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Lawsuit Challenges Okla. Medication Abortion Restrictions
Oklahoma women's health care providers on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging a state law (SB 1848) that would require physicians to administer medication abortion drugs according to FDA protocol and ban the method after 49 days of pregnancy, which goes against common medical practice, the Oklahoman reports.

Columns: Conservative Writer's Desire To Punish Women for Abortions Not Rare Among Abortion-Rights Opponents
Two writers who support reproductive rights recently responded to comments by National Review's Kevin Williamson, who said that women who have abortions -- and those who help them do so -- should be put to death.

Calif. Gov. Signs Legislation To Protect Farm Workers From Sexual Assault
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Sunday signed a bill (SB 1087) into law to help protect agricultural workers from sexual harassment and assault, the Center for Investigative Reporting reports.

Study: Breast Cancer Drug Significantly Extends Survival
Women with an aggressive form of breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body lived 15.7 months longer if their treatment regimen included a Roche drug called Perjeta, according to a study supported by the drugmaker, the Wall Street Journal reports.