Latest Planned Parenthood News

With scant record, Supreme Court nominee elusive on abortion

Aug. 3, 2018 12:08 PM EDT

Twice in the past year, Brett Kavanaugh offered glimpses of his position on abortion that strongly suggest he would vote to support restrictions if confirmed to the Supreme Court. One was in a dissent in the case of a 17-year-old migrant seeking to terminate her pregnancy. The other was a speech before a...

Judge: Arkansas Planned Parenthood funds to remain blocked

Jul. 31, 2018 10:58 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge who previously prevented Arkansas from blocking Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood says she won't issue a new ruling requiring the state to resume sending the money to the organization. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker denied a request Monday by Planned...

Planned Parenthood sues over Medicaid abortion order

Jul. 28, 2018 1:43 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Planned Parenthood says it is suing to try to get a judge to overturn South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's order that it couldn't provide services under the state Medicaid health plan. Planned Parenthood says that decision means thousands of poor women on Medicaid won't be able to get...

Colorado Planned Parenthood shooter remains incompetent

Jul. 27, 2018 1:08 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado judge has ruled that a man who acknowledges killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic remains mentally incompetent. Friday's hearing was the first review of Robert Dear's mental health since the Colorado Supreme Court declined last month to prevent Dear...

Court affirms order blocking Indiana ultrasound abortion law

Jul. 26, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana mandate that forces women to undergo an ultrasound at least 18 hours before having an abortion is "an undue burden" that saddles some women with lengthy travel and additional expenses, a federal appeals court ruled this week. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday...

Gov. Baker opposes changes to family planning program

Jul. 23, 2018 6:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday criticized a proposed rule that he says would make major changes to the federal family planning program known as Title X, including creating barriers to a woman's ability to obtain an abortion. The proposed rule would ban clinics from sharing...

Planned Parenthood sues Idaho over abortion reporting law

Jul. 17, 2018 6:41 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands is suing the state of Idaho in federal court over new abortion reporting requirements that critics say are unconstitutional and intended to stigmatize women seeking medical care. Planned Parenthood filed the lawsuit in...

SC gov to Medicaid: Cover medical care, not abortion clinics

Jul. 16, 2018 12:33 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has ordered the state's Medicaid agency to continue covering "necessary medical care and important women's health and family planning services" but also "to terminate abortion clinics as Medicaid providers." The executive order, directed at the state...

Planned Parenthood political group endorses Cuomo, Hochul

Jul. 11, 2018 12:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts has endorsed Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul for re-election, saying they're championing and protecting New Yorkers' rights. The independent, political arm of Planned Parenthood in New York state cites Cuomo's accomplishments, including the...

Planned Parenthood closes Indiana center, citing harassment

Jul. 10, 2018 2:05 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Planned Parenthood has closed its health center in Indiana's second-largest city, blaming what it called years of growing intimidation and harassment of the center's staff by supporters of anti-abortion groups. The Fort Wayne health center did not perform abortion procedures. It...