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Recent Headlines

Ohio Grants Sole Cincinnati Clinic Exemption Under Antiabortion-Rights Law
The last abortion clinic in the Cincinnati area on Thursday announced that it had been granted an exemption from an Ohio law that could have resulted in its closure and was dropping its lawsuit challenging the measure, the AP/SF Gate reports.

CMS Releases Draft Guidance To Clarify ACA Abortion Coverage Rules for Insurers
CMS on Friday released a draft regulation that would provide additional guidance to insurers on the Affordable Care Act's (PL 111-148) rules for abortion coverage in health plans offered through the law's insurance marketplaces, The Hill reports.

Wash. Defends Emergency Contraception Stocking Rules in Long-Running Lawsuit
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday heard arguments in a lawsuit challenging Washington state regulations (WAC 246-869-010) that require pharmacies to provide timely access to emergency contraception, the Oregonian reports.