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Court: Texas, Louisiana can end Planned Parenthood funding

Nov. 23, 2020 8:58 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....

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...