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Quote Round Up: Planned Parenthood Leader Blasts 'Categorically Untrue' Allegations, Advocates Launch #ShoutYourAbortion, More
Media outlets and key stakeholders in women's health denounce Planned Parenthood allegations, discuss the motivation behind #ShoutYourAbortion and more.

Report Finds Abortion Care Appointment Wait Time Increases of Nearly Three Weeks in Texas After HB 2
The wait time for an abortion care appointment in some Texas metropolitan areas increased to about 20 days following the passage of an omnibus antiabortion-rights bill (HB 2) in 2013, according to a new report from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project, the Texas Tribune reports.

House Approves Creation of Special Panel To Investigate Planned Parenthood
The House on Wednesday voted 242-184 to approve a resolution (H Res 461) to create a special Energy and Commerce subcommittee to investigate abortion procedures and fetal tissue procurement, AP/San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Op-Ed Highlights Impact of U.S. Abortion Restrictions Worldwide
In an opinion piece for Foreign Policy in Focus, columnist Nathalie Baptiste marks Sept. 28 as the day of action for abortion-rights supporters by discussing the "difficult global climate" they face, writing, "Whether it's a total ban or laws that make it virtually impossible to obtain an abortion -- like in certain states in the U.S. -- abortion rights are under attack in every part of the globe."

ACLU Files Suit Against Catholic Health System for Refusal To Provide Emergency Abortion Services
The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit against a Catholic health system for denying appropriate emergency care to patients experiencing incomplete miscarriages, USA Today reports.

Blogs Praise S.C. Woman for Fighting Back Against 'Homophobic Sex Education,' Blast Fetal Tissue Research Bans, More
Read the week's best commentary from bloggers at RH Reality Check, Care2 and more.

Blogs Comment on 39 Years Under the Hyde Amendment, the Planned Parenthood Hearing, More
Read the week's best commentary from bloggers at RH Reality Check, Slate's "XX Factor" and more.

Report Notes Wide Price Variation for Certain Women's Health Care Services
The price of certain women's health care services for women covered through employer-sponsored health insurance varies significantly within metropolitan areas, according to a new report by Castlight Health, Modern Healthcare reports.

CRR Files Suit Challenging Okla. Laws Restricting Abortion Access
The Center for Reproductive Rights last week filed a lawsuit in Oklahoma County District Court on behalf of a Tulsa, Okla., abortion clinic, challenging two state laws that restrict abortion access, AP/KRMG reports.

7th Circuit Hears Oral Arguments in Wis. Admitting Privileges Case
A three-judge panel for the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday heard oral arguments in a case challenging a Wisconsin admitting privileges law (Act 37), with the presiding judge expressing doubts about the law's constitutionality, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.