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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.

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.

Opponents of Colorado 'Personhood' Amendment Launch Campaign Against Proposed Measure
Opponents of a proposed Colorado constitutional "personhood" amendment launched a campaign Tuesday, saying the ballot measure could further restrict abortion rights and limit some fertility treatments, the AP/CBS4 reports.

Ohio Democrats To Propose Bill Mandating Employers Cover Contraceptives
Ohio Democrats in the House and Senate plan to introduce a bill that would require small and mid-sized companies in the state to cover all FDA-approved contraceptives, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Wis. Will No Longer Enforce State Contraceptive Coverage Requirements for Companies With Religious Objections
In light of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, Wisconsin officials will no longer enforce a state law that requires insurers to cover prescribed contraceptives for companies that have religious objections to such medications, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Four Organizations, Including Two on Women's Health, Should Be Exempt From N.Y. Donor Disclosure Rules, Judicial Hearing
New York's Joint Commission on Public Ethics must reverse its earlier ruling that forced New York abortion-rights advocacy groups to disclose information about their financial contributors, the North Country Gazette reports.