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Wis. Family Planning Providers Say State Audits Appear Politically Motivated, Place Clinics at Risk
Safety-net family planning providers in Wisconsin and some state lawmakers say state audits alleging that two clinic operators overbilled Medicaid are politically motivated, the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism/Green Bay Press Gazette reports.

Attempt at County-Level Admitting Privileges Law Rejected in Ind.
An Indiana county council committee on Tuesday abandoned a proposed ordinance that would have required the county's only abortion provider to obtain admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, WNDU News reports.

Abortion-Rights Opponents Push Bill To Close Sole North Ala. Clinic
A group of abortion-rights opponents in Huntsville, Ala., aims to close North Alabama's only abortion clinic through legislative efforts after a judge dismissed the group's lawsuit against the clinic, the Huntsville Times reports.

Featured Blogs
"Ohio Republicans Use Extreme Measures To Advance Radical Six Week Abortion Ban" (Culp-Ressler, "ThinkProgress," Center for American Progress, 11/21); "Nevada Teen Rallies Students To Fight for Comprehensive Sex Ed" (Ramirez, Care2, 11/22).

Ohio Grants Sole Cincinnati Clinic Exemption Under Antiabortion-Rights Law
The last abortion clinic in the Cincinnati area on Thursday announced that it had been granted an exemption from an Ohio law that could have resulted in its closure and was dropping its lawsuit challenging the measure, the AP/SF Gate reports.

Wash. Defends Emergency Contraception Stocking Rules in Long-Running Lawsuit
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday heard arguments in a lawsuit challenging Washington state regulations (WAC 246-869-010) that require pharmacies to provide timely access to emergency contraception, the Oregonian reports.