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Colo. Teen Pregnancy Prevention Bill Advances
The Colorado House Finance Committee on Thursday voted 10-1 to approve a bipartisan measure (HB 1079) that would expand the state's Teen Pregnancy and Dropout Prevention pilot program, the Colorado Independent reports.

Va. Senate Committee Rejects Attempt To Repeal Ultrasound Mandate
A Virginia Senate committee on Thursday rejected a bill (SB 733) that would have repealed a 2012 measure (Code of Virginia 18.2-76) mandating that a woman receive an ultrasound before an abortion, the AP/San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Ala. Lawmaker Might Try Again on 'Heartbeat' Abortion Ban Measure
Alabama Rep. Terri Collins (R) is considering introducing legislation similar to a bill (HB 490) she proposed last year that would have banned most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detectable, the Florence Times Daily reports.

Mo. State House Weighs Three Antiabortion-Rights Bills
Abortion-rights supporters during a Missouri state House committee hearing on Tuesday raised concerns about several antiabortion-rights measures introduced by state lawmakers, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

Op-Ed: Colo. Education Dept. Needs Support for Comprehensive Sex Ed Programs
Colorado school boards that have moved away from abstinence-only sexual education programs should support the state Department of Education and help "channel political capital through sponsorship of reproductive rights and gender equality campaigns," Alison Kent, a graduate student at the University of Colorado-Denver, writes in a Denver Post opinion piece.

Antiabortion-Rights Group: Ohio Lawmakers To Introduce 20-Week Abortion Ban Bill
Ohio Right to Life on Tuesday announced that lawmakers in the Republican-led General Assembly will soon introduce legislation to ban abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.