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Report: Majority of Women Cannot Access Abortion Coverage in ACA Marketplaces
About 60% of U.S. women who qualify for tax credits under the Affordable Care Act (PL 111-148) are unable to access a plan that covers abortion through the law's marketplaces, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation report released on Wednesday, The Hill reports.

Wyo. Bill Would Require Ultrasound, Fetal Heartbeat Information Before Abortion
A bill that would require abortion providers in Wyoming to tell women they have the option to view an ultrasound of the fetus and hear its heartbeat before an abortion was introduced in the state House on Tuesday, the AP/Washington Times reports.

W.Va. Lawmaker Refiles 20-Week Abortion Ban
West Virginia Delegate David Perry (D) on Tuesday reintroduced a measure (HB 2153) that would ban abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy unless the woman is having a medical emergency, the AP/San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Va. Bill To Expand Access to Contraception Stalled
The Virginia Senate Commerce and Labor Committee on Monday effectively killed a state Senate bill aimed at expanding access to contraception by sending the measure to the state's Health Insurance Reform Commission, the Hampton Roads Daily Press reports.

La. Rejects Planned Parenthood Clinic's Application To Provide Abortion Services
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals earlier this month rejected Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast's application to provide abortion services at a New Orleans health center that is scheduled to open later in 2015, the AP/San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Iowa Sen. Introduces Two Antiabortion-Rights Measures for 2015 Session
An Iowa senator has introduced two antiabortion-rights measures for the 2015 legislative session, the Des Moines Register reports.