Recent Headlines

Antiabortion-rights group intensifies efforts to collect more abortion data
The Charlotte Lozier Institute on Wednesday released a report calling on states to collect more data on abortion care and women who obtain abortion care, spurring privacy concerns among abortion-rights advocates, Politico Pro reports.

Chicago woman files lawsuit after provider at Catholic hospital refuses to provide appropriate care
The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois has filed a lawsuit against a provider at a Catholic health care system on behalf of a Chicago woman who says the provider denied her appropriate care for a dislodged intrauterine device (IUD), the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

Legal challenge to Ariz. medication abortion 'reversal' law concludes
A federal court has formally concluded a lawsuit challenging an Arizona policy that required doctors to tell women medically unproven information, the Arizona Republic reports.

Planned Parenthood announces clinic closure in Wis.
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin (PPW) on Monday announced that it would permanently close down its clinic in Grand Chute, Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Featured blogs
"Judge permanently blocks Florida's attempt to defund abortion clinics" (Stern, "XX Factor," Slate, 8/19); "This Florida community may unleash genetically modified mosquitoes to fight Zika and Dengue" (Langston, Mother Jones, 8/22).

S.C. 20-week ban forces providers to send women out of state for care
Physicians working at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) have been forced to send patients seeking abortion care to other states because of a new South Carolina law (Act 183) banning the procedure at or after 20 weeks of pregnancy, the Charleston Post and Courier reports.