- Planned Parenthood changes fetal-tissue reimbursement policy Updated: Oct-13-15 5:12 pm
NEW YORK - Responding to a furor over undercover videos, Planned Parenthood says it will maintain programs at some of its clinics that make fetal tissue available for research, but will cover the costs itself rather than accepting any reimbursement.
- Pence awards $3.5 million to anti-abortion charity group Updated: Oct-12-15 9:00 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Republican Gov. Mike Pence announced Monday that he will expand Indiana's affiliation with a nonprofit organization that counsels pregnant women against abortion and pushes abstinence as the only method of birth control.
- Pregnancy centers sue to block abortion information law Updated: Oct-12-15 8:59 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Crisis pregnancy centers that discourage women from getting abortions are suing to block a new law that would make California the first state to require them to provide information about abortions.
- Former patient works as neo-natal nurse at Fargo hospital Updated: Oct-11-15 11:30 am
FARGO, North Dakota - A northern Minnesota woman is beginning her nursing career in the neo-natal intensive care unit at the same hospital where she was born prematurely across the border in North Dakota.
- After diagnosis, breast cancer survivor inspires action Updated: Oct-11-15 11:24 am
DOTHAN, Alabama - There are some hard truths with cancer.
- Judge won't delay hearings on new Arizona abortion law Updated: Oct-09-15 4:39 pm
PHOENIX - A federal judge on Friday refused to delay a lawsuit against a new state law requiring doctors to tell women that a medication abortion may be reversible.
- Planned Parenthood responds to Oregon Republicans Updated: Oct-08-15 2:04 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette is reimbursed for expenses, but does not profit from the collection of tissue after abortions, according to its president and CEO.
- Correction: Breast-feeding-Hospitals story Updated: Oct-07-15 1:40 pm
NEW YORK - In an Oct. 6 story about hospitals' efforts to promote breast-feeding, The Associated Press reported erroneously what proportion of hospitals in 2013 helped women start nursing within an hour of birth. The story should have said it was nearly two-thirds, not more than two-thirds.
- Luxury birthing clinics spur cesarean 'epidemic' in Brazil Updated: Oct-07-15 12:06 am
RIO DE JANEIRO - Thais Faria sank into a leather love seat, relaxing under the ministrations first of a masseuse, then a manicurist and finally a hairdresser-cum-makeup artist. Not 24 hours after her daughter was born via cesarean, Faria was being pampered at an upscale Rio de Janeiro maternity clinic.
- Transplanting ovarian tissue helps some women have babies Updated: Oct-06-15 7:23 pm
LONDON - The biggest study ever of women who had ovarian tissue removed, frozen and transplanted suggests the experimental technique is safe and can help about one third of them to have babies.
- New abortion tissue collection law nets 1 case in 1st year Updated: Oct-05-15 4:01 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - An Arkansas law that requires aborted fetal tissue from girls 14 and younger to be turned over to the state Crime Laboratory has netted just one case in its first year.
- Correction: Pregnancy Drug Use story Updated: Oct-02-15 10:56 am
CLARKSBURG, West Virginia - In a story Sept. 28 about drug use among pregnant women, The Associated Press, based on a newspaper's story, erroneously reported the number of babies born in the state with neonatal abstinence syndrome. Removes reference to rate per 1,000 admissions in reporting the number of cases in 2010.
- Australia to deport American anti-abortion activist Updated: Oct-02-15 3:09 am
SYDNEY - An American anti-abortion activist is expected to be deported from Australia, after the nation's highest court ruled Friday that he posed a threat to public order amid concerns he could incite violence against women.
- Martin Luther King's niece speaking at pregnancy center Updated: Oct-01-15 4:01 am
ORANGEBURG, South Carolina - The niece of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is speaking in Orangeburg with citizens and community leaders on helping women with unplanned or difficult pregnancies.
- El Paso abortion clinic reopens amid Texas court battles Updated: Sep-29-15 3:20 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - An El Paso clinic shuttered by Texas' tough 2013 abortion law reopened Tuesday, the first in the state to do so since the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocked enforcement of some key restrictions three months ago.
- Lawsuit says company discriminated against pregnant women Updated: Sep-29-15 2:01 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A lawsuit filed by a federal agency accuses a New Mexico-based convenience store company of violating civil rights laws by refusing to make reasonable accommodations for pregnant women with disabilities.
- Missouri AG: No evidence St. Louis clinic sells fetal tissue Updated: Sep-28-15 7:04 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - An investigation found "no evidence whatsoever" that Missouri's only surgical abortion facility sells fetal remains, Attorney General Chris Koster said Monday, marking the latest response to a heated national debate over Planned Parenthood's handling of fetal tissue.
- Gene test finds which breast cancer patients can skip chemo Updated: Sep-28-15 7:15 am
Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy without hurting their odds of beating the disease - good news from a major study that shows the value of a gene-activity test to gauge each patient's risk.
- Woman's art, nonprofit offers support to cancer patients Updated: Sep-26-15 5:11 pm
GAINESVILLE, Georgia - A Hartwell woman driving to Gainesville four times a week for medical treatment scrapes up enough money for gas for the trips.
- Missouri Planned Parenthood set to lose hospital privileges Updated: Sep-25-15 6:05 pm
- Tiny, premature baby survives birth on a cruise ship Updated: Sep-25-15 2:25 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah woman who unexpectedly gave birth on a cruise ship months before her due date said she wrapped towels around the 1 1/2-pound boy and kept him alive with the help of medical staff until the ship reached port.
- Health program offers free birth control to more poor teens Updated: Sep-24-15 1:50 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - State officials say the consolidation of Texas health programs should help thousands of poor Texas teens get free access to birth control for the first time.
- Iowa man found guilty of forcing wife to end 2 pregnancies Updated: Sep-22-15 6:04 pm
STORM LAKE, Iowa - A jury has found a northwest Iowa man guilty of forcing his wife to terminate two pregnancies.
- Senate blocks anti-abortion bill; new showdown set Updated: Sep-22-15 5:11 pm
WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats thwarted a Republican effort to ban late-term abortions on Tuesday as GOP leaders strained to avoid a government shutdown in eight days over the dispute - all against a tangled backdrop of presidential politics.
- Sandra Lee says she is cancer free after double mastectomy Updated: Sep-22-15 10:32 am
ALBANY, New York - Celebrity chef Sandra Lee says she is cancer free and feeling good months after a double mastectomy.