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Roundup: Ultrasound Via Cellphone?

Could a miniature ultrasound machine that sends images via cellphone improve maternal health outcomes? Also, Nevada passes anti-discrimination bills and Florida passes slate of anti-abortion bills.

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Roundup: More Women Taking Emergency Contraception

More women have taken emergency contraception now that it is available over the counter; White House to hold first-ever transgender issue meeting; and maternal mortality for African-American women in California skyrockets.

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Roundup: State Legislatures Aim to Restrict Medical Abortion

Oklahoma and Texas want to restrict use of medical abortion despite recommendations from medical groups; Florida votes on pile of anti-abortion bills today; MariaTalks.com controversy continues in Massachusetts; and Texas tries to repeal transgender marriage.

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Roundup: Rwanda Aims to Vaccinate All Girls Against HPV

Photo by Neil Palmer, CIAT International Center for Tropical Agriculture

Rhode Island’s legislative agenda on abortion; Louisiana state rep introduces abortion ban; and Rwanda unveils national campaign to address cervical cancer.

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Roundup: Kyl’s “Not Factual” Statement Removed From Congressional Record

Senator Kyl removes his “not intended to be factual” statement about Planned Parenthood from the Congressional Record; Minnesota state representative finds United Church of Christ minister and ACLU “disgusting;” and an anti-choice group demands that a state-funded teen sexual health site be shut down.

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Roundup: Trump Believes in Right to Privacy, But Doesn’t See How it Relates to Abortion

An empty women’s shelter built by the U.S. military in Kyrgyzstan; three-parent IVF is a possibility; Boehner hires a DOMA attorney; and Donald Trump doesn’t see the relationship between a right to privacy and abortion.

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Roundup: Tennessee May Amend Constitution to Allow for Anti-Abortion Laws

TN state flag, photo by euthman

Tennessee steps closer to a constitution that doesn’t protect a right to abortion; Arizona has a new anti-abortion law; Filippino president risks ex-communication for reproductive health bill; and the reproductive health needs of women in prison.

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Roundup: Threat Against Doctor Wasn’t a “True Threat”

Forty Days of Harassment Claims Success; Planned Parenthood of the Heartland expanding; woman who threatened Kansas abortion provider says it wasn’t a “true threat.”

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Roundup: Manchin Introduces Title X Audit Reporting Bill

DC Abortion Fund helps women whose Medicaid-funding for abortion was pulled at the last minute; Florida senate wants to subject Medicaid funding for contraception to religious refusals; and Sen. Manchin thinks showing that no Title X money is spent on abortion will solve something.

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Roundup: Free Condoms by Mail for Philly Teens

Kenya could get condom manufacturing plant, Santorum announces exploratory committee, Indiana won’t require women to hear breast cancer lies before an abortion, and Philadelphia’s teen condom campaign causes controversy.

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