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Federal judge hears challenge to Arkansas abortion laws

Jul. 22, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An official with Arkansas' only surgical abortion clinic said Monday that the facility could close within a month if a federal judge doesn't block a new law restricting who can perform abortions in the state. The clinic director of Little Rock Family Planning Services said during a...

Administration pauses enforcement of abortion restriction

Jul. 21, 2019 10:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is giving taxpayer-funded family planning clinics more time to comply with its new rule that says they no longer can refer women for abortions. But the clinics reacted warily to the administration's enforcement pause, and the widening rift could eventually affect...

AP sources: Trump officials weigh delay of abortion curbs

Jul. 19, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has told federally funded family planning clinics it is considering a delay in enforcing a controversial rule that bars them from referring women for abortions. That comes after clinics had vowed defiance. Two people attending meetings this week between the...

Planned Parenthood to defy Trump abortion referral rule

Jul. 16, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federally funded family planning clinics, including Planned Parenthood, are defying the Trump administration's ban on referring women for abortions, drawing a line against what they say amounts to keeping patients in the dark about legitimate health care options. "We are not going to...

Planned Parenthood of Illinois rejects federal funds

Jul. 16, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Planned Parenthood of Illinois has announced it will stop accepting federal funds because of a new Trump administration rule barring family planning clinics from referring women for abortions. The administration notified clinics Monday that in the addition to immediately enforcing new...

Planned Parenthood president forced out after only 8 months

Jul. 16, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The president of Planned Parenthood, Dr. Leana Wen, was ousted Tuesday after just eight months on the job as the organization faced unprecedented challenges related to its role as the leading abortion provider in the U.S. Wen, in a Twitter post, said she learned that Planned Parenthood's...

The Latest: Planned Parenthood won't comply with Trump rule

Jul. 16, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's family planning rule (all times local): 3:35 p.m. Planned Parenthood says it won't comply with a Trump administration rule that bars taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions. Jacqueline Ayers, the organization's...

Planned Parenthood moving to new facility in Little Rock

Jul. 16, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Planned Parenthood says it's opening a new health center in Little Rock next month to meet growing patient demand. The announced move comes as Planned Parenthood continues to look for a new facility to serve northwest Arkansas, where it has temporarily stopped providing...

Trump abortion restrictions effective immediately

Jul. 15, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taxpayer-funded family planning clinics must stop referring women for abortions immediately, the Trump administration said Monday, declaring it will begin enforcing a new regulation hailed by religious conservatives and denounced by medical organizations and women's rights groups. The...

Abortions halted at Arkansas clinic while new site sought

Jul. 9, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Planned Parenthood says it's stopped providing medication-induced abortions at its facility in northwest Arkansas while it seeks a new location, leaving the state for now with two abortion providers. Planned Parenthood Great Plains Chief Executive Officer Brandon Hill said in a...