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Man gets 5-year prison term in Planned Parenthood fire

Feb. 06, 2023 17:45 PM EST

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A man who was inspired by a church sermon to set fires at a Planned Parenthood clinic in southwestern Michigan was sentenced Monday to five years in prison. Joshua Brereton, 25, had pleaded guilty to committing arson at the Kalamazoo clinic last July. The...

Tenn. GOP lawmakers block questions on cuts to HIV funding

Feb. 01, 2023 18:00 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Tennessee on Wednesday continued to block Democratic lawmakers from questioning the newly appointed health czar's contentious decision to forgo nearly $9 million in federal funding designed to prevent and treat HIV. Earlier this...

Illinois man charged in Planned Parenthood clinic fire

Jan. 25, 2023 18:32 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A central Illinois man was charged Wednesday with setting fire to a Planned Parenthood clinic earlier this month, federal law enforcement said. Tyler W. Massengill, 32, of Chillicothe, is accused of “malicious use of fire and an explosive to damage, and attempt to...

Tennessee cuts HIV program with Planned Parenthood ties

Jan. 20, 2023 17:38 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Top Tennessee health officials attempted to oust Planned Parenthood from a program designed to prevent and treat HIV before eventually deciding to forgo federal funding for the program, despite warnings that doing so will have a devastating impact on marginalized...

Police investigate Illinois Planned Parenthood fire as arson

Jan. 17, 2023 16:03 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A fire at a central Illinois Planned Parenthood clinic is being investigated as arson, Peoria police said Tuesday, just days after the state enacted sweeping abortion protections. Officers responded to a report of an “unknown person throwing a Molotov cocktail”...

Illinois lawmakers greenlight enhanced abortion protections

Jan. 10, 2023 23:50 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois lawmakers on Tuesday approved a measure protecting Illinois' access to abortion from out-of-state meddling, making the state the latest to pursue such protections since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last June. The bill, ready for action by...

Missouri judge hands Planned Parenthood a Medicaid win

Dec. 29, 2022 14:08 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge has rejected Missouri lawmaker's effort to stop Planned Parenthood from receiving any public funding. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Cole County Judge Jon Beetem ruled Wednesday that the funding restrictions were unconstitutional. ...

Planned Parenthood starts telemedicine abortions in Kansas

Dec. 20, 2022 17:45 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Planned Parenthood affiliate announced Tuesday that it has started teleconferences with off-site doctors for patients seeking medication abortions at one of its Kansas clinics, a small step toward potentially much broader access in a state that has become a destination for...

Kansas providers cautious about doing telemedicine abortions

Nov. 30, 2022 12:59 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas providers might not be ready for months to do telemedicine abortions even though a state-court judge has blocked the state from enforcing its ban on teleconferencing with patients seeking pregnancy-ending medications. Planned Parenthood Great Plains said...

Plea deal in attacks on California Planned Parenthood clinic

Nov. 29, 2022 20:33 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man who fired a BB gun from his car at Planned Parenthood in Pasadena on at least 11 occasions admitted he was trying to intimidate the doctors, staff and patients because the clinic provided abortions, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. ...