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Planned Parenthood lawsuit looks to expand who can provide abortions in Idaho

Different states have different laws in place that will take effect if Roe v. Wade is overturned.


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 8:40 p.m.

Iowa court blocks 72-hour waiting period for abortion

The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday struck down a law requiring a 72-hour waiting period for women seeking an abortion, ruling that the restriction was unconstitutional and that “autonomy and …


Advocacy groups want nurse practitioner to perform abortions

Two advocacy groups that support abortion rights are challenging the constitutionality of a Montana law that allows only physicians and physician assistants to perform abortions.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

Trump protecting medical providers who oppose abortion

Reinforcing its strong connection with social conservatives, the Trump administration announced Thursday a new federal office to protect medical providers refusing to participate in abortion, assisted suicide or other procedures …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 12:37 p.m.

IUD program leads to decline in teen pregnancies, abortions

Colorado teen pregnancies and abortions have dropped sharply since 2009, and state health officials attribute much of the trend to the increased availability of free and low-cost access to intrauterine …


Insurers move to cover abortion

OLYMPIA – Two insurance companies that filed to compete in Washington state’s health care exchange initially proposed not to provide abortion coverage, officials said Wednesday. All current Washington health plans …


Abortions rise 36 percent among Idaho women

BOISE — The number of abortions among Idaho women rose 36 percent between 2001 and 2011, with about 40 percent of the procedures happening in other states, according to a …


Abortion parental notification bill gets hearing

OLYMPIA – A hearing on a bill that would require minors to notify their parents before terminating a pregnancy pitted those who argued it was an issue of parental rights …


Federal judge stops Texas law on women’s health

AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge today stopped Texas from preventing Planned Parenthood from getting state funds through the Women’s Health Program.


Spin Control: War or no war, there’s plenty to fight about

Whether there’s a War on Women being waged by politicians around the country is open to debate. There is definitely a War over the War on Women, and Washington has …


Idaho panel OKs pre-abortion bill

BOISE – Prompting shouts of protest, a Republican-backed measure requiring pre-abortion ultrasounds in Idaho cleared a key Senate committee Wednesday on a party-line vote. The 7-2 vote followed two hours …


Idaho Senate panel advances ban on 20-week abortions

BOISE – Idaho could follow Nebraska in banning abortions once a fetus has reached 20 weeks, despite a state attorney general’s opinion the bill is unconstitutional and doctors’ concerns that …