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Iowa family planning services decrease after abortion change

Oct. 18, 2018 12:32 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's family planning program is providing far fewer services like contraception a year after state lawmakers excluded Planned Parenthood clinics from receiving state funding, according to data from the state Department of Human Services. The program covered 970 family planning...

Alabama eyeing constitutional amendment on abortion

Oct. 13, 2018 9:01 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama voters will decide whether to add anti-abortion language into the state constitution that would have the state recognize the "rights of unborn children" — language that could restrict abortion if the Supreme Court ever gives states more power to curtail access. The...

Texas cancels troubled contract with anti-abortion group

Oct. 12, 2018 8:12 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas is canceling $6 million in troubled contracts with an anti-abortion group hired to bolster women's health services after Republican lawmakers cut off Planned Parenthood, and officials said Friday that more than $1 million in billings are under investigation. The announcement ends a...

Abortion clinic, other groups seeking $1.5M from Kentucky

Oct. 11, 2018 4:46 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's only abortion clinic and two groups are asking for almost $1.5 million in legal costs from the state after winning a federal case over the clinic's existence. The Courier Journal reports that lawyers for EMW Women's Surgical Center of Louisville, Planned Parenthood of...

Planned Parenthood launches plan to protect abortion access

Oct. 10, 2018 4:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Planned Parenthood on Wednesday launched a campaign to protect access to abortion as widely as possible even if the Supreme Court, with the addition of conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh, moves to curtail a woman's right to undergo the procedure. "We know that we'll need an ironclad...

Texas House race may test educated women's dismay over Trump

Oct. 4, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Lizzie Pannill Fletcher was about to start her senior year of high school when she locked arms with other demonstrators and kept anti-abortion activists from overrunning a Planned Parenthood clinic near the famed Astrodome, where the 1992 Republican National Convention was in full swing. Now...

Judge's ruling means Missouri clinic can't resume abortions

Oct. 4, 2018 1:51 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge denied Planned Parenthood's request for a mid-Missouri clinic to be temporarily exempted from certain abortion regulations, ensuring that the Columbia clinic will not be able to resume abortions. U.S. Western District Court Judge Brian Wimes wrote in his ruling...

Missouri down to 1 abortion clinic amid legal battle

Oct. 3, 2018 3:59 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri is down to one clinic providing abortions Wednesday, after the only other clinic in the state that performs the procedure failed to adhere to new state requirements and its license expired. The Columbia clinic's abortion license expired Tuesday, Planned Parenthood Great...

The Latest: Missouri abortion clinic's license had expired

Oct. 3, 2018 2:11 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on abortion services at a Columbia, Missouri Planned Parenthood clinic (all times local): 1 p.m. Missouri is down to one clinic that can perform abortions after the license of another facility expired. The Columbia Planned Parenthood clinic's abortion license expired...

Abortions at Columbia Planned Parenthood face cancellation

Oct. 2, 2018 10:32 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Abortions at a Missouri Planned Parenthood clinic face cancellation this week. Abortions were scheduled for Wednesday at the Planned Parenthood in Columbia. But federal appeals court judges on Monday issued a mandate that allows Missouri to once again enforce a law that requires...