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Weekly Top 10

Poll: Most Voters Say Government Should Not Restrict Abortion Access
Almost 70% of registered voters say the government should not limit access to abortion, according to a new poll from NARAL Pro-Choice America, Politico Pro 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.

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.

HPV Vaccine Studies Show Lasting Protection, Suggest Providers Need To Offer Shot Sooner
A new study in Pediatrics found that the human papillomavirus vaccine protects against HPV and its associated conditions and diseases for at least eight years, according to HealthDay/U.S. News & World Report.

Blogs Comment on Need for Better Family Leave Policies, Decriminalizing Sex Work, More
Read the week's best commentaries from bloggers at the Washington Post, "ThinkProgress" and more.

FDA Approves New Option for Late-Stage Cervical Cancer
FDA on Thursday approved Genentech's Avastin for the treatment of late-stage cervical cancer, in combination with chemotherapy drugs, the AP/New York Times reports.

NCAA Says Athletic Depts. Should Stop Oversight of Campus Sexual Assault Cases
College athletic departments should cooperate with investigations into sexual assault allegations against student athletes, but they should not oversee such cases, the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Executive Committee said in a resolution last week, the McClatchy/Miami Herald reports.

Women's Health Issues Key for Both Parties in Senate Campaigns
Republicans vying for Senate seats in the midterm election are working to rally abortion-rights opponents and "counterbalance" Democrats' criticism of GOP positions on women's health issues, The Hill reports.

Judge Allows Ban on Iowa Telemedicine Abortion Program
An Iowa judge on Tuesday ruled that the state Board of Medicine has the authority to ban the administration of medication abortion drugs via a telemedicine system, Bloomberg reports.

Antiabortion-Rights Protests Increase After Portland, Maine, Ends 'Buffer Zone'
Antiabortion-rights protests have increased "in number and activity" outside a Portland, Maine, Planned Parenthood clinic since the City Council repealed a "buffer zone" ordinance, the Bangor Daily News reports.