- New Texas abortion law closes 2 more clinics Updated: Mar-06-14 6:01 pm
- Tanning, abortion regulations head to governor Updated: Mar-06-14 5:58 pm
- Baby makes unplanned arrival in southbound I-75 Updated: Mar-06-14 4:54 pm
- House endorses longer abortion waiting period Updated: Mar-06-14 12:29 am
- Arizona sued over rules limiting abortion drug use Updated: Mar-05-14 7:52 pm
- Okla. Senate limits access to morning-after pill Updated: Mar-05-14 6:06 pm
- SD panel kills, will revive prenatal care measure Updated: Mar-05-14 11:19 am
- Relaxed rules on morning-after pill raise concerns Updated: Mar-05-14 10:31 am
- Alabama House approves fetal heartbeat bill Updated: Mar-04-14 9:09 pm
- SD gender abortion ban bill criticized, revised Updated: Mar-03-14 7:44 pm
- Ga. Senate OKs bill restricting abortion coverage Updated: Mar-03-14 3:32 pm
- 4 women with new wombs are trying to get pregnant Updated: Mar-03-14 11:49 am
- Several issues before lawmakers on Crossover Day Updated: Mar-02-14 2:25 pm
- Divided committee advances abortion funding bill Updated: Feb-27-14 10:34 pm
- Okla. House approves abortion provider legislation Updated: Feb-27-14 4:21 pm
- South Dakota panel OKs pregnancy help center rules Updated: Feb-26-14 7:43 pm
- DNA blood tests show prenatal screening promise Updated: Feb-26-14 6:10 pm
- A look at the changing obesity landscape for kids Updated: Feb-26-14 4:34 pm
- Religion news in brief Updated: Feb-26-14 12:25 pm
- W.Va. House clears abortion ban after 20 weeks Updated: Feb-25-14 10:07 pm
- Bill banning abortion at 20 weeks heads to House Updated: Feb-25-14 5:57 pm
- Indiana lawmakers back watered down abortion bill Updated: Feb-25-14 5:40 pm
- Ovary removal aids high-risk women but at what age Updated: Feb-24-14 4:08 pm
- Okla. center to open for high-risk pregnancies Updated: Feb-21-14 3:29 am
- Texas Senate panel checks women's health programs Updated: Feb-20-14 7:37 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The last abortion clinic in the vast, impoverished Rio Grande Valley closed Thursday, along with the sole remaining clinic in the 100-mile stretch between Houston and the Louisiana border, posing a tall obstacle to women seeking to end pregnancies across a wide swath of the nation's second-largest state.
INDIANAPOLIS - New regulations on tanning beds and for backup physicians to abortion providers were sent Thursday to Gov. Mike Pence for consideration after another day of final negotiations by state lawmakers.
SAGINAW, Michigan - A 20-year-old northern Michigan woman says she planned to give birth to her second child at a hospital and not on the shoulder of Interstate 75.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A woman would have to wait three days after seeing a doctor before she could get an abortion under legislation endorsed Wednesday by the Missouri House.
PHOENIX - Abortion providers said Wednesday that they have sued the state of Arizona to try to block new state rules limiting the use of the most common abortion drugs.
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Senate has approved a bill that prevents girls younger than 17 from buying the so-called morning-after pill without a prescription.
PIERRE, South Dakota - A South Dakota panel has killed a bill to provide prenatal care to noncitizens, with the intention to revive the provision as part of the general Medicaid plan.
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - The Food and Drug Administration has decided that generic versions of the morning-after contraceptive Plan B can now be sold over the counter to girls of any age, but at least one Bloomington pharmacist says he will not sell Plan B, or a generic version of Plan B, to girls as young as 11 or 12.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday approved several abortion restrictions, including one that bans them once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can happen as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota's proposed ban on gender-selective abortions would stigmatize Asian-Americans and promote racial stereotypes, opponents of the measure said during a hearing Monday.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Senate has voted to approve a bill restricting abortion coverage in plans available through the state health insurance exchange.
LONDON - A Swedish doctor says four women who received transplanted wombs have had embryos transferred into them in an attempt to get pregnant.
ATLANTA - Monday marks a key deadline as bills must pass either the House or Senate to remain active for the last 10 days of the session. Known as Crossover Day, it marks the 30th day of the 40-day session.
JUNEAU, Alaska - A divided House Finance Committee advanced an abortion funding bill Thursday over concerns that it did not address expanded family planning services and chipped away at a woman's access to an abortion.
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma House overwhelmingly approved legislation Thursday to require abortion providers to have clinical privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their practice in spite of opponents' concerns that similar anti-abortion laws in other states have been blocked following costly court challenges.
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota's pregnancy help centers shouldn't be allowed to profit from lining up adoptions, a state senator said Wednesday before a committee unanimously approved his proposal to add more layers of regulation to the facilities.
A DNA test of a pregnant woman's blood is more accurate than current methods of screening for Down syndrome and other common disorders, new research finds. If other studies bear this out, it could transform prenatal care by giving a more reliable, non-invasive way to detect these problems very early in pregnancy.
NEW YORK - Is the anti-obesity message finally getting through?
Rick Warren acts on mental health in son's death
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Abortion in West Virginia would be illegal after 20 weeks of pregnancy under a bill passed Tuesday by West Virginia's House of Delegates.
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A bill banning abortion in South Carolina beyond 19 weeks of pregnancy advanced Tuesday to the House floor, with supporters hoping it eventually heads to a courtroom.
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana lawmakers advanced a measure Tuesday that would require abortion providers to give the state documentation proving that the doctors who perform the abortions have admitting privileges at a hospital or a written agreement with a doctor who does.
WASHINGTON - For women who carry a notorious cancer gene, surgery to remove healthy ovaries is one of the most protective steps they can take. New research suggests some may benefit most from having the operation as young as 35.
OKLAHOMA CITY - The University of Oklahoma physicians group is scheduled to open a new center for high-risk expectant mothers next week.
AUSTIN, Texas - As a top Republican lawmaker made her case Thursday that women's health programs in Texas remain effective after the Legislature banned the use of state funding for groups such as Planned Parenthood, critics blasted the GOP majority as placing ideology over best health care practices and leaving women with few choices for routine care.