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With Missouri potentially on the verge of becoming the only state without a clinic that performs abortions, Democrats in Congress are holding a hearing Thursday to look into the regulation of clinics by state officials.

Updated at 2:10 p.m. ET

The Supreme Court is leaving in place part of an Indiana law that mandates that aborted fetuses be buried or cremated.

The court did not take up a second part of the law that banned abortions because of fetal abnormality, the fetus's race, sex or ancestry. A lower court struck down that part of the law in addition to the burial provision. The Supreme Court, though, said it will wait for other lower court rulings before weighing in on the fetal characteristics provision.

Updated at 3:45 pm ET

The Department of Health and Human Services says it is reviewing all medical research involving human fetal tissue.

A federal judge in Texas blocked a law mandating the burial or cremation of fetal tissue from abortions, miscarriages or ectopic pregnancy surgery in a decision on Wednesday.

U.S. District Court Judge David Ezra issued a permanent injunction prohibiting enforcement of the 2017 law, saying that it imposed "significant burdens on women seeking an abortion or experiencing pregnancy loss" and that it conveyed "minimal, if any, benefits."

WCBE files

Records show Ohio's Inspector General declined to investigate allegations of collusion and political manipulation involving the governor and attorney general. 

Ohio taxpayers will pay more than 45 thousand dollars in legal bills for Planned Parenthood for the dispute involving the disposal of aborted fetuses.

Ohio Public Radio

State lawmakers approved a slew of measures yesterday before leaving for summer break.

Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio Senate has approved a measure requiring hospitals and abortion providers to bury or cremate fetal remains.

Statehouse News Bureau

A courtroom fight over what happens to fetal remains from abortions had Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Planned Parenthood trading legal moves.