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Datapoints: LARC Use Increases Among U.S. Teens, Abortion Coverage Data Lack Transparency
In today's graphics, we look at U.S. teenagers' increased use of long-acting reversible contraceptives and declining use of moderate- and least-effective forms of contraception. We also spotlight marketplace health plans' inadequate transparency on abortion coverage and lingering gaps in no-cost contraception coverage.

Miss. Clinic Files Brief Urging SCOTUS To Dismiss State's Defense of Admitting Privileges Law
Attorneys representing Mississippi's sole abortion clinic in a brief filed Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the state's case in defense of an admitting privileges law (HB 1390), MSNBC reports.

Advocates: Funding Restrictions on Women's Health Providers in Texas Budget Proposals Would Endanger Access
Women's health advocates warn that a Texas state budget proposal intended to prioritize funding for a women's cancer screening program for groups that do not provide abortion services could reduce women's access to health care, CQ News reports.

Blogs Comment on Human Trafficking Bill, Advocating Contraception To Commemorate Earth Day, More
Read the week's best commentaries from bloggers from RH Reality Check, Care2 and more.

N.C. House Approves 72-Hour Mandatory Delay Bill
The North Carolina House on Thursday voted 74-45 to approve a bill (HB 465) that would extend the state's mandatory delay before an abortion from 24 to 72 hours, WNCN News reports.

Ala. Rep. Files Legislation Targeting Northern Ala.'s Only Abortion Clinic
Alabama Rep. Ed Henry (R) on Tuesday filed a measure (HB 527) that would prevent the state's Department of Public Health from licensing abortion clinics or reproductive health care centers that are located within 2,000 feet of a public school, the Huntsville Times reports.

Abortion-Rights Opponents Target Roe Protections with Fetal Homicide, Criminalizing Pregnancy Laws
Abortion-rights opponents are pursuing legislation that grants legal rights to fetuses as part of "a much broader national campaign ... to overturn Roe v. Wade," Rolling Stone reports.