Stories tagged: planned parenthood
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017
Community members questioned the Spokane Public Schools board of directors Wednesday about the district’s decision not to adopt a new, comprehensive middle school sex education plan.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017
Spokane Public Schools won’t adopt a divisive sex education curriculum, opting instead to hand-pick middle school lessons from multiple sources.
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017
We applaud the winners of this year’s Lasker prizes, but can’t help but wonder how much more could be achieved if science and public health could be inoculated against politics.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017
Planned Parenthood, the embattled nonprofit health provider that specializes in reproductive health, has won the 2017 Lasker Award for public service.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017
A federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, two years after the state ended its contract with the group over videos secretly …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017
In contrast to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Sen. Maria Cantwell spoke unimpeded during a 90-minute town hall session at Gonzaga University on Tuesday to a half full room at Gonzaga …
UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017
Spokane school board members have been inundated with automated emails following a controversial decision to postpone voting on a new sex education curriculum.
Sun., July 16, 2017
These students do not deserve to be brushed aside because meeting their specific curriculum concerns makes educators, school board members, or our community uncomfortable.
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017
Sex was on everyone’s mind at Wednesday night’s school board meeting. During an hour-and-a-half of public testimony, community members expressed concerns, support and at times outrage toward a proposed middle …
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017
School administrators have delayed making a divisive decision on sex education curriculum.
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017
From Bellevue to Spokane, Planned Parenthood supporters pan McMorris Rodgers’ support of health care bill
The plan that is undergoing rewrites in the U.S. Senate would prevent Planned Parenthood from accepting federal reimbursement for services unless they stopped providing abortions.
Thu., May 18, 2017
President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposal will require states to provide paid family leave programs, a senior budget official said Thursday.
Thu., May 18, 2017
Planned Parenthood on Thursday announced it will close four of its 12 clinics in Iowa, after the new Republican-led Legislature cut its state funding this year.
Sat., May 6, 2017
Whitworth a neutral player achieved the opposite, placing Whitworth in the center of polarizing American politics, fixating on abortion alone.
Thu., May 4, 2017
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 …
Sun., April 23, 2017
Without the services these clinics provide, the number of unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections will surge. Abortions and preventable deaths will increase.
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017
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 …
Thu., April 6, 2017
“Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes is joining the national board of Planned Parenthood.
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017
Senate Republicans needed Vice President Mike Pence to dash to the Capitol twice on Thursday to cast tie-breaking votes to pass legislation that will make it easier for states to …
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017
California prosecutors say two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood have been charged with 15 felonies.
Sat., March 18, 2017
Ellen Page will reprise her pregnant-teen role in “Juno” during an all-female live reading of the film to mark its 10th anniversary and to benefit Planned Parenthood, according to Entertainment …
Fri., March 10, 2017
The women of the world and their male allies are judging Trump not on his words but on his deeds.
Thu., March 9, 2017
Fact-checking Sen. Charles Schumer’s, D-N.Y., claim that ‘millions of women’ turn to Planned Parenthood for mammograms
Fri., March 3, 2017
A prominent anti-abortion group in Idaho has introduced legislation reversing two abortion laws at the center of a legal battle.
Thu., March 2, 2017
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers did not attend a “town hall” event held in Spokane on Wednesday night that saw disaffected citizens criticizing her for her ties to President Donald Trump …
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017
A federal judge Tuesday indefinitely blocked Texas officials from ousting Planned Parenthood as a Medicaid health care provider, dealing another blow to Republican-led efforts to enforce stricter abortion-related regulations and …
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017
Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s town hall last week marked a high point for the progressive “resistance,” with voters flooding a Utah high school gym, demanding answers on the GOP’s agenda, and …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017
The House has voted to make it easier for states to deny federal family-planning funds to groups such as Planned Parenthood that also perform abortions.