Alabama | In the News

CDC says LARC use low among women in states that could see Zika transmission; federal officials note funding need
Few women in states at risk for the Zika virus are using the most effective forms of contraception and states should do more to facilitate contraceptive access, according to a CDC report published Tuesday, STAT News reports.

Federal judge blocks enforcement of Ala. abortion restrictions
A federal judge on Wednesday issued an order that temporarily halts enforcement of two new Alabama abortion restrictions, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

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"Unconstitutional: The one word that describes Alabama's attempts to block abortion access statewide" ("Speak Freely, American Civil Liberties Union, 7/8); "Even after their court victory, Texas abortion clinics face a long road to rebuilding and reopening" (Hellerstein, "ThinkProgress," Center for American Progress, 7/8).

Ala. abortion providers seek to halt latest restrictions
Abortion providers in Alabama have asked a federal judge for a temporary restraining order against new abortion restrictions set to take effect next month, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

Texas abortion providers evaluate reopening after SCOTUS ruling; decision could be used to strike down TRAP laws elsewhere
Texas providers who are interested in reopening facilities that closed under the law are determining how to proceed in light of the Supreme Court's ruling, which struck down contested provisions of Texas' omnibus antiabortion-rights law (HB 2), the New York Times reports.

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Alabama | In the Courts

This section provides a brief overview of significant cases impacting reproductive rights and health in Alabama.

Planned Parenthood Southeast, Inc. v. Bentley
Federal court challenge to an Alabama law, which would take effect on July 1, 2013, that requires all physicians who perform abortions to have staff privileges at a local hospital.

Planned Parenthood Southeast v. Bentley
Federal court challenge to Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's executive decision to terminate Alabama's Medicaid provider agreement with Planned Parenthood Southeast.

Reproductive Health Services v. Strange
Federal court challenge to an Alabama law that expands the state's judicial bypass provisions of the existing parental notification law.

Alabama | More Information

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