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Editorial: Abortion bill may target a nonexistent problem

It’s not clear that “sex-selective abortions” are a problem. But the Washington Senate’s proposed solution sure is.


Pullman Planned Parenthood clinic reopening ceremony to be held

A public ceremony will be held to celebrate the reopening of the Planned Parenthood clinic in Pullman, five months after the facility was damaged by arson.


Senate panel considers outlawing sex-selection abortions

Law and Justice Committee considers a bill to outlaw abortions for sex selection.


Anti-abortion activists accused of using fake licenses

Two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos about Planned Parenthood are accused of using fake driver’s licenses to infiltrate the group, indictments made public Tuesday show.


Grand jury indicts leader behind Planned Parenthood videos

A Houston grand jury investigating undercover footage of Planned Parenthood found no wrongdoing Monday by the abortion provider but instead indicted anti-abortion activists involved in making the videos that provoked …


Carl P. Leubsdorf: Outcome of Texas cases could ride on a single vote

Redistricting, affirmative action just first of four cases before U.S. Supreme Court.


Editorial: AG report should end attacks on legal research, services

The baseless allegations against Planned Parenthood have done considerable damage to clinics and important research into diseases. They need to stop.


Shawn Vestal: Idaho legal battles a financial boon to liberal causes

Here’s a delicious conspiracy theory. Idaho’s Constitutional Defense Fund – a taxpayer-funded account to pay for the state’s culture-war legal battles – is actually an elaborate, stealth operation to funnel …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 10, 2015

Pullman Planned Parenthood rallies draw hundreds

PULLMAN – Supporters and protesters of Planned Parenthood lined a busy intersection Saturday morning in Pullman, where a health center run by the embattled health care provider was damaged last …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 5, 2015

Congress bracing for fight over Planned Parenthood

As House Republicans name a special subcommittee to investigate Planned Parenthood, Sen. Patty Murray calls it “transparent pandering.”


McMorris Rodgers’ vote draws pink protest

A sea of pink signs and T-shirts in support of Planned Parenthood spilled off the sidewalk in front of U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ Spokane office and into the street …


House OKs GOP bill blocking Planned Parenthood funds

WASHINGTON — A divided House voted Friday to block Planned Parenthood’s federal funds for a year, as Republican leaders labored to keep GOP outrage over abortion from spiraling into an …


Fire at Planned Parenthood clinic in Pullman ruled arson

An early-morning fire at Planned Parenthood in Pullman on Friday was arson, according to the Pullman Fire Department and the Inland Northwest Joint Terrorism Task Force. The fire, which started …


Planned Parenthood protest draws hundreds

At a rally Saturday morning outside Planned Parenthood in north Spokane, state Rep. Matt Shea called the group “an evil organization” committing acts on par with Nazi Germany. “I am …


Planned Parenthood rally in Spokane draws hundreds

Protesters accuse group of selling fetal tissue for profit and funding abortion with taxpayer dollars. The beleaguered agency has denied those claims.


Kathleen Parker: Redirect Planned Parenthood funds to community health clinics

It took three videos showing Planned Parenthood doctors and executives discussing the culling and retailing of aborted baby parts, but Hillary Clinton finally managed to say that she found the …


Smart Bombs: Congress unlocked fetal cells

The popular conservative blog RedState.com says this about Planned Parenthood: “Our muddy moral moment might obscure this searing truth: we are not simply keeping up to speed with the Nazis. …


Idaho Rep. Vito Barbieri’s abortion question stirs up social media

BOISE – A North Idaho lawmaker drew national attention Monday when he received a brief lesson on female anatomy after asking if a woman can swallow a small camera for …


Judge: Alabama abortion clinic law unconstitutional

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — An Alabama law restricting doctors at abortion clinics is unconstitutional because it would unduly hamper women’s ability to obtain the medical procedure, a federal judge ruled Monday.


Abortion foes disagree over exception for rape

NEW YORK – Poll after poll over many years has shown that Americans overwhelmingly support legal access to abortion for women impregnated by rape. Yet the issue remains divisive, as …


Supreme Court hears arguments on birth control and Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed divided Tuesday over whether employers’ religious beliefs can free them from a part of the new health care law that requires that they …


Abortion coverage, medical marijuana bills advance in Washington House

OLYMPIA – Two of the Washington legislative session’s most controversial issues moved out of a House committee Thursday, giving the full chamber the chance to vote on whether most insurance …


Fed judge: Texas abortion limits unconstitutional

AUSTIN, Texas — New abortion restrictions passed by the Texas Legislature are unconstitutional and will not take effect as scheduled on Tuesday, a federal judge has ruled.


Public hospitals with maternity care must offer abortion

OLYMPIA – Public hospitals that provide maternity services must also provide access to contraception and abortion, even if they contract with a private company that bars such services, state Attorney …


Texas House passes abortion bill; Senate next stop

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas House approved new abortion limits in a second special session on Wednesday, less than two weeks after Senate Republicans failed to finish work on the …


Texas abortion bill falls after challenge

AUSTIN, Texas — Despite barely beating a midnight deadline, hundreds of jeering protesters helped stop Texas lawmakers from passing one of the toughest abortion measures in the country.


Abortion bill passes Texas legislature

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Republicans have passed new abortion restrictions expected to close almost every abortion clinic in the nation’s second most populous state.


Texas senator filibusters against abortion bill

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Wearing pink tennis shoes to prepare for nearly 13 consecutive hours of standing, a Democratic Texas state senator on Tuesday began a one-woman filibuster to block …


Abortion protest prompts Bloomsday complaints

Bloomsday organizers are struggling to come up with what they could have done differently after dozens of runners on Sunday complained about an anti-abortion protest along the route. Race director …


Philadelphia abortion trial nears closing arguments

A Philadelphia jury won’t hear from an abortion provider before they weigh charges he killed a woman and four babies. Dr. Kermit Gosnell has decided not to testify or call …