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Utah's anesthesia abortion law unenforced

Last year, Utah enacted a first-in-the-nation law requiring that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before elective abortions starting at 20 weeks gestation. Nine months later, the only licensed clinic providing those ...

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Lawsuits challenge abortion restrictions in 3 states

Taking the offensive after Election Day setbacks, Planned Parenthood and its allies filed lawsuits Wednesday in North Carolina, Missouri and Alaska challenging laws that they view as unconstitutional restrictions on abortion.

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Congress struggles to finish Zika aid, prevent shutdown (Update)

Congressional negotiators on Monday pressed to wrap up a must-do spending bill to prevent an election-season government shutdown and finally provide money to battle the threat of the Zika virus, but numerous sticking points ...

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CDC may lift Zika travel advisory for Miami neighborhood

(HealthDay)—America's top public health agency could lift its Zika virus travel advisory for the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami as early as Monday, officials said Thursday afternoon.

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Zika money 'essentially all spent': US doctors

Money to fight the spread of Zika virus in the United States is "essentially all spent," top US doctors said Tuesday, urging Congress to come to agreement on new funding measures.

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Inaction on Zika funding likely to delay vaccine testing

The Obama administration on Tuesday cautioned top lawmakers that continued gridlock over legislation to combat the Zika virus could delay research and development of a vaccine to protect against Zika and tests to detect it.

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Federal judge blocks new Florida abortion law

A federal judge late Thursday put on hold key portions of a new Florida law that would block public funding for Planned Parenthood and greatly increase inspection requirements for abortion clinics.

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US regulators ease label requirements on abortion pill

US regulators Wednesday eased labeling requirements on a medication that induces abortion, a move that women's health advocates said should improve access to abortion, particularly in certain embattled states.

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