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House Democrats Urge End To Budget Riders That Restrict Abortion
Democrats on the House Budget and Appropriations committees last week urged Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan to submit a fiscal year 2016 budget proposal without riders that restrict abortion funding, Politico's "Pulse" reports.

House Bill Would Mandate Ultrasounds Before Abortions Nationwide
A bill (HR 492) introduced in the House on Thursday would require a woman seeking an abortion to first undergo an ultrasound, The Hill reports.

States Likely To Consider 20-Week Abortion Bans, Despite Issues With Federal Bill
Bills that would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy are likely to advance in state legislatures this year, despite the difficulties conservatives faced with similar federal-level legislation last week, the Washington Post's "GovBeat" reports.

Minn. Abortion-Rights Opponents Seek Legislative Support; Gov. Against New Restrictions
Abortion-rights opponents in Minnesota hope that Republican control of the state House could help advance their goals this year, although Gov. Mark Dayton (D) and the Democratic-controlled state Senate are unlikely to be receptive, the AP/San Francisco Chronicle reports.