA, write in an opinion piece in the Scranton Times-Tribune.

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"New York City Commits $35 Million To Test Rape Kits Nationwide" (Liss-Schultz, RH Reality Check, 11/14); "Repro Wrap: Indiana Woman Charged With Feticide After Miscarriage and Other News" (Marty, Care2, 11/14).

First Antiabortion-Rights Bill Introduced Since Passage of Tenn. Amendment
Tennessee Rep. Rick Womick (R) on Thursday pre-filed the first bill aimed at increasing abortion restrictions in the state since voters approved an antiabortion-rights amendment (Amendment 1) earlier this month, the Tennessean reports.

Mo. Senator Files Abortion Clinic Inspection Bill That Languished Last Year
Missouri Sen. Wayne Wallingford (R) has filed legislation that would require the state Department of Health and Senior Services to annually inspect certain abortion clinics, the AP/Columbia Missourian reports.

Ga. City Bans Abortion Clinics, Most Abortions
The Rossville, Ga., City Council last week unanimously passed an ordinance banning abortion clinics within city limits and prohibiting most abortions, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports.

New Hearing Sought Over Court Ruling That Ended Medication Abortion in N.D.
The only abortion clinic in North Dakota on Wednesday petitioned the state Supreme Court to rehear a case and "resolve any lingering ambiguity" over a ruling that upheld a state law (HB 1297) restricting medication abortion, the AP/Miami Herald reports.