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Datapoints: Distance to the Nearest Abortion Provider Is Increasing; Which States Help Fund CPCs
In today's graphics, see the disparity in access to abortion care across the U.S. We also look at which states permit funds from specialty license plates with antiabortion-rights messaging to be allocated to crisis pregnancy centers.

Forensics Experts Find CMP Videos Manipulated, Unreliable for Investigative Purposes
Recently released videos that target Planned Parenthood were manipulated, making them unreliable for official inquiries into the organization, according to a report Planned Parenthood submitted to Congress on Thursday, the New York Times reports.

In New Tactic, Abortion-Rights Opponents Disclose Personal Information on Women, Abortion Providers
Abortion-rights opponents increasingly are uncovering personal information about abortion providers and women who have received abortion care in an effort to increase abortion stigma and restrict abortion access, ProPublica/Washington Post reports.

NY Times: Ohio Abortion Ban Part of National Effort To Overturn Roe
"It is tempting to dismiss the latest anti-choice salvo [HB 135] from Ohio lawmakers, which would criminalize abortions based on a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome, as a blatantly unconstitutional ploy that would never be enforced," but the measure "stands a disturbingly good chance of approval this fall," according to a New York Times editorial.

6th Circuit Affirms Ruling for Contraceptive Coverage Rules; 10th Circuit Issues Stay on Rules
he 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday affirmed its prior judgment that accommodations to federal contraceptive coverage rules for not-for-profits that hold themselves out as religious do not violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (PL 103-141), the AP/Franklin Daily Journal reports.

Blogs Comment on Mich. Abortion Ban Proposal, Court Rulings on Federal Contraceptive Coverage Rules, More
Read the week's best commentaries from bloggers at RH Reality Check, Huffington Post blogs and more.

Planned Parenthood App Helps Alaska Women Access Birth Control
Women in Alaska can now obtain birth control remotely via Planned Parenthood's Get Care application, which can be used on mobile devices and desktop computers, the Juneau Empire reports.

Mo. Lawmakers, Health Officials Debate Abortion Clinic License Requirements
On Tuesday, conservative state senators and the health department director in Missouri debated at a hearing whether Columbia Planned Parenthood met state licensing requirements when it received its license in July, AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

Kansas' Move To Defund Planned Parenthood Curbs Health Care Access for Low-Income Residents
Many health care services for low-income residents in Kansas have been cut following the state's move to defund Planned Parenthood, the AP/San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Texas Clinic Spends $3 Million To Comply With HB 2 Building Requirements
Two abortion providers in San Antonio spent $3 million on their clinic to make it compliant with the ambulatory surgical center requirements imposed by Texas' omnibus antiabortion-rights law (HB 2), the Texas Observer reports.