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Federal Judge Finds Texas Abortion Clinic Restrictions Unconstitutional
A federal judge on Friday barred enforcement of a provision in a Texas antiabortion-rights law (HB 2) that would have closed more than a dozen of the state's remaining abortion clinics, the New York Times reports.

Judge Stalls Enforcement of La. Admitting Privileges Law for Some Abortion Providers
A federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing an admitting privileges law (HB 388) while some doctors are attempting to comply with it and a court challenge continues, the AP/New York Times reports.

New York Times Magazine Profiles Global Online 'Support Service' for Medication Abortion
This week's New York Times Magazine cover story profiles Women on Web, an online "support service" for women in need of medication abortion, and its founder, Rebecca Gomperts, an activist and physician.

Calif. Tells Insurers To Cover Abortion 'Neutrally'
California law requires health plans to "treat maternity services and legal abortion neutrally," the state Department of Managed Health Care said in a recent letter to seven insurers, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Ill. Gov. Signs Anti-Discrimination Law for Pregnant Workers
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) on Monday signed a bill (HB 8) into law that improves protections against job-based discrimination for pregnant workers, the AP/Rockford Register Star reports.

State 'Feticide' Laws Come 'Dangerously Close to Criminalizing Pregnancy,' Columnist Writes
"Anyone who doubts that laws restricting abortion rights actually restrict the freedom of women to fundamentally control their bodies and health should look at Indiana," Daily Beast columnist Sally Kohn writes.

Planned Parenthood Asks Iowa Supreme Court To Stay Telemedicine Abortion Ban
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland on Thursday asked the Iowa Supreme Court to stay a lower court's ruling that said the state Board of Medicine has the authority to ban the administration of medication abortion via telemedicine, the Des Moines Register reports.

Blogs Discuss Why 'Women's Equality Matters,' Need for Medicaid Abortion Coverage, More
Read the week's best commentaries from bloggers at the Washington Post, The Nation and more.