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Alaska Gov. Signs Bill Defining 'Medically Necessary' Abortions Under Medicaid
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell (R) on Thursday signed legislation (SB 49) to restrict the state's Medicaid program to covering only "medically necessary" abortions, Alaska Public Media reports.

Judge Temporarily Reinstates Admitting Privileges for Two Texas Abortion Providers
A Texas judge on Thursday temporarily reinstated admitting privileges for two abortion providers, the AP/KXAN reports.

Enrollment in Affordable Care Act Marketplaces Tops 8M, Obama Announces
President Obama on Thursday announced that enrollment in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act's (PL 111-148) marketplaces has reached eight million individuals, Reuters reports.

S.C. 20-Week Abortion Ban Bill Stalls in Senate
A South Carolina bill (H 4223) that would prohibit most abortions at or after 20 weeks of pregnancy stalled this week in a state Senate subcommittee, the Charleston Post and Courier reports.

Study Could Encourage Delayed Clamping of Umbilical Cord
A post-delivery procedure known as delayed clamping -- waiting to cut a newborn's umbilical cord to allow more blood to flow from the placenta -- is equally beneficial whether the infant is held at an even level with the placenta or placed on the mother's stomach, according to a study published Wednesday in The Lancet, the New York Times' "Well" reports.

Blogs Address Pregnant Women's Rights, Violence Against Women, More
We've compiled some of the most thought-provoking commentaries from around the Web. Catch up on the conversation with bloggers from the "ThinkProgress," Slate and more.

Video Round-Up: Veto Urged on Controversial Tenn. Bill, Fight for Women's Votes Heats Up
In this week's video highlights, MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry calls for a veto of a misguided bill that would criminalize certain pregnancy outcomes and leads a panel discussion about the political discourse on women's rights issues.