Recent Headlines

Brief asks Fla. high court to halt 24-hour delay
Plaintiffs challenging a law (HB 633) imposing a mandatory delay before abortion care on Wednesday filed a brief in an ongoing lawsuit asking the Florida Supreme Court to block the law, the News Service of Florida/Palm Beach Post reports.

Okla. Senate adjourns without seeking override of veto on abortion ban
The Oklahoma Senate on Friday adjourned for the year without seeking a legislative override of Gov. Mary Fallin's (R) veto of a bill (SB 1552) that would have effectively prohibited doctors in the state from providing abortion care, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

Featured blogs
"A big win for women who seek care at Catholic hospitals in Illinois," (Smith, "Speak Freely," American Civil Liberties Union, 5/27); "Why women still can't get over-the-counter birth control in California," (Rodriguez, Care2, 5/28); "California minimum wage increase is a win for the reproductive justice movement," (Towne, United for Reproductive & Gender Equity/Huffington Post blogs, 5/27).

Ohio approves abortion clinic's request for variance to TRAP law
The Ohio health director on Friday granted a Planned Parenthood clinic in Cincinnati a variance to a patient transfer requirement that targets abortion providers, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

Local Planned Parenthood affiliates to merge into Great Plains regional organization
Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri on Wednesday announced plans to merge with the organization's central Oklahoma affiliate in July and open a new clinic, the AP/Colorado Springs Gazette reports.

Mich. Senate passes bills that would criminalize abortion coercion
The Michigan Senate on Tuesday voted 26-11 to give final approval to legislation (HB 4787, HB 4830) that would criminalize coercing a woman to have an abortion, the Detroit Free Press reports.