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Recent Headlines

ACLU Challenges Maine Medicaid Program's Restrictions on Abortion Coverage
The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine on Tuesday sued Maine over state rules that bar MaineCare, the state's Medicaid program, from covering abortion care except in limited circumstances, the Bangor Daily News reports.

Special Committee Investigating Abortion Providers Receives $300K in Funding
A congressional subcommittee formed to investigate how abortion providers practice medicine and conduct business will receive $300,000 in funding, which conservatives are appropriating from a $1 million reserve fund, USA Today reports.

Federal Judge Warns CMP Founder, Rejects 5th Amendment Argument
A federal judge in an order issued on Friday said that the founder of the antiabortion-rights group Center for Medical Progress is trying to "hide the ball" rather than comply with the earlier orders to provide information necessary for a lawsuit brought by the National Abortion Federation.

Ore. Antiabortion-Rights Group Pushes Measure To Block State Abortion Funding
An antiabortion-rights group on Friday announced that it received enough signatures to obtain a 2016 ballot title for a measure to ban state-funded abortion coverage, the Portland Tribune reports.

Only One Abortion Clinic in Mo. After TRAP Law Forces Planned Parenthood Clinic To Suspend Abortion Services
A Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia, Mo., on Monday stopped providing abortion care because the clinic's physician is scheduled to lose certain hospital privileges on Dec. 1, AP/Yahoo! News reports.

Study: Increased Cervical Cancer Diagnoses Among Young Women Likely Connected to ACA Provision
An increase in the number of women under the age of 26 receiving early-stage cervical cancer diagnoses likely is linked to a provision of the Affordable Care Act that took effect in 2010, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the New York Times reports.

Women's Health Policy Report Will Not Publish Nov. 26, 27
The Women's Health Policy Report will not publish on Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, in observance of Thanksgiving. The report resumes publication on Monday, Nov. 30.