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N.M. Committee Report Calls for Greater Investment in Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs
A New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee report released last week calls on the state Legislature to invest in programs that will reduce teenage pregnancies and support teenage mothers, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports.

Moves To Ban Telemedicine Abortion Could Limit Early Access to Abortion
While efforts are underway to advance federal legislation (HR 36) that would ban abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy, several states already have moved to ban abortion via telemedicine, a method that can help women access the procedure earlier in pregnancy, Kaiser Health News reports.

Texas Judicial Bypass Bill Could Affect Undocumented Immigrants' Access to Abortion
A Texas bill (HB 3994) that would tighten the process by which minors obtain judicial bypass to have an abortion also would restrict undocumented immigrant women's access to abortion in the state, according to reproductive health advocates, KGBT News reports.

Tenn. Governor Signs 48-Hour Mandatory Delay Bill
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) on Monday signed a bill (SB 1222) into law that will impose a 48-hour mandatory delay before a woman can obtain an abortion, Reuters reports.

Stakeholders: La. Abortion Ban Bill Could Restrict Asian-American Women's Access to Reproductive Care
A bill (HB 701) passed by the Louisiana House on Thursday that would ban abortions based on a fetus' sex could lead physicians to refuse to perform abortions on Asian-American women, according to advocacy groups, Al Jazeera America reports.

Featured Blogs
"Texas Lawmakers Want Women To Present IDs Before They Get Abortions" (Culp-Ressler, "ThinkProgress," Center for American Progress, 5/15); "Exploiting the Black Family: A Divisive Campaign of the Anti-Woman, 'Pro-Life' Movement" (Scott, RH Reality Check, 5/15).