- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Doctor honored by bishop for volunteer work Updated: Sep-22-15 5:01 am
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - A New Hampshire doctor has been honored by Bishop Peter Libasci of the Diocese of Manchester for her volunteer work helping pregnant women with free medical screenings and other services.
- Soft cheese linked to listeria death in Ohio Updated: Sep-18-15 5:17 pm
WASHINGTON - A California company has recalled several brands of soft cheeses after they were linked to 24 illnesses around the country over the last five years, including a 2012 death in Ohio.
- New Mexico drive encourages steps to promote breastfeeding Updated: Sep-14-15 1:02 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A new media campaign being launched in New Mexico by a coalition that promotes breastfeeding encourages hospitals to adopt an array of practices for maternity and infant care.
- Extreme preemies make survival gains, 20-year study finds Updated: Sep-08-15 11:07 am
CHICAGO - Odds have improved that many extremely premature U.S. infants will survive without major problems, although prospects remain poor for the smallest and youngest, born nearly four months too soon, a government-funded study found.