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Employers Must Inform Workers When Denying Contraceptive Coverage, Labor Dept. Says
The Department of Labor on Thursday said that corporations that refuse to provide contraceptive coverage per the Supreme Court's Burwell v. Hobby Lobby ruling must inform their employees of the change within 60 days, Modern Healthcare reports.

White House Adviser Jarrett Uses Opinion Piece To Address Measures To Protect Pregnant Women Against Discrimination
Accommodating pregnant women with "slight job modifications could help them stay in the workforce at no risk to their health," Valerie Jarrett, a senior White House adviser to President Obama and chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, writes in a CNN opinion piece.

Appeals Courts Issue Different Rulings on Legality of Tax Subsidies in ACA's Federal Marketplaces
Two federal appeals courts on Tuesday issued conflicting rulings on whether the federal government can provide subsidies to U.S. residents who purchase coverage through the Affordable Care Act's federally operated insurance marketplaces, the New York Times reports.

HPV Test More Accurate Than Pap Test For Measuring Cervical Cancer Risk, Study Finds
Testing negative for the human papillomavirus more accurately indicated that women would not develop cervical cancer or other abnormal cervical cells over the next three years than did traditional Pap tests, according to a new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Reuters reports.

Blogs Comment on 'Dignity of the Refused,' Supporting Working Families, More
We've compiled some of the most thought-provoking commentaries from around the Web. Catch up on the conversation with bloggers from ACLU, the Huffington Post & more.

Mass. House Approves Bill Protecting Abortion Clinics
The Massachusetts House on Wednesday voted 116-35 to approve a bill that would bolster security around abortion clinics in the state, AP/MassLive reports.

White House to Modify Contraceptive Coverage Accommodation for Religiously Affiliated Not-For-Profit Groups
The Obama administration in a brief filed Tuesday said it was revising the contraceptive coverage accommodation to provide an alternative way for religiously affiliated not-for-profit organizations to object to providing contraceptive coverage to their employees, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Study Evaluating Effects of Texas' HB 2 Shows 13% Drop in Abortions
The number of abortions in Texas has dropped by 13% since provisions of a state law (HB 2) took effect, according to a Texas Policy Evaluation Project study published in the journal Contraception, the Texas Tribune reports.

Fewer Low-Income Women Having Infants With Unhealthy Birthweights
Even though economic and health disparities persist, more low-income women are giving birth to infants with healthier birthweights than 25 years ago, the Washington Post reports.

Blogs Comment on Abortion Restrictions, Pregnancy and Fertility and More
We've compiled some of the most thought-provoking commentaries from around the Web. Catch up on the conversation with bloggers from "ThinkProgress," "The XX Factor" and more.