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Recent Headlines

Mass. House Approves Bill Protecting Abortion Clinics
The Massachusetts House on Wednesday voted 116-35 to approve a bill that would bolster security around abortion clinics in the state, AP/MassLive reports.

Study Evaluating Effects of Texas' HB 2 Shows 13% Drop in Abortions
The number of abortions in Texas has dropped by 13% since provisions of a state law (HB 2) took effect, according to a Texas Policy Evaluation Project study published in the journal Contraception, the Texas Tribune reports.

10.3M Obtained Health Coverage Since Fall 2013 Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Period, Study Says
About 10.3 million U.S. residents have gained health coverage since the fall 2013 launch of the initial open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act's insurance marketplaces, according to a report published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, Reuters reports.

Opponents of Colorado 'Personhood' Amendment Launch Campaign Against Proposed Measure
Opponents of a proposed Colorado constitutional "personhood" amendment launched a campaign Tuesday, saying the ballot measure could further restrict abortion rights and limit some fertility treatments, the AP/CBS4 reports.

Ohio Democrats To Propose Bill Mandating Employers Cover Contraceptives
Ohio Democrats in the House and Senate plan to introduce a bill that would require small and mid-sized companies in the state to cover all FDA-approved contraceptives, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

JAMA Study Supports FDA Estimate of How Many Women Undergoing Hysterectomy, Fibroid Removal Have Undetected Cancer
On the heels of an FDA advisory panel raising concerns about a surgical device commonly used in hysterectomies and to remove fibroids, a new Journal of the American Medical Association study provides an estimate of how many women might have undetected cancer that the device could unintentionally spread, the Washington Post reports.

Datapoints: 'Bad Medicine' in the States, Myths About Abortion Providers & More
This month's visual snapshot of women's health developments highlights dangerous state laws that put political ideology above medical evidence. We also debunk a common claim from abortion-rights opponents about abortion providers in minority communities.