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Fla. Legislature Approves Bill Prohibiting Discrimination Against Pregnant Women
The Florida Legislature on Friday passed a measure (SB 982) that would amend the state's current civil rights law to include pregnant women, the AP/Miami Herald reports.

Editorial: N.C. Gov. Can't Use Women's Safety 'Spin' on Abortion Delay Bill
If North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) breaks his campaign pledge and signs a bill (HB 465) imposing a 72-hour mandatory delay before abortions, he will not be able to rationalize his actions by claiming the measure improves women's safety, a Charlotte Observer editorial states.

Sen. Murray Affirms Efforts To Implement Paid Sick Leave Policy
Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on Thursday urged Congress to include paid sick leave in its final budget deal, The Hill reports.

Fla. Senate Sends 24-Hour Mandatory Delay Bill to Governor
The Florida Senate on Friday voted 26-13 to approve a bill (HB 633) that would impose at least a 24-hour mandatory delay before a woman can obtain an abortion, Reuters reports.

Ohio County Approves Contract with Planned Parenthood for LARC Pilot Program
Uninsured and underinsured women in Mahoning County, Ohio, will have access to long-acting reversible contraceptives via a new Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio pilot program, the Youngstown Vindicator reports.

Minn. Senate Rejects Abortion Clinic Fee, Licensing Measure
The Minnesota Senate on Friday voted 32-29 to reject an amendment that would have imposed additional licensing fees and inspection requirements on abortion clinics, the AP/Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Texas Lawmakers Backtrack on Antiabortion-Rights Provisions
Texas lawmakers on Thursday added two antiabortion-rights amendments to an unrelated bill (HB 2510) before sending the entire measure back to committee for revision, AP/KXAN reports.