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Recent Headlines

Ore. Lawmakers Announce Comprehensive Women's Health Bill
A group of Oregon lawmakers on Friday announced legislation aimed at closing gaps in reproductive health care coverage for women in the state, the Portland Business Journal reports.

House Cancels Plans To Vote on Education Bill With Antiabortion-Rights Amendment
House lawmakers on Friday canceled plans to vote on an education bill (HR 5) that included a provision that would withhold federal funding from school districts where school-based health centers provide abortion-related information, Politico reports.

FDA Approves New Hormonal IUD
FDA on Friday approved the hormonal intrauterine device Liletta, which prevents pregnancy as effectively as sterilization for up to three years, Reuters reports.

Okla. House Approves Bill Aimed at Banning Certain Abortions
The Oklahoma House on Thursday voted 84-2 to approve a bill (HB 1721) that would prohibit physicians from performing a certain abortion procedure, the AP/Tulsa World reports.

Ky. House Approves Pregnant Workers' Fairness Act
The Kentucky House on Thursday voted 95-0 to approve a bill (HB 218) that would require businesses to make reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees, the AP/Lexington Herald-Leader reports.

Neb. Senate Rejects Medicaid Family Planning Expansion Bill
The Nebraska Senate on Thursday voted 23-21 against a bill (LB 77) that would have made health screening and contraceptive services more accessible to low-income women, NET reports.