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UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 11, 2017

Anti-abortion activists, counter-protesters rally around nation

Anti-abortion activists emboldened by the new administration of President Donald Trump staged rallies around the country Saturday calling for the federal government to cut off payments to Planned Parenthood, but …


Pullman Planned Parenthood faces political uncertainty

It has been one year since the Planned Parenthood clinic in Pullman reopened after its building was heavily damaged in an unsolved arson in 2015.


Planned Parenthood: ‘We’re not dead yet’

It has been one year since the Planned Parenthood clinic in Pullman reopened after its building was heavily damaged in an unsolved arson in 2015. Karl Eastlund, the chief executive …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017

Inslee affirms support for Planned Parenthood during clinic visit

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday criticized congressional Republicans’ efforts to bar Planned Parenthood from receiving Medicaid funding, calling the effort “ideologically driven, misguided and callously indifferent.”


Defunding Planned Parenthood does more harm than good

The ideological drive to thwart Planned Parenthood fails to consider where people would go for the many services it provides and the positive trends from those services.


Planned Parenthood would lose funding as part of Obamacare repeal, Ryan says

Republicans plan to strip Planned Parenthood of hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding as part of their rapid push to repeal President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul, House Speaker …


Planned Parenthood says other Idaho clinic harasses patients

Planned Parenthood is suing a women’s clinic in Idaho over the harassment of Planned Parenthood patients and employees in a parking lot shared by the two organizations.


Obama administration blocks states from cutting off grants to Planned Parenthood

The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to block states from cutting off federal family planning grants to Planned Parenthood, finalizing a rule that is to take effect just days before …


Ohio governor OKs 20-week abortion ban, nixes heartbeat bill

Republican Gov. John Kasich signed a bill Tuesday imposing a 20-week abortion ban while vetoing stricter provisions in a separate measure that would have barred the procedure at the first …


Oklahoma abortion restrictions blocked

The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday permanently blocked a state law that would have required abortion providers to have special relationships with hospitals, in continuing fallout from a Supreme Court …


Ohio House committee votes to pass 20-week abortion ban

Abortions would be banned after 20 weeks under a bill that Republican lawmakers hoped to pass Thursday and add to legislation already on its way to GOP Gov. John Kasich …


Anti-abortion tour brings protest rally to Planned Parenthood in Spokane

A giant bus belonging to the “40 Days for Life” organization rolled into Spokane Friday to participate in a rally against abortion across from Planned Parenthood on East Indiana Avenue.


Last charges dropped in case over Planned Parenthood videos

HOUSTON – A Texas judge on Tuesday dismissed the last remaining charge against two California anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned …


Texas abortion ruling could mean end of similar Wisconsin law

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling striking down Texas’ regulation of abortion clinics likely means the end of a similar Wisconsin law.


Texas abortion restrictions struck down by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court struck down Texas’ widely replicated regulation of abortion clinics Monday in the court’s biggest abortion case in nearly a quarter century.


Skagit County judge: Public hospitals must provide abortions on site

Public hospitals must provide abortions on-site if they also offer maternity services, a Washington state judge said Tuesday.


Court: Public hospitals must provide abortions on site

Washington state judge says public hospitals must provide abortions on-site if they also offer maternity services.


Women seeking abortions in South increasingly travel out of state

The National Abortion Federation hotline referred 209 Texas patients to New Mexico last year, compared with 21 in 2013, said Vicki Saporta, the group’s president and chief executive. The number …


When Zika hits, a push for birth control and abortion?

There’s little doubt: Zika is coming to the continental United States, bringing frightening birth defects – and, most likely, newly urgent discussions about abortion and contraception.


Colorado Planned Parenthood shooter ruled mentally incompetent

A man who acknowledged killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic is mentally incompetent to continue with his criminal case, a judge ruled Wednesday.


Utah fetal pain law takes effect, but doctors unsure how to comply

Utah’s first-in-the-nation requirement that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before some abortions takes effect Tuesday, but doctors say it’s unnecessary and impossible to comply with.


‘Idaho Gives’ brings in more than $1M

Idahoans donated roughly $1 million to more than 800 nonprofits and charities Thursday as part of “Idaho Gives,” the 24-hour, online fundraising blitz.


Planned Parenthood, ACLU sue Indiana over new abortion law

The state of Indiana is being sued by the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky over the abortion law recently signed by Gov. Mike Pence.


Arizona House approves bills targeting abortion

The Republican-controlled Arizona House on Thursday approved new restrictions on the use of a common abortion drug and sent the legislation to Gov. Doug Ducey, whose signature would set off …


Attorney wants Planned Parenthood shooter in mental hospital

A defense attorney for a man who acknowledges killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic asked a judge Thursday to commit his client to a psychiatric hospital for …


Supreme Court’s female justices take aim at Texas abortion restrictions

The three women on the Supreme Court led an attack Wednesday on a Texas law that would shut down about three-fourths of the state’s abortion clinics.


Democrats object as House GOP holds hearing on fetal tissue

House Democrats suggested on Wednesday that a special House panel investigating Planned Parenthood could be complicit in future assaults or even murders of abortion providers at the Republican-led committee’s first …


Idaho lawmakers introduce bill to ban fetal tissue sales

The Idaho Legislature is the latest state to consider making it illegal to buy, sell or experiment upon fetal tissue, even though no such practice exists in the state.


Planned Parenthood funding cut by Wisconsin governor

Republican Gov. Scott Walker has signed legislation that would cut millions of taxpayer dollars for Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin.


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.