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Ohio Clinic Stops Offering Abortions Amid State Restrictions
An abortion clinic near Cincinnati, Ohio, will stop offering surgical abortions, instead of continuing a dispute with the state over a requirement that it calls politically motivated, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

CDC: U.S. Teen Birth Rates Down Significantly Since 1950s
With a few exceptions, the U.S. teen birth rate has been generally declining for more than a half-century, according to a report from CDC's National Center for Health Statistics, USA Today reports.

NYT Editorial: 'Deception' Behind State Abortion Restrictions Revealed in Texas Cases
Texas' defense of an antiabortion-rights law (HB 2) underscores "[t]he deception behind the wave of state-level abortion restrictions now threatening women's access to safe and legal abortions," according to a New York Times editorial.

ACOG Says All Pregnant Women Should Receive Flu Vaccine
The latest research affirms recommendations that all pregnant women receive a flu vaccination, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists said in updated guidelines on flu shots during pregnancy, Medscape reports.

Ind. Asks Federal Court To Let Medication Abortion Restrictions Take Effect
The Indiana attorney general's office on Monday requested summary judgment in a federal court case challenging a state law (SB 371) that would impose additional building requirements on health clinics offering medication abortion, the AP/Lafayette Journal & Courier reports.

Video Round Up: Abortion Provider Explains Threats to Clinics, Anti-Choice Activists Track Patients
Abortion provider Willie Parker describes how state restrictions are making it harder for women to access the procedure. We also feature a video from two Texas reproductive-rights groups that includes undercover audio from a training session for antiabortion-rights activists.