- Operators of 2 Ohio abortion clinics sue over state hurdles Updated: Sep-01-15 8:28 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The operators of two southwest Ohio abortion clinics asked a federal court on Tuesday to declare recently enacted state laws governing their operations unconstitutional.
- Judge sides with anti-abortion group in birth control case Updated: Aug-31-15 6:12 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Monday sided with an anti-abortion group in its challenge of a key birth control provision of the Obama administration's health care overhaul.
- Utah abortion rate dropped again in 2014 Updated: Aug-31-15 5:37 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A new report shows Utah's abortion rate fell to the lowest level ever recorded in 2014, continuing a trend seen in Utah and around the country for several years.
- Groups ask Kasich to end funds to Planned Parenthood Updated: Aug-31-15 10:50 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Anti-abortion groups in Ohio have called on Gov. John Kasich to block Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood, though federal health officials have warned other states that such a move could violate the law.
- Iowa board will not appeal ruling over telemedicine abortion Updated: Aug-28-15 6:28 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A medical board says it will not appeal an Iowa Supreme Court's decision that allows doctors to dispense abortion-inducing pills remotely via a teleconferencing system.
- Q&A: Questions, answers in Planned Parenthood controversy Updated: Aug-28-15 2:17 am
LOS ANGELES - Planned Parenthood Federation of America is defending its abortion practices and its donation of fetal tissue for medical research.
- Judge strikes down law to limit Medicaid funds for abortions Updated: Aug-27-15 8:04 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A state court judge in Alaska ruled Thursday that a law further defining what constitutes a medically necessary abortion for purposes of Medicaid funding is unconstitutional.
- Planned Parenthood alleges 'smear' in letter to Congress Updated: Aug-27-15 5:41 pm
LOS ANGELES - Planned Parenthood Federation of America defended its practices Thursday in a lengthy letter to congressional leaders and included a report by experts it hired who found undercover videos of officials discussing fetal tissue for research were heavily altered by anti-abortion activists.
- Clinton likens GOP's views on women to those of terrorists Updated: Aug-27-15 2:55 pm
CLEVELAND - Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday drew parallels between terrorist organizations and the field of Republican candidates for president when it comes to their views on women, telling an Ohio audience her potential GOP rivals were pushing "out of date" policies.
- Missouri abortion licensing law splits GOP, health officials Updated: Aug-25-15 9:52 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Republican senators and the Missouri health department director debated Tuesday whether a Columbia Planned Parenthood met state requirements needed to perform abortions, an issue that has led to questions about whether the agency properly granted the clinic a license in July.
- Columbia clinic licensed for abortions received exemption Updated: Aug-23-15 12:13 pm
COLUMBIA, Missouri - When the Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia was granted a license to provide medication-induced abortions, it was exempted from the requirement that it have a doctor on staff with surgical privileges at a hospital in the community.
- Anti-abortion group releases video snippet after court win Updated: Aug-21-15 9:28 pm
LOS ANGELES - An anti-abortion group released a snippet of video on Friday showing a California company executive discussing fetal tissue for research after a judge ruled the group could show the footage even if it was illegally recorded.
- El Paso abortion clinic will be first to reopen in Texas Updated: Aug-19-15 7:23 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - An El Paso clinic shuttered by Texas' tough abortion laws is set to become the first to reopen since the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocked enforcement of key restrictions nearly two months ago.
- Planned Parenthood Florida says it will resume abortions Updated: Aug-19-15 4:53 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - Planned Parenthood said Wednesday that three of its Florida clinics will resume performing first-trimester abortions, although state health officials warn they are still investigating the organization.
- Judge temporarily blocks Ala. abortion clinic regulation Updated: Aug-14-15 12:49 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A federal judge has temporarily suspended enforcement of a state regulation that threatened to close one of the state's busiest abortion clinics.
- 11-year-old gives birth to girl in Paraguay Updated: Aug-13-15 6:08 pm
ASUNCION, Paraguay - An 11-year-old girl who was denied an abortion after being raped gave birth Thursday, the culmination of a case that put a spotlight on child rape in this poor South American nation and drew criticism from human rights groups.
- Georgia health officials say abortion facilities follow law Updated: Aug-12-15 4:40 pm
ATLANTA - Georgia officials say Planned Parenthood Southeast and other facilities in Georgia are following state law requiring the burial or cremation of fetal remains after an abortion.
- Group behind anti-abortion videos is something of a mystery Updated: Aug-12-15 1:19 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - It calls itself the Center for Medical Progress, and its name has been all over the news in the past few weeks after it began releasing hidden-camera videos that set off an uproar over the use of tissue from aborted fetuses in medical research.
- Trump bombast overshadows GOP challenges with women Updated: Aug-11-15 5:21 pm
WASHINGTON - When Jeb Bush said he wasn't sure the country needs to spend "a half billion dollars for women's health issues," many viewed the remark as a gaffe and the Republican candidate for president rushed to clean it up.
- Scientists say fetal tissue essential for medical research Updated: Aug-11-15 10:45 am
BOSTON - The furor on Capitol Hill over Planned Parenthood has stoked a debate about the use of tissue from aborted fetuses in medical research, but U.S. scientists have been using such cells for decades to develop vaccines and seek treatments for a host of ailments, from vision loss to cancer and AIDS.
- Judge strikes down Oklahoma law restricting abortion drugs Updated: Aug-10-15 3:39 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A judge struck down an Oklahoma law Monday that required doctors to follow label instructions when prescribing abortion-inducing drugs, finding the rule is unconstitutional because it doesn't apply to other kinds of medication.
- Ohio abortion clinic trains doctors for University of Toledo Updated: Aug-09-15 11:19 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Toledo's only remaining abortion clinic can't get a backup-care agreement from the University of Toledo Medical Center that could help it avoid a potential shutdown, but it has partnered with the public school in a different way, to train doctors in the graduate medical program.
- No Kansas reports on fetal tissue in 15 years Updated: Aug-06-15 4:39 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas has not received a single report on the handling of fetal tissue in the 15 years that the information has been legally required whenever such tissue is transferred, the state health department has disclosed amid a national debate over abortion providers' activities.