Stories tagged: planned parenthood
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 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 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.
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 …
Thu., June 28, 2018, 1:53 p.m.
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.
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 …
Sat., June 16, 2018
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 …
Tue., June 5, 2018
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 …
Sun., May 27, 2018, 5 a.m.
A year after nearly approving a new sex ed curriculum, Spokane Public Schools officials are officially back to Step One.
Fri., Feb. 23, 2018
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.
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 4:58 p.m.
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.
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 4:56 p.m.
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.
Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 2 p.m.
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.
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.
Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 4:26 p.m.
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.
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 …
Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 6 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
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.
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 Public Schools won’t adopt a divisive sex education curriculum, opting instead to hand-pick middle school lessons from multiple sources.
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017
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.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
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.
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 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 members have been inundated with automated emails following a controversial decision to postpone voting on a new sex education curriculum.
Sun., July 16, 2017
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.
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.
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.
Thu., May 18, 2017, 7:11 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposal will require states to provide paid family leave programs, a senior budget official said Thursday.