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8/16/2011 - NJ Sexual Assault Bill Before Governor
In New Jersey, a bill that would prevent sexual assault survivors from receiving invoices for forensic examinations, as well as for medications to prevent sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy tests, and emergency contraception, awaits the signature of Republican Governor Chris Christie....

8/16/2011 - AZ Appeals Court Lift Injunction on Abortion and Family Planning Restrictions
A three judge panel of the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled unanimously to overturn a preliminary injunction issued by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Donald Daughton in 2009, which blocked portions of a restrictive state abortion law....

7/14/2011 - Judge Blocks Effort to Expose Fake Health Clinics
A law designed to expose fake crisis pregnancy clinics has been put on hold in New York City....

5/6/2011 - Emergency Contraception Use Doubles Since 2006
According to a study published in Fertility and Sterility, since emergency contraception (EC) became available to women without a prescription, the number of women using EC has doubled....

4/5/2011 - Welsh Policy to Allow Emergency Contraception for Girls Over 13
A new policy took effect on Friday in Wales that will allow women and girls over the age of 13 to obtain emergency contraception free of charge and without a prescription....

3/3/2011 - NYC Council Passes Bill for Greater Transparency for CPCs
Yesterday the New York City Council voted 39 to 9, with one abstention, to pass a bill that would require crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) to disclose whether they provide emergency contraception and abortion services and whether they have a licensed medical practitioner on site....

2/22/2011 - Obama Repeals Bush Conscience Rules
On Friday, the Obama administration rescinded the "conscience" rules, first instituted under the Bush administration, that granted protections to medical providers who refused to provide abortions, sterilization, in-vitro fertilization, and other medical procedures, such as care to AIDS patients, due to moral objections. Under the "conscience" rules, hospitals could refuse to provide emergency contraception to rape victims and pharmacists could refuse to fill prescriptions for birth control pills....

11/16/2010 - Center for Reproductive Rights Charges FDA with Contempt of Court
The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) is suing the FDA today for failing to comply with a 2009 federal court order that the FDA make Plan B, or the morning after pill, available to 17 year olds and to consider making it available to all women without a prescription....

11/3/2010 - Colorado Personhood Ballot Initiative Overwhelmingly Defeated
In a strong victory for reproductive rights, the Colorado ballot initiative Amendment 62 was defeated by an overwhelming margin of 2-to-1 on Tuesday night....

10/28/2010 - Mississippi Personhood Amendment to Appear on Fall 2011 Ballot
On Tuesday, Hinds County Judge Malcolm Harrison ruled against the ACLU and Planned Parenthood in a case that sought to remove a "Personhood Amendment," an anti-abortion initiative, from ballots next year in Mississippi....

10/13/2010 - NY Bill Proposed to Curb Misleading CPC Signage
New York City Council speaker Christine Quinn and Councilwoman Jessica Lappin are pushing for legislation in the state that would mandate that crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) clearly indicate their position on abortion to patients....

9/28/2010 - CO Sued Over Voter Guide Personhood Language
Supporters of a Colorado ballot initiative that could ban abortion statewide filed a lawsuit last week alleging that the state's legislative guide is providing voters with biased and incorrect information about the initiative....

8/16/2010 - FDA Approves 5-Day Emergency Contraceptive
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new emergency contraceptive, Ella or ulipristal acetate, which is effective at preventing pregnancy up to five days after contraceptive failure or unprotected sexual intercourse....

6/22/2010 - Slaughter and Murray Introduce Emergency Contraception Education Bill
Representative Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA.) introduced a bill last week that would establish a public education program to inform women and their health care providers about emergency contraception....

6/18/2010 - FDA Medical Advisors Support EllaOne
A new emergency contraceptive, ellaOne, is a step closer to approval in the United States....

6/2/2010 - Defense Bill Amendment Would Authorize Abortions at Military Hospitals
Senate Armed Services Committee voted 16 to 10 to add an amendment to the defense spending bill last week that would expand abortion access to women seeking care at US military hospitals....

4/22/2010 - Tennessee Legislators Approve Ban on State-Backed Insurance Abortion Coverage
Both the Tennessee state House and state Senate passed a bill this week that would ban offering abortion coverage in the state's to-be-created health insurance exchange....

4/13/2010 - Anti-Choice Pharmacy in Virginia Closes Due to Lack of Business
A so-called "pro-life pharmacy" in Chantilly, Virginia, closed in March due to lack of business....

4/6/2010 - NV Supreme Court to Hear Personhood Initiative Challenge
The Nevada state Supreme Court will hear arguments today in a case that seeks to overturn a lower court ruling and place a so-called "personhood" amendment on the fall ballot....

4/5/2010 - Personhood Initiative to be on Ballot in MS
The Mississippi Secretary of State announced late last week that a so-called "personhood" initiative will be on the state ballot in the fall elections....

3/29/2010 - CO Personhood Initiative Will Be on November Ballot
A so-called "personhood" ballot initiative, Amendment 62, will again be on the Colorado ballot in the November elections....

3/22/2010 - CO Personhood Initiative May be on Fall Ballot
Personhood Colorado submitted approximately 45,000 more signatures to the Colorado Secretary of State in support of their proposed ballot initiative last week....

3/5/2010 - CO Personhood Initiative Petition Drive Falling Short
The Colorado Secretary of State announced Wednesday that the petition drive to put "personhood" on the state ballot has not gathered enough signatures....

2/18/2010 - NH House Rejects Fetus as Person Bill
The New Hampshire state House voted 219 to 122 yesterday against a bill that treated a fetus as a person for the purposes of homicide....

2/17/2010 - Signatures Submitted for New CO Personhood Initiative
Signatures were submitted Friday in support of a new so-called "personhood" ballot initiative in Colorado....