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Marc A. Thiessen: Why was a well-deserved award rescinded from Mike Pompeo?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


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018

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

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

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.


Committee needs more time to study sex education curriculum for Spokane schools

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.


Court: Kansas can’t cut Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood

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.


Murphy reverses Christie, approves $7.5M for women’s health

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.


Idaho lawmaker not sorry for yelling ‘abortion is murder’

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

Idaho senator yells at students lobbying for birth control

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.


Police: Man crashes truck into Planned Parenthood clinic

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

Planned Parenthood files suit in Spokane to stop Trump cuts to teen pregnancy prevention

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 …


Shawn Vestal: Spokane schools should stop tiptoeing through sex ed controversy

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 …


Cecile Richards stepping down as Planned Parenthood leader

Cecile Richards, who led Planned Parenthood through 12 tumultuous years, is stepping down as its president.