Latest Planned Parenthood News

Arizona clinic has workaround for abortion pill ban

Oct. 03, 2022 22:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix abortion clinic has come up with a way for patients who can end their pregnancy using a pill to get the medication quickly without running afoul of a resurrected Arizona law that bans most abortions. Under the arrangement that began Monday, patients will...

Planned Parenthood plans mobile abortion clinic in Illinois

Oct. 03, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

Planned Parenthood officials on Monday announced plans for a mobile abortion clinic — a 37-foot RV that will stay in Illinois but travel close to the borders of adjoining states that have banned the procedure since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade earlier this year. The...

Arizona judge won’t suspend ruling that halted all abortions

Oct. 01, 2022 08:02 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona judge on Friday declined to put her order that allowed enforcement of a pre-statehood law making it a crime to provide an abortion on hold, saying abortion rights groups that asked her to block the order are not likely to prevail on appeal. The ruling from...

Clinic shooting suspect won't be forcibly medicated for now

Sep. 28, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A mentally ill man charged with killing three people in 2015 at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic because it offered abortion services will not be forcibly medicated as he appeals a federal judge’s order allowing the involuntary treatment. Earlier this month,...

Teen interest in long-lasting birth control soars after Roe

Sep. 27, 2022 05:15 AM EDT

Sixteen-year-old Adismarys Abreu had been discussing a long-lasting birth control implant with her mother for about a year as a potential solution to increasing menstrual pain. Then Roe v. Wade was overturned, and Abreu joined the throng of teens rushing to their doctors as states...

Arizona abortion clinics send women to other states

Sep. 26, 2022 21:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — When an Arizona judge ruled last week that prosecutors can resume enforcing a near-total ban on abortion that dates to the Civil War, it fell to the staff at Camelback Family Planning to break the news to the women scheduled for appointments in the coming weeks. The...

Arizona judge: State can enforce near-total abortion ban

Sep. 23, 2022 22:26 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona can enforce a near-total ban on abortions that has been blocked for nearly 50 years, a judge ruled Friday, meaning clinics statewide will have to stop providing the procedures to avoid the filing of criminal charges against doctors and other medical workers. ...

Man pleads guilty to breaking windows at Planned Parenthood

Sep. 19, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who broke windows and security cameras at a Planned Parenthood clinic in southwestern Oregon because he opposed abortion has pleaded guilty to two counts of violating the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act. Devin Kruse, 27, of Grants...

Judge says alleged clinic shooter can be forcibly medicated

Sep. 19, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A mentally ill man charged with killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic in 2015 because it offered abortion services can be forcibly medicated to try to make him competent to stand trial, a federal judge ruled Monday. The prosecution of Robert...

EXPLAINER: States scramble as US abortion landscape shifts

Sep. 15, 2022 18:44 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Almost three months after Roe v. Wade was overturned, the landscape of abortion access is still shifting significantly in some states, sometimes very quickly. Changing restrictions and litigation in neighboring Indiana and Ohio this week illustrate the...