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Fla. Mandatory Delay Takes Effect After State Appeals Temporary Injunction
A Florida law (HB 633) that imposes a 24-hour mandatory delay before an abortion took effect on Wednesday after the state on Tuesday appealed an injunction that would have otherwise temporarily halted the legislation, the Palm Beach Post reports.

Supreme Court Orders 4th Circuit To Review Decision Barring N.C. Antiabortion-Rights License Plates
The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reassess its 2014 decision that barred North Carolina from issuing "Choose Life" license plates without also offering plates featuring messages in support of abortion rights, AP/U-T San Diego reports.

Supreme Court Inaction on Miss. TRAP Law Means State's Sole Abortion Clinic Can Remain Open
The Supreme Court has not taken action on a case regarding an antiabortion-rights law (HB 1390) in Mississippi, meaning the state's sole abortion clinic likely can stay open at least until October, the AP/Washington Times reports.

Supreme Court Blocks HB 2, Allows Clinics To Remain Open While Appeal Pends
The Supreme Court on Monday voted 5-4 to temporarily block certain provisions in a Texas omnibus antiabortion-rights law (HB 2) from taking effect, allowing the remaining clinics in the state to stay open until the high court decides whether to review the case, the New York Times reports.

Neb. Women Face Additional Abortion Care Barriers Amid Provider Shortage
The retirement of a longtime doctor at Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has made it more difficult to access and schedule abortions in Nebraska, World-Herald Bureau/Norfolk Daily News reports.

Editorial Calls on Iowa Board of Medicine To Base Rules on 'Evidence, Not Politics'
The Iowa Board of Medicine's "ultimate goal is to help protect the health and safety of Iowans," but several board members in 2013 instead passed "an administrative rule crafted by anti-abortion activists ... to eliminate a safe, time-tested, telemedicine system connecting doctors with patients seeking" medication abortion, a Des Moines Register editorial states.