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Women in Combat Zones Can Face Difficulty in Getting Some Contraceptives

Michelle Andrews: Kaiser Health News

Next year, the military will officially lift restrictions on women in combat, the end of a process that may open up as many as 245,000 jobs that have been off limits to women. But women who deploy overseas may continue to face obstacles in another area that can have a critical impact on their military experience: contraception.

Senate Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Thwarted: Here’s What That Means

Yahoo Health News: Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy

On Monday evening, a vote in the Senate blocked a bill introduced by Republican lawmakers that sought to end Title X funding for Planned Parenthood affiliate clinics nationwide. GOP leadership, and notably Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, who sponsored the bill, failed to get the 60 needed votes to pass it.

The measure ultimately garnered only 53 affirmative votes, with the remaining 46 senators voting against the measure.

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