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20 AGs back lawsuits by family planning groups against Trump administration

Twenty attorneys general voiced their support Tuesday for lawsuits challenging Trump administration rule changes they said will reduce access to family planning services.


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 10:55 p.m.

Idaho’s House rejects another health care bill, a day after dramatic showdown

House Democrats mounted a final effort to do something for at least some of those who fall into Idaho’s health coverage gap on Thursday, when Minority Leader Mat Erpelding, D-Boise, …


Flint’s lead-poisoned water had a ‘horrifyingly large’ effect on fetal deaths, study finds

The fertility rate in Flint, Michigan, dropped precipitously after the city decided to switch to lead-poisoned Flint River water in 2014, according to a new working paper.


Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage

A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against …


New Zika testing recommendation issued for pregnant women

Federal health officials are changing their testing recommendations for pregnant women who may be exposed to the Zika virus through travel or sex or because of where they live.


UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 5:52 p.m.

Leaked birth control rule would broaden religious exemption

Women’s groups are threatening to take the Trump administration to court after a leaked draft regulation revealed a plan to let employers opt out of providing no-cost birth control to …


UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 4:29 p.m.

Sexual ‘stealthing’ draws focus of lawmakers in two states

Democratic lawmakers in at least two states want to criminalize “stealthing,” in which someone removes a condom or another contraceptive device without permission during intercourse.


Washington governor signs 12-month birth control refill bill

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that would let women get a 12-month refill of their birth control prescriptions instead of a month at the time.


Planned Parenthood will be defunded for one year under GOP health bill

In passing their health-care bill, Republicans have also taken a first step toward dramatically slashing federal dollars for Planned Parenthood clinics. The women’s health provider stands to lose roughly 30 …


Trump administration keeps defending contraception mandate

President Donald Trump promised religious groups he would reverse the Obama administration’s requirement that employers provide birth control to their employees under the Affordable Care Act.


Poll: Marijuana safer than opioids, but pregnant moms shouldn’t use

Americans think it’s safer to use marijuana than opioids to relieve pain, but they were less comfortable with children and pregnant women using pot to treat medical conditions, according to …


UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 3:28 p.m.

Trump allowing states to block some Planned Parenthood money

President Donald Trump signed legislation Thursday allowing states to withhold federal family planning dollars from clinics that provide abortion services, a move that effectively deprives Planned Parenthood and several other …


CDC backs breast-feeding, despite false story

A widely shared story that U.S. health officials are recommending a delay in breast-feeding to improve vaccine effectiveness is false.


Oregon Democrats say abortion bill still on table

Democratic lawmakers in Salem say last week’s failure of the GOP health care overhaul hasn’t changed their plans to protect women’s access to abortions under their insurance plans.


Anti-abortion lawmaker wants voters to define ‘person’

A Montana lawmaker wants voters to change the state constitution to declare that human life begins at conception.


Group introduces bill covering abortion laws in Idaho

A prominent anti-abortion group in Idaho has introduced legislation reversing two abortion laws at the center of a legal battle.


Birth defects in Zika pregnancies 20 times higher than in pre-Zika years, CDC says

Pregnancies of women in the United States infected with the Zika virus are about 20 times more likely to result in babies with certain birth defects compared to the prevalence …


Donors pledge nearly $200 million for family planning after Trump pulled funding

Nations and philanthropists pledged close to $200 million Thursday for family planning at an international conference that aimed to make up for the gap left by President Donald Trump’s ban …


Bill telling women abortion can be halted introduced

An Idaho Senate panel has introduced legislation requiring the state to distribute information telling women that a drug-induced abortion may be halted halfway through, despite physicians warning there’s not enough …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:20 p.m.

Montana abortion bill would make doctors try to save fetus

Montana lawmakers pushed forward with a measure that would effectively ban all abortions after 24 weeks of pregnancy, regardless of the medical risks to a woman, by requiring doctors to …


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.


Surprise, unconditional love built family of six

In the photo, one blond angelic head leans against a brunette counterpart. Beaming smiles split cherubic cheeks. They are both just babies, I think, pulling the picture from its frame. …