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UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 12:21 a.m.

Where they stand: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown on abortion, Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood

A vacancy on the closely divided U.S. Supreme Court has renewed talks about the long-standing court decision that ensured the availability of abortion in the United States. The congresswoman and …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 1:43 p.m.

Anti-abortion protestors picket Planned Parenthood

Anti-abortion protesters from out of state and local churches flooded the sidewalks outside Spokane’s Planned Parenthood on Saturday, demanding an end to what they call the abortion holocaust.


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

Planned Parenthood sues Idaho over abortion reporting law

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands is suing the state of Idaho in federal court over new abortion reporting requirements that critics say are unconstitutional and …


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 …


Judge temporarily blocks abortion reporting rule in Indiana

A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked a new Indiana law’s requirement that medical providers report detailed patient information to the state if they treat women for complications arising from …


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

Lawsuits, one filed in Spokane, challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teens

Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program …


New Planned Parenthood health center dedicated in Spokane

Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho dedicated its new $5 million health center Friday afternoon in Spokane, with staff saying the modernized clinic will allow them to care …


Tiffany Hankins: Ideology endangers women’s health care

The United States is currently experiencing a 30-year low in the number of unplanned pregnancies, including a historic low in the number of teen pregnancies, thanks largely to expanded access …


It’s back to square one for Spokane Public Schools’ sex ed curriculum

A year after nearly approving a new sex ed curriculum, Spokane Public Schools officials are officially back to Step One.


Committee needs more time to study sex education curriculum for Spokane schools

The committee that will review changes to how Spokane Public School conducts middle-school sex education met Thursday but decided it needs more time to review three volumes of proposed curriculum.


Court: Kansas can’t cut Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood

Kansas can’t cut Medicaid funds to a Planned Parenthood affiliate over videos anti-abortion activists secretly recorded in 2015, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.


Murphy reverses Christie, approves $7.5M for women’s health

New Jersey’s new Democratic governor signed legislation Wednesday setting aside about $7.5 million for family-planning and women’s health, reversing course on former Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s handling of the issue.


Idaho lawmaker not sorry for yelling ‘abortion is murder’

A Republican Idaho state senator yelled “abortion is murder” at a group of students who were pushing for birth control legislation at the Statehouse and now faces an ethics complaint …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 8:28 p.m.

Idaho senator yells at students lobbying for birth control

A state senator shouted at University of Idaho students affiliated with Planned Parenthood trying to schedule a meeting with him to discuss birth control and sex education.


Police: Man crashes truck into Planned Parenthood clinic

A Massachusetts man has been accused of deliberately crashing a stolen bakery delivery truck into a Planned Parenthood clinic in New Jersey, injuring a pregnant woman and two other people.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 6:12 p.m.

Planned Parenthood files suit in Spokane to stop Trump cuts to teen pregnancy prevention

The local office of Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit Thursday in Spokane that is seeking to have a federal judge stop the Trump Administration from cutting the grants that fund …


Shawn Vestal: Spokane schools should stop tiptoeing through sex ed controversy

Not too long ago, a relatively small but relatively loud group of people approached the Spokane School Board to oppose a planned sex-ed curriculum. The result: The process of adopting …


Cecile Richards stepping down as Planned Parenthood leader

Cecile Richards, who led Planned Parenthood through 12 tumultuous years, is stepping down as its president.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 10:13 a.m.

Critics question Spokane Public Schools’ rejection of proposed sex education curriculum

Community members questioned the Spokane Public Schools board of directors Wednesday about the district’s decision not to adopt a new, comprehensive middle school sex education plan.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 10:16 p.m.

Spokane schools won’t adopt Planned Parenthood sex education plan

Spokane Public Schools won’t adopt a divisive sex education curriculum, opting instead to hand-pick middle school lessons from multiple sources.


Editorial: Politics infecting science, public health

We applaud the winners of this year’s Lasker prizes, but can’t help but wonder how much more could be achieved if science and public health could be inoculated against politics.


Lasker Awards honor Planned Parenthood and research on preventing and fighting cancer

Planned Parenthood, the embattled nonprofit health provider that specializes in reproductive health, has won the 2017 Lasker Award for public service.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 5 p.m.

Federal court: Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood money

A federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, two years after the state ended its contract with the group over videos secretly …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 10:54 p.m.

In rare Spokane town hall, Sen. Maria Cantwell faces friendly audience critical of GOP, Trump

In contrast to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Sen. Maria Cantwell spoke unimpeded during a 90-minute town hall session at Gonzaga University on Tuesday to a half full room at Gonzaga …


UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 7:05 a.m.

Spokane school board flooded with emails after sex education vote delayed

Spokane school board members have been inundated with automated emails following a controversial decision to postpone voting on a new sex education curriculum.


Robin Pickering: Sex-education curriculum reflects reality

These students do not deserve to be brushed aside because meeting their specific curriculum concerns makes educators, school board members, or our community uncomfortable.


UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

Spokane school board gets a sex ed lecture

Sex was on everyone’s mind at Wednesday night’s school board meeting. During an hour-and-a-half of public testimony, community members expressed concerns, support and at times outrage toward a proposed middle …


UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 11:23 p.m.

Spokane schools delay sex ed plan amid concerns about Planned Parenthood

School administrators have delayed making a divisive decision on sex education curriculum.


UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 1:25 p.m.

From Bellevue to Spokane, Planned Parenthood supporters pan McMorris Rodgers’ support of health care bill

The plan that is undergoing rewrites in the U.S. Senate would prevent Planned Parenthood from accepting federal reimbursement for services unless they stopped providing abortions.


President’s 2018 budget to include family leave plan

President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposal will require states to provide paid family leave programs, a senior budget official said Thursday.