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Abortion bans may add to uncertainty over embryo donation

As embryo donation has become more common with advancements in infertility treatments, many state laws have not kept up - there is no federal statute governing the practice - and a rush of new abortion restrictions could further complicate the matter. ... Read more»

Biden moves to overturn Trump birth control rules

The Biden administration Wednesday formally proposed the repeal of Trump-era regulations barring abortion referrals and making other changes intended to evict Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers from the federal family planning program, Title X.... Read more»

County family planning, STD clinics extending hours

Two Pima County Health Department programs will extend their operating hours and update their services beginning in March.... Read more»

Brewer signs bill banning funds for Planned Parenthood

Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill late Friday that would ban Planned Parenthood from receiving any state money.... Read more»1

Judge: Texas must keep Planned Parenthood under Medicaid

A district judge in Austin has ordered Texas to temporarily stop its enforcement of a rule that would have removed 49 Planned Parenthood clinics from the state’s Medicaid Women’s Health Program starting May 1.... Read more»

International Women's Day

Let's protect women's progress at home

International Women’s Day is a good time to hit the pause button on the contraception debate and consider what our country would look like if antichoice zealots had their way.... Read more»

Perry 'hates' cancer, but budget cuts slash HPV tests

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and lawmakers curtailed funding for Planned Parenthood earlier this year by cutting the state's family planning budget by nearly 66 percent. In Texas, these state-funded family planning services have included birth control, STD testing, breast cancer exams, and pap smears that screen for HPV, the virus that can lead to cervical cancer — but not abortions.... Read more»

Planned Parenthood struggles after Texas budget cuts

In 2010, Hidalgo County's network of eight Planned Parenthood clinics provided family-planning services to 23,000 patients, many of whom are uninsured and cannot afford to pay. Recent budget cuts and narrowing of staff have left many without services.... Read more»1

Maternal death stalks Malawi’s rural poor

Malawi has one of the highest maternal death rates in the world, even though it has made great strides in the last decade. There’s a one-in-36 chance of dying during childbirth or in the late stages of pregnancy.... Read more»