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UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Christian centers turn to contraception to offer abortion alternatives

When a low-income woman searches for reproductive care, she often goes to a Planned Parenthood clinic, where she’s treated as a patient with an array of medical options. Or she …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Federal judge blocks Alabama’s strict abortion ban

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Alabama’s near-total abortion ban from taking effect next month, saying the law, part wave of new abortion restrictions by conservative states, is clearly unconstitutional.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Paul Dillon, Lili Navarrete and Sarah Dixit: Will the next Spokane mayor enforce the law, or play politics with women’s rights?

Will the next Spokane mayor enforce the law, or play politics with women’s rights? Voters have a choice.


Women of the Year: For Jordan Stevenson, being active is the way to help others

“I think that one of the things that I learned early on as an advocate is that using your story is the most effective way to advocate for legislation or …


Karl Eastlund: Title X gag rule is about politics, not women’s health

Taking away access to care and silencing health care providers should not be a political strategy.


Money crunch after Planned Parenthood quits federal program

SALT LAKE CITY – Planned Parenthood clinics in several states are charging new fees, tapping financial reserves, intensifying fundraising and warning of more unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases after …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019

Planned Parenthood leaves federal family planning program

Planned Parenthood said Monday it’s pulling out of the federal family program rather abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.