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Court: Texas, Louisiana can end Planned Parenthood funding

Nov. 23, 2020 6:04 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Texas and Louisiana can cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood clinics — a move supported by opponents of legal abortion, but opposed by advocates who said it affects a variety of non-abortion health services for low-income women....

Courtney Normand, director of the Planned Parenthood-affiliated political group Safe & Healthy Youth Washington that is supporting a sex education requirement for public schools, poses for a photo Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Arlington, Wash. Democrats in the famously liberal state say they want to protect young people from sexual abuse, diseases and infections. But the increasingly outnumbered and aggrieved Republicans have taken issue with the content of the standards as they rally for local control. The resulting referendum on the November ballot marks the first time in the country that such a decision on sex ed will be decided by voters. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Washington passes 1st voter-approved sex ed mandate in US

Nov. 4, 2020 2:16 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state voters approved a sex education referendum, allowing Democrats' wide-ranging mandate for public schools to stand and take effect later this school year. Referendum 90 was Washington’s only statewide ballot measure in the November election and the nation’s first...

Guatemala official resigns over Planned Parenthood row

Nov. 3, 2020 2:25 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s interior minister resigned Tuesday after his decision to allow the group Planned Parenthood to operate in the country despite conservative President Alejandro Giammattei’s fierce opposition to abortion. The president said he had accepted the resignation of...

This  Oct. 23, 2020, photo provided by Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas shows the new Planned Parenthood health center in Lubbock, Texas. (Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas via The AP)

Supreme Court changes fuel moves to protect abortion access

Nov. 2, 2020 10:38 AM EST

A vast swath of West Texas has been without an abortion clinic for more than six years. Planned Parenthood plans to change that with a health center it opened recently in Lubbock. It’s a vivid example of how abortion-rights groups are striving to preserve nationwide access to the procedure even as a...

Man admits crashing into Planned Parenthood clinic in NJ

Oct. 23, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has admitted he intentionally crashed a stolen truck into a Planned Parenthood clinic in New Jersey, injuring two patients and a staff member. Marckles Alcius, 34, of Lowell, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to aggravated assault, causing or risking...

FILE - In this July 17, 2017 file photo, escort volunteers line up outside the EMW Women's Surgical Center in Louisville, Ky., the state's only abortion clinic. Kentucky's Attorney General Daniel Cameron, an anti-abortion supporter, said Friday, March 27, 2020, that abortions should cease as part of the governor's order halting elective medical procedures in the state due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan, File)

Federal appeals court upholds Kentucky abortion law

Oct. 17, 2020 11:26 AM EDT

A federal appeals court has upheld a decades-old Kentucky law requiring abortion clinics to have written agreements with a hospital and an ambulance service in case of medical emergencies. The 2-1 decision by the 6th U.S. Court of Appeals reverses a federal judge's ruling, who had said the 1998 Kentucky law...

Man charged with setting fire to Planned Parenthood center

Oct. 15, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man accused of setting fire to a Planned Parenthood center this past weekend was arrested Wednesday, authorities said. Everett Little, 20, of Fort Myers, was charged with arson, criminal mischief and using an incendiary device, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s...

FILE - Model Emily Ratajkowski arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 9, 2020. The British model and activist has a book deal. She is working on an essay collection called “My Body.” Metropolitan Books will publish it in 2022. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Emily Ratajkowski is working on book of essays, 'My Body'

Oct. 9, 2020 10:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Model and activist Emily Ratajkowski has a book deal. “EmRata,” as her millions of online followers know her, is working on an essay collection called “My Body.” Metropolitan Books will published it in 2022. According to Metropolitan, an imprint of Henry Holt...

FILE - In this March 20, 2019 file photo, the Supreme Court Building is shown in Washington. The American Medical Association is asking the Supreme Court to strike down a Trump administration rule that's had a far-reaching impact on the nation’s family planning program. It prohibits clinics from referring women for abortions. The move Thursday by the nation's largest doctors' group came after two federal appeals courts split on the legality of the rule.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Doctors ask Supreme Court to strike down Trump abortion rule

Oct. 1, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest doctors' group on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to strike down a Trump administration rule that's had a far-reaching impact on family planning by prohibiting taxpayer-funded clinics from referring women for abortions. The American Medical Association acted after...

Courtney Normand, director of the Planned Parenthood-affiliated political group Safe & Healthy Youth Washington that is supporting a sex education requirement for public schools, poses for a photo Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Arlington, Wash. Democrats in the famously liberal state say they want to protect young people from sexual abuse, diseases and infections. But the increasingly outnumbered and aggrieved Republicans have taken issue with the content of the standards as they rally for local control. The resulting referendum on the November ballot marks the first time in the country that such a decision on sex ed will be decided by voters. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Sex ed mandate sparks bitter Washington state ballot fight

Sep. 28, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Democrats in the Washington state Legislature thought they had passed a routine sex education requirement for public schools earlier this year. But a coalition of Republicans and religious conservatives launched a swift, historic backlash that's led to a bitter partisan fight and an effort...