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Recent Headlines

Lame Duck is 'Perfect Opportunity' for 'Commonsense Progress for Women,' Op-Ed States
The midterm election results showed that "one thing is abundantly clear -- despite the losses Democrats faced, women's healthcare received sweeping, bipartisan support," writes Dana Singiser, vice president of public policy and government affairs for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, in The Hill's "Congress Blog."

Wis. Family Planning Providers Say State Audits Appear Politically Motivated, Place Clinics at Risk
Safety-net family planning providers in Wisconsin and some state lawmakers say state audits alleging that two clinic operators overbilled Medicaid are politically motivated, the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism/Green Bay Press Gazette reports.

FDA Calls for 'Black Box' Warning on Hysterectomy Device Over Cancer Concerns
FDA on Monday recommended an immediate "black box" warning for laparoscopic power morcellators, a surgical tool used to conduct hysterectomies that has been known to spread hidden cancers, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Attempt at County-Level Admitting Privileges Law Rejected in Ind.
An Indiana county council committee on Tuesday abandoned a proposed ordinance that would have required the county's only abortion provider to obtain admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, WNDU News reports.

Women's Health Policy Report Will Not Publish on Nov. 27, 28
The Women's Health Policy Report will not publish on Thursday, Nov. 27, and Friday, Nov. 28, in observance of Thanksgiving. The report resumes publication on Monday, Dec. 1.