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Stories with subject: Women's health
  • 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 story has photos
    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.

  • Ireland reports 26 abortions last year, 3 to deter suicide 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 12:44 pm

    DUBLIN - Ireland's Health Department says doctors last year performed 26 abortions to protect women's lives, including on three women who had threatened to kill themselves if denied one.

  • Scientists look into why most Alzheimer's patients are women 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 3:33 am

    WASHINGTON - Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it's just because they tend to live longer than men.

  • New questions about why more women than men have Alzheimer's story has photos
    Updated: Jun-28-15 8:28 am

    WASHINGTON - Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it's just because they tend to live longer than men.

  • Correction: Abortion Decline-Illinois story 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 4:46 pm

    CHICAGO - In a story June 7 about a decline in abortions in Illinois, The Associated Press, relying on incorrect information from the Illinois Department of Public Health, reported erroneously that the Illinois numbers were for surgical abortions only. The Illinois numbers include both surgical and medical abortions.

  • Judge blocks Kansas' ban on 2nd-trimester abortion procedure story has photos
    Updated: Jun-25-15 9:56 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - A judge on Thursday blocked Kansas' first-in-the-nation ban on an abortion procedure that opponents describe as dismembering a fetus, concluding that the law would likely present too big of an obstacle for women seeking to end their pregnancies.

  • Indiana medical board rules against abortion doc Klopfer 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 2:21 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Medical Licensing Board has rejected an Illinois abortion doctor's request for a summary judgment in his favor and instead will hold a full hearing on a complaint accusing him of 1,833 violations at clinics in Gary, South Bend and Fort Wayne.

  • Report: Illinois insurers lack clear information for women 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 2:50 pm

    CHICAGO - Most insurance plans offered in Illinois on the health overhaul law's new marketplace meet the law's requirements for women's health, according to a report released Wednesday.

  • Governors who have dealt with illness or serious injury 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 5:33 pm

    Below is a list of some governors, like Maryland's Larry Hogan, who experienced illness or injury while in office:

  • Testimony: Abortion clinic likely to close if law enforced 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 8:45 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - The medical director of a northwest Louisiana abortion clinic testified Monday that it probably would close if the state is allowed to enforce a law requiring doctors who perform the procedure to be able to admit patients to a hospital within 30 miles of their clinics.

  • High court to decide whether to take up major abortion case 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 3:17 am

    WASHINGTON - Abortion is back before the Supreme Court, and the justices could signal by the end of June whether they are likely to take up the biggest case on the hot-button subject in nearly a quarter-century.

  • Program gives away diapers as anti-smoking incentive 
    Updated: Jun-21-15 11:50 am

    STE. GENEVIEVE, Missouri - Six sites across Missouri are participating in a new program that offers a year of free diapers to new mothers who agree to give up cigarettes.

  • Planned Parenthood: No new Texas abortion clinics in works 
    Updated: Jun-20-15 7:40 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said Saturday that her organization has no immediate plans to build more abortion clinics in Texas, where only eight facilities are likely to remain if another round of strict regulations takes effect July 1.

  • DHH clears way for clinic to apply for abortion license 
    Updated: Jun-20-15 6:52 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Louisiana health department has cleared the way for Planned Parenthood to apply for a license for its New Orleans clinic to provide abortion services.

  • Woman says miscarried after shackled in immigration facility 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 7:17 pm

    An asylum seeker from Mexico suffered a miscarriage after she tripped and fell while shackled in immigration detention, even though pregnant detainees are not supposed to be restrained, her lawyers said.

  • Iowa court allows remote dispensing of abortion pill 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 11:28 am

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Supreme Court has struck down a restriction that would have prevented doctors from administering abortion-inducing pills remotely via video teleconferencing, saying it would have placed an undue burden on a woman's right to get an abortion.

  • Breast-milk pumping at work is legal, but needs more support 
    Updated: Jun-17-15 9:06 am

    BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - Margie Schrader did it in her office. Kirstin Milks did it in her classroom. Jami Hamman did it in her cubicle. And Jean Bauer did it wherever she could find a lockable door.

  • Is baby recession over? US births up after years of decline 
    Updated: Jun-17-15 2:22 am

    NEW YORK - It appears the baby recession really is over: Preliminary figures show U.S. births were up last year for the first time in seven years.

  • Arizona doctors won't have to say abortions can be reversed 
    Updated: Jun-16-15 4:05 pm

    PHOENIX - Arizona's attorney general won't enforce a disputed section of a new law requiring abortion providers to tell women they can reverse drug-induced abortions until the matter can be sorted in court.

  • 'God's Littlest Angels': Gowns donated for stillborn babies story has photos
    Updated: Jun-13-15 1:22 pm

    OWENSBORO, Kentucky - As Mary Fogle and Tammy Boarman sat in a waiting room one day last July, they struck up a conversation. After trading contact information, the women began having lunch and sharing ideas. Fogle told Boarman of her ministry idea.

  • Louisiana: Texas abortion ruling reopens question in La case 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 6:50 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Eleven days before trial, Louisiana has asked a federal judge to throw out one of two claims against its law requiring doctors who perform abortions to be able to admit patients to a hospital within 30 miles.

  • Georgia woman who used abortion pills still faces legal woes story has photos
    Updated: Jun-11-15 4:02 am

    ALBANY, Georgia - A Georgia woman spent nearly three days in jail without bond before prosecutors decided police had wrongly charged her with murder after being told she had used pills ordered online to terminate her pregnancy.

  • Arkansas seeking rehearing in 12-week abortion ban case 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 9:16 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Attorney General's Office requested a rehearing Wednesday before the U.S. appeals court that agreed last month with a lower court that a state law unconstitutionally burdens women by banning abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy if a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat.