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Planned Parenthood awarded $2.3 million for secret videos

Nov. 15, 2019 7:26 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal jury found Friday that an anti-abortion activist illegally secretly recorded workers at Planned Parenthood clinics and is liable for violating federal and state laws. The jury ordered him, the Center for Medical Progress and other parties to pay nearly $2.3 million in...

Christian pregnancy centers to offer women contraceptives

Nov. 15, 2019 3:25 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Planned Parenthood gave up roughly $60 million when it left a federal family planning program this year in opposition to a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions. In Texas, a network of eight Christian pregnancy centers is jockeying for...

Appeals court says GOP can't join Wisconsin abortion lawsuit

Nov. 8, 2019 11:05 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court ruling that Republican state lawmakers can't intervene in a Planned Parenthood lawsuit challenging certain Wisconsin abortion restrictions. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Thursday's ruling from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals...

Rapper T.I. faces major backlash for 'hymen' comments

Nov. 7, 2019 3:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Planned Parenthood and others on social media blasted T.I. after the rapper said he goes to the gynecologist with his daughter every year to make sure her hymen is "still intact." In an episode of the "Ladies Like Us" podcast that debuted this week, T.I. said that he takes "yearly trips to...

Judge: Colorado Planned Parenthood shooter still incompetent

Nov. 4, 2019 1:34 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a man who killed three people and injured nine others at a southern Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic remains mentally incompetent to stand trial. The Gazette reports Monday's ruling extends the legal limbo for 61-year-old Robert Dear, who is charged...

Hearing concludes in Missouri abortion clinic licensing case

Oct. 31, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An administrative hearing to decide whether Missouri can revoke the license for the state's only abortion clinic concluded Thursday with emotional testimony from a clinic official. The hearing in St. Louis before a commissioner with the Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission was...

Doctor at Missouri abortion clinic defends patient care

Oct. 30, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The top doctor at Missouri's sole abortion clinic on Wednesday defended its handling of four patients who faced complications — women whose care has been cited by the state as it seeks to revoke the clinic's license. The testimony from Dr. Colleen McNicholas at a hearing that could...

Missouri agency tracked Planned Parenthood patients' periods

Oct. 29, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's health department director on Tuesday said he tracked the menstrual cycles of Planned Parenthood patients as part of an effort to identify what the agency says were "failed abortions" at a St. Louis clinic. Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams made...

The Latest: Democrat wants investigation of period tracking

Oct. 29, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on a hearing over state efforts to revoke the license for Missouri's only abortion clinic (all times local): 5:20 p.m. A top Missouri Democrat is calling for an investigation of the health director, who said he tracked menstrual periods of Planned Parenthood patients. State...

Federal judge blocks Alabama's strict abortion ban

Oct. 29, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Alabama's near-total abortion ban from taking effect next month and called the law — part of a wave of new abortion restrictions by conservative states — clearly unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson issued a...