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Datapoints: Supreme Court Case Puts Women's Coverage at Risk, State Abortion Bans Restrict Care
In today's graphics, we look at the nationwide reach of a Supreme Court case that could threaten women's access to affordable health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. We also spotlight the spread of 20-week and telemedicine abortion bans in the states.

Supreme Court Sides With Former UPS Worker in Pregnancy Discrimination Case
In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that UPS was wrong to deny a pregnant worker accommodations it offers to other employees, USA Today reports.

Ohio House Passes 'Heartbeat' Bill That Could Ban Abortion as Early as Six Weeks
The Ohio House on Wednesday voted 55-40 to approve a bill (HB 69) that would ban abortion if a fetal heartbeat is detectable, which can be as early as six weeks into pregnancy, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Blogs Discuss College Presidents' Handling of Sexual Assault, Why 'It's Still Pretty Hard' To Access No-Cost Birth Control
Read some of the best commentaries from bloggers at Ms. Magazine, the Huffington Post and more.

N.C. Asks Supreme Court To Consider Ultrasound Law That Was Found Unconstitutional
North Carolina on Monday requested that the Supreme Court consider a federal appeals court's decision to strike down part of a 2011 state law (SL 2011-45) that would require physicians to perform ultrasounds prior to abortions and describe the images to patients, the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

Vandalism at Miss. Abortion Clinic Will Not Deter Services, Director Says
The only abortion clinic in Mississippi is continuing to see patients after the building was vandalized this weekend, according to the clinic's director, the Jackson Clarion-Ledger reports.

Medicare Legislation Could Contain Abortion Restrictions
Abortion-rights advocates are raising concern that a House plan to address Medicare physician payments includes abortion restrictions in a provision that would fund community health centers, Politico reports.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Wis. Admitting Privileges Law
A federal judge on Friday struck down as unconstitutional a Wisconsin law (Act 37) that requires physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, Reuters reports.

Blogs Comment on 'Five Years of Progress' Under ACA, Ruling Against Wis. Antiabortion-Rights Law, More
Read the some of the best commentaries from bloggers from the National Partnership for Women & Families, Ms. Magazine and more.

President Obama Tells Senate Leaders To Stop 'Playing Politics' Over Trafficking Bill, Confirm AG Nominee
In his weekly address on Saturday, President Obama urged Congress to "stop playing politics with law enforcement and national security" and hold a confirmation vote on U.S. attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, which conservative lawmakers have said they will not do until they pass a trafficking bill mired in a dispute over an antiabortion-rights provision, the Washington Post's "Post Politics" reports.