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Planned Parenthood: We Built a Huge Clinic in Secret

Facility in Illinois will be open later this month, not far from last abortion clinic in Missouri

(Newser) - One of the largest abortion clinics in the US has been under hush-hush construction for more than a year, but Planned Parenthood is now revealing details. In August, CBS News got one of the first glimpses of the 18,000-square-foot "mega-clinic" in southern Illinois, built about 15 miles from... More »

Planned Parenthood Weighs Options After Funding Loss

Organization quit federal program over rule

(Newser) - Planned Parenthood clinics are charging new fees, tapping financial reserves, intensifying fundraising and warning of more unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases after its decision to quit a $260 million federal family planning program in an abortion dispute with the Trump administration. The fallout is especially intense in Utah, where... More »

Planned Parenthood Drops Out of US Program

Organization objects to abortion prohibition, will forfeit aid

(Newser) - Planned Parenthood says it's pulling out of the federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting participants from referring patients for abortions. Planned Parenthood's acting president and CEO says the organization's nationwide network of health centers will remain open and strive... More »

Judge Blocks 3 New Arkansas Abortion Laws

Temporary measure grants 14-day temporary restraining order

(Newser) - A federal judge blocked three new abortion restrictions from taking effect Wednesday in Arkansas, including a measure that opponents say would likely force the state's only surgical abortion clinic to close. US District Judge Kristine Baker granted a 14-day temporary restraining order shortly before midnight Tuesday, the AP reports.... More »

Planned Parenthood President Booted as New Trump Ban Takes Effect

Organization announces it will defy Trump administration ban on abortion referrals

(Newser) - The president of Planned Parenthood, Dr. Leana Wen, was ousted Tuesday after just eight months on the job as the organization faced unprecedented challenges related to its role as the leading abortion provider in the US. Wen, in a Twitter post, said she learned that Planned Parenthood's board "... More »

For Missouri's Only Abortion Clinic, a 'Last-Minute Reprieve'

St. Louis Planned Parenthood can keep offering abortions at least until Aug. 1 license hearing

(Newser) - 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 that there's a "likelihood" that the clinic will succeed in the dispute. Administrative Hearing Commissioner Sreenivasa Rao... More »

State's Last Abortion Clinic: Mandated Exam Is 'Assault'

Planned Parenthood of St. Louis won't comply with Missouri's pelvic exam rule

(Newser) - Friday is the judge-mandated deadline for Missouri's Department of Health and Senior Services to decide whether to renew the abortion license of the sole remaining abortion clinic in the state. Just two days before the deadline, a defiant move by Planned Parenthood of St. Louis: It will no longer... More »

Planned Parenthood in St. Louis Stays Open During Court Fight

Judge's order protects clinic while license battle continues

(Newser) - A judge in St. Louis has issued another order allowing Missouri's only clinic that provides abortion services to continue operating, the AP reports. Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer on Monday granted Planned Parenthood's request for a preliminary injunction, which extends his temporary restraining order prohibiting Missouri from allowing the... More »

For 1st Time Since Roe v. Wade, One State Will Likely Not Offer Abortions

Missouri is likely to lose its last abortion clinic

(Newser) - By the end of this week, it will likely be impossible to get a legal abortion in Missouri. The state's last remaining abortion clinic warned that its license to provide abortions expires Friday, and Planned Parenthood says the state is "refusing to renew" it. If indeed Missouri's... More »

2 Big Names Just Filed Suit Over 'Extreme' Abortion Law

Planned Parenthood, ACLU are behind complaint on Alabama's near-total ban

(Newser) - As states across the country have started passing more restrictive abortion laws , one has now been hit with a federal lawsuit, with two big names behind it. NBC News reports Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint Friday over Alabama's so-called "heartbeat" law , which... More »

Kavanaugh Joins More Liberal Judges in High-Profile Decision

Supreme Court opts not to hear case involving Planned Parenthood

(Newser) - Planned Parenthood got some good news from the Supreme Court on Monday, as new Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the court's more liberal judges—as did Chief Justice John Roberts—in deciding not to hear a case involving the group. The upshot is that state court rulings will remain in... More »

Abortion Rights Groups Win Reprieve in Iowa

Judge agrees to temporarily block most restrictive abortion law in US, set to go into effect July 1

(Newser) - A judge agreed Friday to temporarily block the most restrictive abortion law in the country from taking effect in Iowa next month under an agreement between lawyers for the state and abortion rights groups. Attorneys for the state and Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds said during a court hearing that they... More »

Report: HHS to 'Disentangle Taxpayers' From Abortions

Mandate would ban federally funded clinics from referrals, sharing space with abortion providers

(Newser) - An announcement expected Friday out of Health and Human Services has abortion rights advocates and doctors' groups steeled for a new battle on the family planning front. Per the AP and New York Times , White House officials and other sources say a Reagan-era ban is about to be rebooted: one... More »

Planned Parenthood CEO: I Shut Down Kushner's Abortion Idea

Cecile Richards writes he suggested a trade: money for no more abortions

(Newser) - Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards' new memoir dropped Tuesday, and one passage in it is getting some attention. People reports that Richards writes of being encouraged by a "friendly acquaintance in the fashion industry" to reach out to Ivanka Trump in the wake of Hillary Clinton's loss, amid... More »

How Mila Kunis' Pence Prank Sparked Calls to #BoycottBeam

The actress donates to Planned Parenthood in the vice president's name

(Newser) - While promoting her new movie, A Bad Moms Christmas, on Conan Thursday night, actress Mila Kunis waded deep into the culture wars, and now it looks like she may have taken a beloved brand of bourbon with her. During her interview, Kunis admitted to Conan O'Brien that she's... More »

Twitter Bars Candidate's Ad Over 'Baby Body Parts' Line

Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee is running to replace Bob Corker in the Senate

(Newser) - Conservative congresswoman Marsha Blackburn is running for the Senate, and her entry into the Tennessee race has gotten more attention than anticipated thanks to a decision by Twitter. The company blocked a video ad in which Blackburn declares, "I fought Planned Parenthood and we stopped the sale of baby... More »

Court Decision Could Pave Way for 'Showdown' Over Planned Parenthood

Court says Arkansas can block funding for the organization

(Newser) - A federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, the AP reports. In a 2-1 ruling, an 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals panel vacated preliminary injunctions a federal judge issued preventing the state from suspending any Medicaid payments for services rendered to... More »

Trump Signs Law to Let States Defund Planned Parenthood

He rolls back Obama's funding protection

(Newser) - President Trump has signed into law a bill so controversial that Mike Pence had to cast a tie-breaking vote in the Senate when two Republicans refused to support it: the rollback of President Obama's protection for Planned Parenthood funding . The bill allows states to withhold Title X federal family-planning... More »

Ivanka Had Secret Meeting With Planned Parenthood

Her relationship with Cecile Richards has since soured: Politico

(Newser) - Not long before explaining that "lack of public denouncement" does not equal silence , Ivanka Trump secretly met with the head of Planned Parenthood, reports Politico . After indicating she wanted to know more about the organization, Trump sat down with Cecile Richards in the weeks following her father's inauguration,... More »

Pence Breaks Tie in Vote Targeting Planned Parenthood

Senate advances measure allowing states to block federal funding

(Newser) - The Senate on Thursday advanced legislation that would allow states to block federal funding to Planned Parenthood, after calling in Vice President Pence to break a tie, Politico reports. First, Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson was called in to the procedural vote, despite the fact that he's recovering from back... More »

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