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Republican prosecutor will appeal judge's ruling invalidating Wisconsin's 174-year-old abortion ban

Dec. 06, 2023 14:43 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican prosecutor said Wednesday that he plans to appeal a court ruling that Wisconsin law permits abortions, the first step toward a potential showdown in the state Supreme Court over abortion rights. Sheboygan County District Attorney Joel Urmanski...

Court pauses federal policy allowing abortion clinic operators to get grants -- but only in Ohio

Dec. 01, 2023 19:26 PM EST

A federal appeals court has paused enforcement of a federal government regulation that allows abortion providers to receive federal family planning money — but only in Ohio, where state health officials said the policy took money away from them. Since 1981, federal policy has...

Former Marine pleads guilty to firebombing Southern California Planned Parenthood clinic in 2022

Nov. 30, 2023 23:27 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A former U.S. Marine pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday to firebombing a Southern California Planned Parenthood clinic in 2022, prosecutors said. Chance Brannon, 24, also said he made plans for additional attacks on a second Planned Parenthood...

Missouri Supreme Court hears case on latest effort to block Planned Parenthood funding

Nov. 08, 2023 12:49 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Attorney General's Office defended the Republican-led Legislature's latest attempt in a years-long struggle to block taxpayer dollars from going to Planned Parenthood during arguments before the state Supreme Court on Wednesday. Republican...

Sex education classes often don't include LGBTQ+ students. New restrictions could make it worse

Oct. 07, 2023 00:06 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — In fifth grade, Stella Gage's class watched a video about puberty. In ninth grade, a few sessions of her health class were dedicated to the risks of sexual behaviors. That was the extent of her sex education in school. At no point was there any content that felt...

Planned Parenthood resumes offering abortions in Wisconsin after more than a year

Sep. 18, 2023 13:50 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Planned Parenthood resumed offering abortion services in Wisconsin on Monday after halting them for more than a year since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Providers across the state stopped offering abortions following the June 2022 decision,...

Planned Parenthood sues to expand South Carolina abortion access under strict new ban

Sep. 14, 2023 18:06 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Abortion providers urged South Carolina’s highest court on Thursday to lengthen the narrow window when a pregnancy can be legally terminated under the state’s strict new ban. The conservative state's all-male Supreme Court last month upheld a so-called...

Planned Parenthood to resume offering abortions next week in Wisconsin, citing court ruling

Sep. 14, 2023 15:42 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Planned Parenthood announced Thursday that it will resume offering abortions in Wisconsin next week after a judge ruled that an 1849 law that seemingly banned the procedure actually didn't apply to abortions. The resumption of abortions Monday at clinics in...

Planned Parenthood to resume offering abortions in Wisconsin on Monday after positive court rulings

Sep. 14, 2023 11:32 AM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Planned Parenthood to resume offering abortions in Wisconsin on Monday after positive court rulings.