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Recent Headlines

Public Widely Supports Contraceptive Coverage, Study Finds
A strong majority of U.S. residents favor a requirement that health plans cover contraceptives, according to a research letter published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Los Angeles Times' "Science Now" reports.

Supreme Court Seems Open To Antiabortion-Rights Group's Case
During oral arguments on Tuesday, several Supreme Court justices appeared skeptical of an Ohio law that bars false statements in political advertisements, as well as the state's assertion that an antiabortion-rights group lacks standing to challenge it, Politico reports.

Study: False-Positive Mammograms Increase Anxiety Temporarily
Women who receive false-positive results from breast cancer screenings experience slightly "increased anxiety" that ends within one year, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, Reuters reports.

La. House Advances Pre-Abortion Information Bill
The Louisiana House on Monday passed a bill (HB 1262) that would require abortion providers to give women seeking abortions written materials on supposed negative psychological effects of abortion, as well as information on human trafficking and coercion, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.