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Stories with subject: Women's health
  • Woman sues Arkansas doctor charged with voyeurism 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 8:23 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A 23-year-old Arkansas woman has filed a lawsuit against a Paragould gynecologist who was charged this week with video voyeurism, alleging she caught the doctor taking nude photos of her during an examination this month, her lawyer said Friday.

  • Bill would punish drug-using pregnant women 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:55 pm
  • NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Opponents of a Tennessee bill that would punish pregnant women who abuse narcotics say it will have the unintended consequence of hurting the very people it's supposed to protect: the babies.

  • Abortion doctors' admitting rights reinstated 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:58 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - A judge has temporarily reinstated admitting privileges to two abortion providers at a Dallas hospital that had stripped the doctors of those rights.

  • Christian broadcaster wins health care injunction 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:22 pm
  • DENVER - Christian radio broadcaster James Dobson has won a temporary injunction preventing the federal government from requiring his ministry to include the morning-after pill and other emergency contraception in its health insurance.

  • FDA warns of cancer risk with fibroid procedure 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:30 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is warning women that a surgical procedure used to eliminate growths in the uterus could inadvertently spread cancer to other parts of the body.

  • Court: Fla. discrimination law covers pregnancy 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:07 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The state's civil rights laws include the protection of women discriminated against for pregnancy, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

  • US judge overturns 6-week abortion ban 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:12 pm
  • BISMARCK, North Dakota - A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant.

  • Alicia Silverstone out with book 'Kind Mama' 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:13 pm
  • NEW YORK - She's famous as an actress for "Clueless." But Alicia Silverstone is also famous for her sometimes controversial ideas about mothering, and now she's put those philosophies down in writing in a just-published book, "The Kind Mama" (Rodale).

  • Governor signs surprise inspections abortion bill 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:50 pm
  • PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's signing of bill allowing for snap inspections at abortion clinics will likely lead to another legal battle.

  • Pregnant woman injured in Phoenix crash has died 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:00 pm
  • PHOENIX - Authorities say a pregnant woman critically injured in a crash involving a car and a city bus last weekend has died.

  • Oklahoma Senate Oks limits on abortion drug 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:24 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to further restrict the use of abortion-inducing drugs in Oklahoma in a bill written in direct response to a recent state Supreme Court decision.

  • DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:25 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.

  • Florida House moves abortion exception measure 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:08 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A bill that would change the exceptions to late term abortion was passed by the House Friday, opening the door to a legal framework that would take into account viability for life, rather than a designated time period, for when the procedure could be performed.

  • 1st female physician in US House speaks on health 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 8:25 am
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The first female physician to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives is speaking at the Columbia Convention Center on the nation's health disparities.

  • SC bills could outlaw abortion, most contraception 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:39 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A state Senate panel advanced legislation Thursday that opponents warn could outlaw abortion and emergency contraception in South Carolina. The panel also took testimony on a separate bill that would outlaw all abortions and most contraception by giving legal rights to fertilized eggs.

  • State certificates available to record stillbirths 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:08 pm
  • GREAT FALLS, Montana - On a night at the end of November 2011, Beth Morey, 31 weeks pregnant, realized the baby she was carrying had stopped kicking. Worried, she went to Community Medical Center in Missoula to have a doctor check the baby, and there she found out it had died.

  • St. Louis-area hospital to offer midwife option 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 11:29 am
  • ST. LOUIS - The hospital in the St. Louis area that delivers the most babies will soon offer an option for midwife-led births, part of a growing trend as more women seek natural childbirth.

  • Bill requires mental health info before abortion 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 7:55 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Anti-abortion lawmakers want women seeking the procedure in Louisiana to get pamphlets describing possible psychological effects, the illegality of coerced abortions and services available to human trafficking victims.

  • Philippine court rules family planning law legal 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:19 am
  • MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a family planning law is constitutional, allowing the government to provide reproductive health care services primarily to the country's poor despite strong opposition to the law from the Roman Catholic Church.

  • Teacher planning, abortion ban among W.Va. vetoes 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 11:06 am
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed about 200 bills and nixed eight this year, leaving teachers and abortion opponents unsatisfied.

  • Nurse working in ICU where she spent her 1st days 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 1:25 am
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - As a newborn, Destany Atkins' parents couldn't wait to get her out of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

  • SC woman gets 20 years in breast feeding overdose 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 1:39 pm
  • SPARTANBURG, South Carolina - A judge sentenced a South Carolina woman to 20 years in prison Friday for killing her 6-week-old daughter with what prosecutors say was an overdose of morphine delivered through her breast milk.

  • 2nd suit filed challenging Texas' new abortion law 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 10:59 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - An advocacy group filed another federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging a new provision of Texas' tough restrictions on abortion, less than a week after an appeals court reversed a previous suit and found that the stricter limits don't impose an undue burden on women's health.

  • Stay granted for new Arizona abortion-drug rules 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 7:37 pm
  • PHOENIX - The nation's most stringent restrictions on the use of abortion drugs are now temporarily on hold one day after going into effect in Arizona.

  • Hobby Lobby 401(k) invests in birth control makers 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:01 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The company leading the legal challenge against birth control coverage under the new health care law offers its workers a retirement plan that includes investments in companies making contraceptive and abortion drugs.