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Recent Headlines

Survey Shows Increase in Violence Against Abortion Providers, Clinics
Abortion providers are experiencing an increase in threats and intimidation from abortion-rights opponents, according to a Feminist Majority Foundation survey, Medical Daily reports.

Colo. Teen Pregnancy Prevention Bill Advances
The Colorado House Finance Committee on Thursday voted 10-1 to approve a bipartisan measure (HB 1079) that would expand the state's Teen Pregnancy and Dropout Prevention pilot program, the Colorado Independent reports.

Va. Senate Committee Rejects Attempt To Repeal Ultrasound Mandate
A Virginia Senate committee on Thursday rejected a bill (SB 733) that would have repealed a 2012 measure (Code of Virginia 18.2-76) mandating that a woman receive an ultrasound before an abortion, the AP/San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Ala. Lawmaker Might Try Again on 'Heartbeat' Abortion Ban Measure
Alabama Rep. Terri Collins (R) is considering introducing legislation similar to a bill (HB 490) she proposed last year that would have banned most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detectable, the Florence Times Daily reports.

Blogs Comment on Anti-Choice 'Playbook,' IUD Facts, More
Read the week's best commentaries from bloggers at ANSIRH, Ms. Magazine and more.

Datapoints: A Look at Abortion Coverage in the ACA's Marketplace Plans, Repro Health Report Card, More
This week's charts depict why abortion coverage is unavailable in many states' ACA marketplace plans for 2015. We also feature a national reproductive health report card and an interactive look at abortion restrictions in Missouri.