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Priests Group Plans Supreme Court Appeal Over Contraceptive Coverage Rules
Priests for Life plans to ask the Supreme Court to overturn a federal appeals court's ruling that rejected a challenge from the group and other Catholic organizations to the federal contraceptive coverage rules, the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty Blog reports.

Abortion-Rights Opponents Push Bill To Close Sole North Ala. Clinic
A group of abortion-rights opponents in Huntsville, Ala., aims to close North Alabama's only abortion clinic through legislative efforts after a judge dismissed the group's lawsuit against the clinic, the Huntsville Times reports.

Bill Overhauling Campus Sexual Assault Rules Unlikely To See Action in Lame Duck Session
Although legislation changing how college campuses handle sexual assault investigations is unlikely to see congressional action by the end of the year, supporters are optimistic about its chances in 2015, CQ Roll Call reports.

Studies: Violence Against Women, Girls a Worldwide 'Problem of Epidemic Proportions'
Violence against women and girls is a "global public health and clinical problem of epidemic proportions," and countries need to enact significant policy and financial changes to help curb such violence, according to a five-part series of studies published in The Lancet, Time reports.

Blogs Comment on 'Radical Six Week Abortion Ban,' Localization of 'Personhood' Movement, More
Read the week's best commentaries from bloggers at the Center for American Progress, RH Reality Check and more.