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Recent Headlines

ACLU Challenges Maine Medicaid Program's Restrictions on Abortion Coverage
The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine on Tuesday sued Maine over state rules that bar MaineCare, the state's Medicaid program, from covering abortion care except in limited circumstances, the Bangor Daily News reports.

Ore. Antiabortion-Rights Group Pushes Measure To Block State Abortion Funding
An antiabortion-rights group on Friday announced that it received enough signatures to obtain a 2016 ballot title for a measure to ban state-funded abortion coverage, the Portland Tribune reports.

Only One Abortion Clinic in Mo. After TRAP Law Forces Planned Parenthood Clinic To Suspend Abortion Services
A Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia, Mo., on Monday stopped providing abortion care because the clinic's physician is scheduled to lose certain hospital privileges on Dec. 1, AP/Yahoo! News reports.

7th Circuit Affirms Decision Ruling Wis. Admitting Privileges Law Unconstitutional
A three-judge panel for the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday upheld a lower court ruling that struck down part of a Wisconsin law (Act 37) that would require physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, the Wisconsin State Journal reports.

Planned Parenthood Files Lawsuit Over Texas' Move To Cut Medicaid Funding
Planned Parenthood on Monday filed a federal lawsuit against Texas officials in response to the state's efforts to cut the organization's Medicaid funding, the New York Times reports.

Nearly 75% of Seventh-Grade R.I. Students Vaccinated Under State HPV Vaccine Mandate
Rhode Island health officials have announced that, as of Sept. 1, a majority of seventh graders in the state have been vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, the Providence Journal reports.