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Trump administration delays ban on abortion referrals at family planning centers

The Trump administration has backtracked on an announcement five days earlier that had required federal funded family planning centers to immediately stop referring women for abortions, giving the clinics two …


Trump abortion restrictions effective immediately

Trump administration says its new regulation barring taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from making abortion referrals will take effect immediately.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 5:42 p.m.

Spokane Councilwoman Kate Burke says Border Patrol presence at Hoopfest could threaten inclusivity of event

After hearing from constituents who raised concerns over a U.S. Border Patrol booth at this weekend’s Hoopfest, Spokane City Councilwoman Kate Burke has asked the lead organizer of the massive …


Order: Abortions can continue at Missouri’s lone clinic

A Missouri commissioner on Friday ruled that the state’s only abortion clinic can continue providing the service at least until August as a fight over its license plays out, adding …


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 3:48 p.m.

Appeals court allows Trump administration’s abortion ‘gag rule’ to take effect

Federal appeals court says new Trump administration rules imposing new hurdles for women seeking abortions can take effect.


Planned Parenthood builds Ala. clinic despite abortion law

Planned Parenthood is building a new women’s clinic in Alabama despite the state’s near-total ban on abortions


UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 12:17 p.m.

Judge’s order means Missouri clinic can keep doing abortions

A judge issued an order Friday ensuring Missouri’s only abortion clinic can continue providing abortions, acting just hours before the St. Louis Planned Parenthood facility’s license was set to expire.


UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 5:31 p.m.

Judge considering Missouri abortion clinic license case

A St. Louis judge is deciding whether to grant an order that would allow Missouri’s only abortion clinic to keep its license to perform abortions past Friday.


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 10:11 p.m.

Spokane joins nationwide rallies against fetal heartbeat bills

In front of more than 100 people on Tuesday, Cynthia Hamilton, Women’s March and Indivisible organizer, told the story of her abortion.


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 2:47 p.m.

Planned Parenthood funding in Texas at stake in hearing

A federal appeals court heard arguments Tuesday on whether Texas had the right to cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood clinics in the state – a case that could …


Planned Parenthood spokesman: Trump’s religious refusal order an attack on health care rights

President Donald Trump’s new executive order to strengthen health care providers’ religious right to refusal is just another attack on the sexual and reproductive health of women and the LGBT …


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 6:29 a.m.

Hundreds attend event outside Spokane’s Planned Parenthood, and the service (or protest) is spreading to other cities

For months, a group called Church at Planned Parenthood has been meeting on the grassy area across from Planned Parenthood. They say these are church services, but Planned Parenthood said …


Cynthia M. Allen: ‘Unplanned’ forces those willing to watch to see the reality of abortion

The men and women sympathetic to the plight posed by crisis pregnancies but who have never truly seen the carnage of abortion are the ones who will be most moved …


Spokane congregants watch ‘Unplanned,’ a movie based on a Planned Parenthood director turned pro-life activist

Following a nationwide trend, members of Covenant Church Spokane packed Village Centre Cinemas at Wandermere last weekend to view “Unplanned,” the new movie that follows the path of Abby Johnson, …


Marc A. Thiessen: Why was a well-deserved award rescinded from Mike Pompeo?

How bad has Trump derangement syndrome gotten in Washington? Consider this: On Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was set to receive the 2019 Foley American Hostage Freedom Award, in …


Ohio cuts funding for Planned Parenthood

The Ohio Department of Health says it’s ending grants and contracts that send money to Planned Parenthood after a divided federal appeals court upheld a state anti-abortion law that blocks …


Judge declares Iowa fetal heartbeat law unconstitutional

A state judge on Tuesday struck down Iowa’s restrictive “fetal heartbeat” abortion law, which would have been the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the nation.


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: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 7:22 p.m.

Clarence Thomas references Gonzaga University case in Planned Parenthood dissent

A case against Gonzaga University that reached the Supreme Court in 2002 resurfaced this week when Justice Clarence Thomas referenced the case in dissent.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 2:42 p.m.

Justices won’t hear states’ appeal over Planned Parenthood

The Supreme Court on Monday avoided a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood, over the dissenting votes …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

Lawsuit over Idaho’s abortion reporting law put on hold

The battle over a new law that creates a list of what lawmakers deem to be complications of abortion and requires health professionals to report when they occurred now awaits …


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.