- Alabama prisoner, in court documents, drops bid for abortion Updated: Jul-29-15 9:14 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - An Alabama prisoner who went to federal court seeking an abortion filed a court document Wednesday saying she'd changed her mind and wanted to give birth, after the state had sought to prevent her from undergoing the procedure.
- Planned Parenthood seeks fed study of fetal tissue research Updated: Jul-29-15 9:00 pm
WASHINGTON - Under fire for its role in providing fetal tissue for research, Planned Parenthood asked the government's top health scientists Wednesday to convene a panel of independent experts to study the issues surrounding the little-known branch of medicine.
- Appeals court: Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial Updated: Jul-29-15 2:42 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - A Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial over a letter she sent to a Wichita doctor saying someone might place an explosive under the doctor's car, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
- Texas AG: Office has received more Planned Parenthood videos Updated: Jul-29-15 2:37 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Wednesday that his office has received video taken in a Planned Parenthood clinic he says is consistent with other stealthily recorded footage that has Republicans again taking on the biggest abortion provider in the U.S.
- Rhode Island mandates HPV vaccine for seventh-graders Updated: Jul-29-15 2:07 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Seventh-graders in all public and private schools in Rhode Island are now required to get the HPV vaccine.
- Human fetal tissue long used for variety of medical studies Updated: Jul-29-15 10:26 am
NEW YORK - Controversy over Planned Parenthood's supplying fetal tissue for research has focused attention on a little-discussed aspect of science.
- Judge to rule on Ala prisoner's abortion request Updated: Jul-28-15 8:31 am
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - A federal judge says he will rule by Friday on a female prisoner's request for an abortion.
- Abortion foes see new reason for Kansas-style ban on method Updated: Jul-23-15 7:40 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Abortion opponents are using their questions about Planned Parenthood's handling of fetal tissue to bolster arguments that other states should follow Kansas in approving a ban on a common procedure for ending second-trimester pregnancies.
- Ruling: Washington can require pharmacies to dispense Plan B Updated: Jul-23-15 5:34 pm
SEATTLE - Washington state can force pharmacies to dispense Plan B or other emergency contraceptives, a federal appeals court said Thursday in a long-running lawsuit brought by pharmacists who said they have religious objections to providing the drugs.
- Democrats propose bills to prevent unintended pregnancies Updated: Jul-22-15 5:20 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Democratic lawmakers are proposing legislation they say is aimed at preventing unintended pregnancies in Michigan.
- Report: Teen use of morning-after pill is climbing Updated: Jul-22-15 1:08 am
NEW YORK - More than 1 in 5 sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill - a dramatic increase that likely reflects that it's easier now for teens to buy the emergency contraceptive.
- GOP presidential hopeful Walker signs abortion ban bill Updated: Jul-20-15 11:04 pm
OSHKOSH, Wisconsin - Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, one week after launching his bid for the 2016 presidential nomination, signed a bill Monday that outlaws non-emergency abortions at or beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy.
- Columbia clinic to resume providing abortions in August Updated: Jul-19-15 7:17 pm
COLUMBIA, Missouri - Planned Parenthood has announced that a Columbia clinic plans to resume providing abortions in August after hiring a new physician.
- Is Utah's 'baby recession' over? Updated: Jul-17-15 5:05 am
SALT LAKE CITY - As fireworks exploded in nearby Murray Park, Makenzie and Korey Marsh finally got their baby girl.
- Abortion clinic files lawsuit over state regulation Updated: Jul-16-15 8:29 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A Tuscaloosa abortion clinic has sued the state over a regulation that could cause the facility to permanently close.
- Doctors targeted in fight over Ohio abortion clinic's future Updated: Jul-16-15 11:52 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Anti-abortion activists hoping to shutter a southwest Ohio abortion clinic are targeting the offices, homes and neighborhoods of gynecologists and obstetricians whose help is needed for the facility to meet a state mandate.
- Study: Silent cancer in moms a rare result in prenatal tests Updated: Jul-13-15 6:56 pm
CHICAGO - For pregnant women, abnormal results from certain prenatal tests may signal that something is wrong - with the moms-to-be, not the fetus, a preliminary study suggests.
- Big House vote to speed drug approvals, boost research Updated: Jul-10-15 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON - For the second time this year, the House used overwhelming bipartisan unity Friday to approve health legislation, this time voting to bolster biomedical research and streamline how the government approves drugs and medical devices.
- Wisconsin a step away from 20-week abortion ban Updated: Jul-09-15 5:10 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Republicans moved within a step Thursday of banning non-emergency abortions at or beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy after the state Assembly approved the prohibition and sent the measure on to Gov. Scott Walker for his signature.
- Missouri law allows tax exemption for stillbirths Updated: Jul-07-15 6:44 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri is joining at least one other state in offering a tax exemption for stillbirths, after Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon signed a law allowing it starting this year.
- At least 5 kids got wrong immunizations at New Jersey clinic Updated: Jul-07-15 11:42 am
SALEM, New Jersey - At least five children were given the wrong immunizations at a health clinic for the uninsured, including a 2-year-old boy who got an "excessive dose" of a cervical cancer prevention vaccine, authorities said.
- Nixon signs Missouri bill for stillborn baby tax exemption Updated: Jul-06-15 7:58 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri soon will have an income tax exemption for parents of stillborn children.
- Slate of new Arizona laws involve ride-hailing, abortions Updated: Jul-02-15 4:58 pm
PHOENIX - A slew of Arizona laws that take affect Friday include new rules for ride-hailing companies like Uber, access to vouchers for all children living on Indian reservations, and a ban on abortion coverage in insurance policies bought through the federal exchange.
- No immediate high court action on Mississippi abortion law Updated: Jun-30-15 12:41 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi's only abortion clinic will likely remain open at least until the fall, because the U.S. Supreme Court is taking no action until then on a dispute over a state law that could close it.
- Texas abortion providers study whether clinics could reopen Updated: Jun-30-15 9:19 am
AUSTIN, Texas - Abortion providers cheered a move by the U.S. Supreme Court to temporarily block part of a Texas law that would have closed more than half the state's 19 remaining abortion clinics. Now they are studying whether it could also allow them to reopen some previously shuttered facilities and whether that would even be feasible.