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Analysis highlights effects of Texas' HB 2, noting 'disproportionate' effect on Hispanic women
Texas' 2013 omnibus antiabortion-rights law (HB 2) disproportionately affected Hispanic women's access to abortion care, according to a Dallas Morning News analysis of state data, the Dallas Morning News/Sacramento Bee reports.

Federal judge rules for couple who opposes contraceptive coverage
A federal judge on Thursday agreed with a Missouri lawmaker who argued his personal opposition to contraception should exempt him from having to purchase health insurance that complies with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (PL 111-148), Modern Healthcare reports.

Fla. files document in case challenge new abortion restrictions
The Florida Attorney General's Office on Monday filed a new document in a case brought by Planned Parenthood against provisions in a state omnibus antiabortion-rights law (HB 1411), the News Service of Florida/CBS Miami reports.

Op-ed denounces efforts by Oakland CPCs to spread 'barrage of medical misinformation'
"What may surprise" people searching online for an abortion clinic are ads that "offe[r] 'abortion consultation' that is '100 percent confidential' from 'sensitive and caring staff,'" but which often do not lead "to real health care clinics," Annie Campbell Washington, vice mayor of Oakland, and Barbara Parker, city attorney for Oakland City, write in an East Bay Times opinion piece.

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"Arizona: If at first you don't succeed (at interfering with women's health care) try, try, and try again" (Lee, "Speak Freely," American Civil Liberties Union, 7/14).

PPINK closing, merging clinics in Indiana
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky is closing two Indiana-based clinics and consolidating four health centers with other clinics, Fox 59 reports.