MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — A county board in western Michigan has voted to evict a Planned Parenthood health clinic from the county's Department of Public Health building.
Michigan AG: No abortion prosecutions if Roe is reversed
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general said Tuesday that she will not enforce a state abortion ban if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Evidence gathered in the investigation of a fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia indicates the suspect believes he is on a mission to protect the...
Planned Parenthood sues over Arizona abortion laws
PHOENIX (AP) — Abortion rights groups filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging Arizona laws they say unnecessarily restrict access to the procedures and leave most rural areas without...
Planned Parenthood seeks stay in Columbia clinic case
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Planned Parenthood is asking a federal appeals court to delay a ruling on a case involving whether abortions will resume at its Columbia clinic.
Lawsuit challenges Utah ban on abortions after 18 weeks
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Abortion rights groups filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging the constitutionality of a new Utah law banning most abortions after 18 weeks of gestation, following through on...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Legislation banning abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected stalled in Tennessee on Tuesday amid concerns that passing the measure would result in the state losing...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 47-year-old St. Louis woman has admitted that she used social media to threaten to "blow up" Planned Parenthood facilities and injure staff.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts, led by a Republican governor, has become the first state to approve money to offset the potential loss of federal funding to women's reproductive health organizations...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from an anti-abortion group that surreptitiously recorded Planned Parenthood employees.
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts House overwhelmingly approved $8 million Wednesday to offset the potential loss of federal funding to women's reproductive health organizations under a new Trump...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn accused his opponent Lisa Neubauer of lying, misleading voters and maligning him over his personal beliefs during a spirited...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a law banning most abortions after 18 weeks of gestation, setting the stage for a legal showdown.
HOUSTON (AP) — An anti-abortion group hired by Texas to bolster women's health services is seeking federal family planning funding after the state cancelled $6 million in troubled contracts with...
Ohio cuts funding for Planned Parenthood after court OK
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Health is ending grants and contracts that send money to Planned Parenthood after a divided federal appeals court upheld a state anti-abortion law that...
New charges for man accused in Planned Parenthood arson
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man accused of trying to burn down a Planned Parenthood clinic in February now faces new charges.
Wesley Brian Kaster was originally charged March 4 with...
Mississippi governor signs ‘heartbeat’ abortion law
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Thursday signed one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation — a measure that bans most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected,...
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Democrat Kaul defends Wisconsin abortion law
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul is defending Wisconsin's abortion restrictions in a legal filing made in response to a federal lawsuit filed by Planned...
The Latest: Planned Parenthood criticizes abortion law
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the signing of (all times local):
A physician who is president of Planned Parenthood of America is criticizing a Mississippi law that will...
Democrat who backed heartbeat bill loses endorsement
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials with Planned Parenthood say they have withdrawn their support of a Tennessee Democrat who voted in favor of a bill that would ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat...
Planned Parenthood spends $120,000 to help Neubauer
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An arm of Planned Parenthood is spending $120,000 to help the campaign of Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Lisa Neubauer.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and a group of abortion providers argued on Monday that a federal court should allow a trial on whether to strike down a 40-year-old Maine...
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge says police cannot ban demonstrators from wearing Planned Parenthood buttons that include profanity in public areas of the Georgia Capitol.
Buttons with profanity at Georgia Capitol spark lawsuit
ATLANTA (AP) — A civil liberties group is demanding that police on the Georgia Capitol grounds allow demonstrators to wear Planned Parenthood buttons that include profanity.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican lawmakers distrustful of Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul's willingness to defend abortion restrictions in state law want to intervene and hire their own...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the South Carolina budget (all times local):
South Carolina House lawmakers are closer to approving a budget to fund the state government...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the South Carolina budget (all times local):
The budget debate in the House has again spent time on abortion.
CINCINNATI (AP) — A divided federal appeals court Tuesday upheld an Ohio anti-abortion law that blocks public money for Planned Parenthood.
The Latest: Planned Parenthood blasts federal ruling
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on a federal court ruling approving an Ohio anti-abortion law on funding (all times local):
Leaders of Planned Parenthood are voicing outrage...
Planned Parenthood rally to be held at SC statehouse
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Planned Parenthood is rallying in Columbia against any additional restrictions on abortions in South Carolina.
The group plans its "Rise Up for Reproductive Rights"...
A new Trump administration rule for family-planning grants could trigger a national public health crisis, the American Medical Association and Planned Parenthood said in a lawsuit Tuesday...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota has joined with 20 other states in a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's restrictions on federal family planning funds.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California and 20 other Democratic-led states announced they were challenging the Trump administration's effort to set up obstacles for women seeking abortions, including...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 42-year-old Columbia, Missouri, man has been charged with trying to burn down a local Planned Parenthood clinic last month, federal prosecutors said Monday.
Funds threat won’t end Planned Parenthood abortion referrals
CHICAGO (AP) — Planned Parenthood of Illinois says it will continue providing abortion referrals despite the risk of losing millions of dollars in federal funding under a new rule enacted by the...
Evers’ official: Ex-Planned Parenthood VP has no legal say
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers' pick to lead the Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Wednesday defended naming a former vice president at Planned Parenthood as a top deputy, saying...
Washington state to sue over Trump’s new abortion policy
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Monday he will sue to challenge President Donald Trump's policy setting up new obstacles for women seeking abortions, calling it...
Judge rules central Missouri clinic cannot resume abortions
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Planned Parenthood cannot resume abortions at a clinic in central Missouri after a federal judge ruled that state restrictions were not "undue" burdens on women seeking...
Victims of Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting can sue
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado appeals court has ruled that victims of the 2015 shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs can sue the nonprofit organization over what...
Gov. Evers pitches $28Mfor women’s health care issues
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers wants to restore funding for Planned Parenthood that his Republican predecessor cut as part of a nearly $28 million plan to expand access to women's...
Iowa governor opts not to appeal fetal heartbeat law ruling
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's governor said Monday she decided against appealing a judge's ruling last month that struck down Iowa's "fetal heartbeat" abortion law, which would have been the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the nation.
Gov. Kim Reynolds called it an extremely difficult decision but the right one for the state.
The Latest: Abortion rights advocates hail Alaska ruling
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on an Alaska abortion law struck down by the state's Supreme Court (all times local):
Abortion rights advocates are lauding an Alaska Supreme Court decision. That ruling found that a state law and regulation seeking to define what constitutes a medically necessary abortion for purposes of Medicaid funding was unconstitutional.
Alaska court strikes down ‘medically necessary’ abortion law
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday struck down as unconstitutional a state law and regulation seeking to define what constitutes medically necessary abortions for purposes of Medicaid funding.
The court, in a 4-1 decision, upheld a 2015 lower court ruling that had also barred the measures from being enforced.
Planned Parenthood sues Ohio over new abortion restriction
CINCINNATI (AP) — Planned Parenthood has sued Ohio over a law that bans dilation and evacuation abortions, one of the most common abortion methods.
Former Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sihk) signed the ban last year on the procedure known as D&E. It's commonly used in second-trimester abortions. Similar laws have been rejected by the courts.
FBI: Planned Parenthood clinic fire is possible hate crime
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia, Missouri, was intentionally set and is being investigated as a possible hate crime, the FBI said in a statement Tuesday.
The agency also said it is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for the fire early Sunday .
California judge will keep Planned Parenthood names sealed
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California judge ruled Monday that the names of 14 Planned Parenthood workers and others will remain sealed during the prosecution of two anti-abortion activists charged with secretly recording them.
San Francisco Superior Court Judge Christopher Hite made the ruling despite the publication of the names on an anti-abortion website over the weekend.
The Latest: Judge keeps Planned Parenthood names sealed
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on Undercover Planned Parenthood video case (all times local):
A judge says the names of 14 Planned Parenthood workers and others will remain sealed during the prosecution of two anti-abortion activists charged with secretly recording them.
The ruling came Monday in San Francisco despite the publication of the names on an anti-abortion website over the weekend.
Small fire under investigation at Planned Parenthood clinic
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say they're investigating a suspicious fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Missouri that is seeking to regain its ability to offer abortions.
Planned Parenthood of Illinois offering free birth control
CHICAGO (AP) — Planned Parenthood of Illinois says its clinics are providing free birth control for one year to eligible patients who can't afford it.
The Chicago Tribune reports the organization announced the Access Birth Control plan on Friday. It includes injectable birth control, oral contraceptives, condoms and other devices.