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Conservative in Iowa Request Investigations Following Misleading Videos
Conservative lawmakers in Iowa's House and Senate on Monday asked state Attorney General Tom Miller (D) to investigate abortion clinics in the state following the videos' release, the Cedar Rapids Gazette reports.

Conservative Lawmakers in Tenn. Request Investigations Following Misleading Videos
Conservative lawmakers in Tennessee on Monday asked Gov. Bill Haslam (R) to impose several emergency rules regarding the disposal of fetal tissue, including an investigation into Planned Parenthood, following the release of misleading videos about the organization, the Tennessean reports.

6th Circuit Affirms Ruling for Contraceptive Coverage Rules
he 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday affirmed its prior judgment that accommodations to federal contraceptive coverage rules for not-for-profits that hold themselves out as religious do not violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (PL 103-141), the AP/Franklin Daily Journal reports.

10th Circuit Stays Contraceptive Coverage Ruling While Challengers Seek SCOTUS Review
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday granted a request to stay its earlier ruling upholding the accommodation while opponents of the contraceptive coverage rules ask the Supreme Court to consider their case, Reuters reports.

NY Times: Ohio Abortion Ban Part of National Effort To Overturn Roe
"It is tempting to dismiss the latest anti-choice salvo [HB 135] from Ohio lawmakers, which would criminalize abortions based on a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome, as a blatantly unconstitutional ploy that would never be enforced," but the measure "stands a disturbingly good chance of approval this fall," according to a New York Times editorial.

Mich. Lawmaker Proposes Bills To Criminalize Certain Abortions
Michigan Rep. Laura Cox (R) last week introduced two measures (HB 4833, HB 4834) that would ban a certain type of abortion procedure, the Detroit Free Press reports.