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Appeals Court Reinstates Temporary Injunction Against Fla. Clinic
An appeals court on Friday ruled 2-1 to uphold a temporary injunction that prevents Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando from performing certain abortions at a medical park in Osceola, Fla., the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Texas Bill To Ban ACA Marketplace Abortion Coverage Dies in State House
The Texas House on Tuesday did not approve a bill (SB 575) that would have prohibited most abortion coverage in plans sold through the state's federally operated health insurance marketplace by a legislative deadline, effectively killing the measure for the legislative session, the Texas Tribune reports.

Calif. Assembly Approves Measure To Protect Against Crisis Pregnancy Centers' Misinformation
The California Assembly on Tuesday voted 49-26 to approve a bill (AB 775) that aims to protect women from receiving certain misleading information from crisis pregnancy centers, Reuters reports.

Advocates Say Bill Aiming To Expand OTC Contraceptive Access Would Increase Costs for Women
Sens. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) on Thursday introduced legislation that would incentivize pharmaceutical companies that make "routine-use contraceptives" to apply for an FDA waiver to allow the products to be sold over-the-counter, the Denver Post's "The Spot" reports.

Nev. Senate Panel Hears Parental Notification Bill
The Nevada Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Monday held a hearing on a bill (AB 405) that would mandate that physicians inform a minor's parent before performing an abortion, the AP/San Francisco Chronicle reports .

Former U.S. Surgeons General Call for Comprehensive, Evidence-Based Sex Ed
In a Washington Post opinion piece, Richard Carmona, Joycelyn Elders and David Satcher -- the 17th, 15th and 16th U.S. surgeons general, respectively -- tout "significant strides" in sexual health and sexuality education that have been made in the U.S. over the past 20 years, but they note there is room for further improvement.