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Recent Headlines

Federal Judge Overturns N.D. 'Heartbeat' Abortion Ban
A federal judge on Wednesday struck down a North Dakota law (HB 1456) that banned abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, the AP/Washington Post reports.

'Counterproductive' Tenn. Bill Bad for Women, Families, NYT Editorial Argues
A bill (SB 1391) recently approved by Tennessee's Legislature would give the state "the dubious distinction of being the first state to specifically authorize the filing of assault charges, carrying up to 15 years in prison, when a fetus or newborn is deemed to be harmed by illegal narcotics," a New York Times editorial states.

Okla. Medication Abortion Bill Heads to Gov. Fallin
The Oklahoma Senate on Tuesday passed a bill (HB 2684) that would restrict the use of medication abortion drugs, sending the measure to Gov. Mary Fallin (R), the AP/Kansas City Star reports.

Texas Clinic Denied Request To Provide Abortions During Lawsuit
A federal judge on Wednesday denied an El Paso, Texas, abortion clinic's request for a temporary injunction to block a state requirement that its abortion providers have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Colo. Dems Back Away From Reproductive Health Freedom Act
Colorado Senate Democrats on Wednesday said they will no longer pursue a bill (SB 175) that would block government entities from enacting policies that deny or interfere with reproductive health care, the Denver Post reports.

Hawaii Considers Proposal To Expand Fertility Treatment Coverage
A Hawaii House Committee has advanced a resolution (SCR 35) calling for the state auditor to study a proposal that would expand coverage of fertility treatments, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.