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Staff members hold an informal meeting before opening the STD free clinic in February in Portland, Maine. The CDC recorded more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis nationally in 2016 — the highest number of reported cases yet, officials say. Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald/Press Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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ACLU of Iowa legal director Rita Bettis, shown with Emma Goldman Clinic attorney Sam Jones, said a judge's decision to temporarily block Iowa's newly passed abortion law removes uncertainty as a legal challenge to the law proceeds. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal to an Arkansas law that would make it illegal to have a medication-induced abortion. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Leaves In Place Law That Effectively Bans Abortion By Pill — For Now

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Under rules outlined in a newly unveiled Trump administration proposal, crisis pregnancy centers and other organizations that do not provide standard contraceptive options, like birth control pills or IUDs, could find it easier to apply for Title X funds. Peter Dazeley/Getty Images hide caption

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Under Trump, Family Planning Funds Could Go To Groups That Oppose Contraception

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Planned Parenthood's affiliated clinics, like this one in Chicago, provide wellness exams and comprehensive contraceptive services, as well as screenings for cancer and sexually transmitted diseases for both women and men. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump shakes hands with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar after he is sworn in by Vice President Pence on Jan. 29. Major reproductive health organizations are voicing concerns about the Trump administration's new approach to federal family-planning grants, which may reduce the role of Planned Parenthood and place greater emphasis on "natural family planning." Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Cecile Richards attends the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Kings Theatre on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in New York. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP hide caption

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Noemi Padilla, 47, recently left Tampa Women's Health, an independent clinic in Tampa, Fla. She worked there as a surgical nurse and assisted on abortion procedures up to about 23 weeks gestation. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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The Anti-Abortion Group That's Urging Clinic Workers to Quit Their Jobs

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D.C. Appeals Court Rules For Teen Seeking Abortion While In U.S. Illegally

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For Many Women, The Nearest Abortion Provider Is Hundreds Of Miles Away

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Abortion rights opponents gather during a rally in downtown Louisville earlier this summer. A federal judge issued an order to keep protesters away from a "buffer zone" outside the EMW Women's Surgical Center. Dylan Lovan/AP hide caption

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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, pictured here during an interview last month, ended the state's Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood two years ago. He praised the circuit court's decision. Stephan Savoia/AP hide caption

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U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and other female senators were excluded from the Senate leadership health task force this summer. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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