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Justice Ginsburg Explains 'Buffer Zone' Ruling, Criticizes Hobby Lobby Decision
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Thursday defended the high court's decision to overturn a Massachusetts "buffer zone" law and suggested that the court would have ruled differently in the Hobby Lobby contraceptive coverage case if more of the justices were female, the AP/ABC News reports.

Advocates Call for Better Emergency Contraception Access, One Year After Milestone Victory
Emergency contraception became available over-the-counter without proof-of-age requirements one year ago this week, but federal and state policies continue to limit access to it, according to a new paper from the Reproductive Health Technologies Project, Politico's "Pulse" reports.

Hysterectomy Device Recalled Amid Cancer Warnings
Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday asked surgeons to stop using its laparoscopic power morcellator amid growing concerns about the device's potential to unintentionally spread deadly cancers during hysterectomies, the AP/USA Today reports.

Ohio Orders Closure of Only Abortion Clinic in Toledo
An Ohio health official on Wednesday signed an adjudication order revoking the license of Toledo's last abortion clinic, effective Aug. 12, the Toledo Blade reports.

Blogs Discuss 'Real Way To Improve Contraceptive Access,' Profile Abortion Provider, More
We've compiled some of the most thought-provoking commentaries from around the Web. Catch up on the conversation with bloggers from The Hill, RH Reality Check and more.

Video Round Up: Mass. Moves To Protect Clinics, Maddow Reports on Clinic Closure, More
This week's videos include an interview with the sponsor of a Massachusetts bill responding to the Supreme Court's "buffer zone" ruling, a report on an abortion clinic closing in Kansas and concerns from HBO's John Oliver about female genital mutilation.