Stories tagged: abortion
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
GOP bill would allow states to defund Planned Parenthood
The House has voted to make it easier for states to deny federal family-planning funds to groups such as Planned Parenthood that also perform abortions.
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 8:59 a.m.
Texas tries new anti-abortion strategy after high court loss
The long, bitter battle over Texas’ new efforts to further restrict abortion has begun in the Republican-controlled Legislature.
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 10:22 a.m.
Oklahoma lawmaker wants father’s permission for abortions
A Republican lawmaker who defended his description of pregnant women as “hosts” has won approval for his bill that would require women seeking an abortion to first receive written consent …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 7:34 p.m.
Anti-abortion activists, counter-protesters rally around nation
Anti-abortion activists emboldened by the new administration of President Donald Trump staged rallies around the country Saturday calling for the federal government to cut off payments to Planned Parenthood, but …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 1:31 p.m.
Pennsylvania Senate OKs 20-week abortion ban; veto awaits
After an emotionally charged and graphic debate, the state Senate approved legislation Wednesday that would make Pennsylvania the latest state to ban abortions at 20 weeks and restrict how the …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 12:15 p.m.
Planned Parenthood: ‘We’re not dead yet’
It has been one year since the Planned Parenthood clinic in Pullman reopened after its building was heavily damaged in an unsolved arson in 2015. Karl Eastlund, the chief executive …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
Inslee affirms support for Planned Parenthood during clinic visit
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday criticized congressional Republicans’ efforts to bar Planned Parenthood from receiving Medicaid funding, calling the effort “ideologically driven, misguided and callously indifferent.”
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, 2:17 p.m.
Walk for Life draws hundreds to Riverfront Park in downtown Spokane
Hundreds of people gathered in Riverfront Park Saturday to show their support for the pro-life movement in the annual Walk for Life Northwest.
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 7:03 a.m.
Anti-abortion voters helped Trump win; now they want victory at Supreme Court
They helped Donald Trump win in battleground states and now, just days before he’s expected to name his pick for the Supreme Court, tens of thousands of anti-abortion marchers will …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 5:09 a.m.
Arkansas bans common second-trimester abortion procedure
Arkansas is poised to become the third state to ban a commonly used second-trimester abortion procedure under restrictions approved Thursday that are expected to face a legal challenge.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Washington Senate panel takes up parent notification for teen abortions
Parental notification for teen abortions called “common sense” by supporter, unwarranted intrusion by opponent at Senate committee hearing.
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 2:52 p.m.
House passes bill to bar federal funds for abortion
Emboldened by a Republican in the White House, the GOP-led House on Tuesday backed legislation that would permanently bar federal funds for any abortion coverage. The measure, which passed 238-183, …
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, midnight
Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. USS Pueblo, Jan. 25, 1968
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 6:41 p.m.
Thousands of abortion foes rally on steps of the Washington Capitol, saying Donald Trump’s election gives them hope
OLYMPIA – Thousands of abortion foes who filled the steps of the Washington Capitol Monday were urged to action by lawmakers who have proposals against the controversial but legal procedure. …
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Marking Roe anniversary, abortion foes pin hopes on Trump
Abortion opponents expressed optimism Monday that Donald Trump’s early months in office would advance their cause as hundreds converged on the Kansas Statehouse to mark the 1973 Supreme Court decision …
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
House fits in abortion bill, even with short schedule
It’s a short week for Congress in Washington, with Republicans in both the House and Senate heading out Wednesday for a retreat in Philadelphia, where they will strategize with the …
Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, midnight
Defunding Planned Parenthood does more harm than good
The ideological drive to thwart Planned Parenthood fails to consider where people would go for the many services it provides and the positive trends from those services.
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 3:59 p.m.
Iowa bill would let women sue doctors who perform their abortions
Iowa lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow a woman who gets an abortion to sue the doctor who performed the procedure if she experiences emotional distress later.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 8:48 a.m.
Idaho lawmaker eyes abortion, taxes for legislative session
A new Idaho lawmaker is looking to jump head first into state politics by sponsoring bills targeting abortions and tax reforms.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 1:10 p.m.
Virginia governor vows to veto 20-week abortion ban bill
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is promising to veto legislation banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, saying such a “socially divisive” proposal hurts the state’s image.
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 10:05 a.m.
Planned Parenthood says other Idaho clinic harasses patients
Planned Parenthood is suing a women’s clinic in Idaho over the harassment of Planned Parenthood patients and employees in a parking lot shared by the two organizations.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 1:09 p.m.
Obama administration blocks states from cutting off grants to Planned Parenthood
The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to block states from cutting off federal family planning grants to Planned Parenthood, finalizing a rule that is to take effect just days before …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 2:33 p.m.
Ohio governor OKs 20-week abortion ban, nixes heartbeat bill
Republican Gov. John Kasich signed a bill Tuesday imposing a 20-week abortion ban while vetoing stricter provisions in a separate measure that would have barred the procedure at the first …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Oklahoma abortion restrictions blocked
The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday permanently blocked a state law that would have required abortion providers to have special relationships with hospitals, in continuing fallout from a Supreme Court …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 8:52 a.m.
Federal judge asked to block part of Florida abortion law
A federal judge is being asked to block additional parts of a contentious Florida abortion law.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
Lawsuit challenges new Texas rules over fetal remains
A coalition of national advocacy groups has sued to block Texas’ soon-to-be-implemented rules mandating the burial or cremation of fetal remains.
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016, midnight
Early ideas on guns, abortion, unions for the 2017 Legislature
Some lawmakers were busy in the off month drafting proposals for the 2017 session.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 1:49 p.m.
Ohio House committee votes to pass 20-week abortion ban
Abortions would be banned after 20 weeks under a bill that Republican lawmakers hoped to pass Thursday and add to legislation already on its way to GOP Gov. John Kasich …
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 8:38 a.m.
Lawsuit ‘likely’ amid new Texas rules over fetal remains
New Texas rules requiring the burial or cremation of fetal remains are likely to face a court challenge before taking effect, an abortion-rights attorney said Friday, months after the U.S. …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 8:55 a.m.
Ohio pulls license of 1 of state’s last few abortion clinics
Ohio has revoked the operating license of one of the state’s few remaining abortion clinics on the grounds that it failed to obtain a required transfer agreement with a nearby …