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Recent Headlines

Experts Say N.D. Personhood Measure Could Have Drastic Effects on Health Care Services
A "personhood" amendment (Measure 1) on the North Dakota ballot next month could have a widespread impact on health care services in the state, Modern Healthcare reports.

Calif. Law Helps Expand Abortion Access, Destigmatize Procedure
Contrary to many state legislatures across the country, California is moving to expand abortion access, not restrict it, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Wash. Senators' 'Winning Legal Argument' Could Trump Hobby Lobby Ruling, Editorial States
A group of state senators in Washington plans to introduce a bill in the 2015 legislative session that would "overturn the effects of the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision in the state," which they hope will "prevent discrimination against women by employers who refuse to offer contraceptive coverage in their health-care plans," an editorial in the Olympian states.

Two Alabama Abortion Clinics Reopen; Lawsuit Will Determine Future Access
Two Alabama abortion clinics have reopened after closing earlier this year, but a lawsuit in federal court will determine whether one of them, as well as two others, will have to close, the AP/UT-San Diego reports.

Blogs Comment on Abortion Stigma Research, Contraceptive Coverage Accommodations, More
Read the week's best commentaries from bloggers at the RH Reality Check, Feministing and more.

Datapoints: Public Funding for Family Planning is a Sound Investment, LARC Lowers Teen Pregnancy & More
This week's visuals include a look at the public savings and health benefits of U.S. investments in family planning services, as well as graphics examining the impact of expanded contraceptive access for teens and the link between HIV and intimate partner violence.