CALIFORNIA: Fight Against Sex-Selective Abortion Ban Successful in San Fran
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a resolution prohibiting a ban on sex-selective abortions, becoming the first city in the country to do so. The measure was sponsored by Supervisor David Chiu, who (correctly) said that the increasingly common campaigns for sex-selective abortion bans around the country were “anti-immigrant” and “exploiting harmful stereotypes.”
FLORIDA: Injunction Barring Abortions at Kissimme Clinic Lifted
Procedures including abortions and ultrasounds had been barred at Planned Parenthood's Kissimmee Health Center after other tenants in the medical plaza it occupies argued that the organization was in violation of the property's covenants.
IOWA: Supreme Court Blocks Rule Limiting Access to Abortion Pills
The saga continues: Telemedicine abortions can continue in Iowa for now, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, blocking a rule by the Iowa Board of Medicine that threatened to shut down the use of video-conferencing technology to help rural Iowans access abortion care.
WYOMING: Teen Birth Rate Shrinks as Access to Sex Ed Grows
Wyoming’s teen birth rate has decreased for six consecutive years, and state officials cite access to sex education and reproductive health care as the primary reasons for the steady progress.