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Report Finds Abortion Care Appointment Wait Time Increases of Nearly Three Weeks in Texas After HB 2
The wait time for an abortion care appointment in some Texas metropolitan areas increased to about 20 days following the passage of an omnibus antiabortion-rights bill (HB 2) in 2013, according to a new report from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project, the Texas Tribune reports.

NYC Health Dept. Launches Campaign To Raise Awareness of Contraception Options
The New York City Health Department recently announced the launch of "Maybe the IUD," a public education campaign to increase awareness of the intrauterine device and other contraceptive methods, NPR's "Shots" reports.

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CRR Files Suit Challenging Okla. Laws Restricting Abortion Access
The Center for Reproductive Rights last week filed a lawsuit in Oklahoma County District Court on behalf of a Tulsa, Okla., abortion clinic, challenging two state laws that restrict abortion access, AP/KRMG reports.

Ark. Advances Plans To Block Most Medicaid Funding for Planned Parenthood After Court Ruling
Arkansas will cut almost all of Planned Parenthood's Medicaid funding after U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker issued a preliminary injunction ordering that Arkansas must continue Medicaid payments for three women who challenged Gov. Asa Hutchinson's (R) original decision to block the funds, Reuters reports.

Utah To Continue Sending Federal Funding To Planned Parenthood Through Year's End
Utah officials on Friday said Planned Parenthood would continue to receive federal funds from the state through the remainder of 2015, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports