- State grants variance request for Cincinnati abortion clinic Updated: May-27-16 11:12 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A Cincinnati abortion clinic can legally continue operating despite not having a required transfer agreement with a nearby hospital for emergencies, under a decision from the state's health director on Friday.
- Oklahoma fails to make doctor-performed abortions a felony Updated: May-27-16 3:59 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Doctors who perform abortions in Oklahoma won't be guilty of a felony after the state Senate adjourned for the year without trying to override Republican Gov. Mary Fallin's veto of a bill to make it a felony crime.
- CDC urges speed on Zika as House moves to negotiate funding Updated: May-26-16 4:14 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. must act more quickly to protect pregnant women from birth defect-causing Zika, a top health official said Thursday even as the House left town for its Memorial Day recess with no visible progress toward a congressional compromise on emergency funding to battle the virus.
- Correction: 20-Week Abortion Ban-Georgia story Updated: May-26-16 11:56 am
ATLANTA - In a story May 25 about a Georgia abortion law, The Associated Press reported erroneously which judge entered an order that blocked the law from taking effect. It was entered by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Doris Downs, not Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kimberly M. Esmond Adams, who later took over the case.
- Christie Rampone says she's not healthy enough to train Updated: May-25-16 7:22 pm
CHICAGO - Veteran defender Christie Rampone says she's not healthy enough to be part of the U.S. national team's training camp for a pair of matches early next month against Japan.
- Planned Parenthood will seek abortion license for new clinic Updated: May-25-16 6:06 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana legislation aimed at discouraging Planned Parenthood from offering abortions at its New Orleans clinic won't stop it from seeking a license to provide the procedure, the organization's national leader said Wednesday.
- Researchers slowly homing in on risk of Zika birth defect Updated: May-25-16 5:15 pm
NEW YORK - As the international epidemic of Zika virus disease has unfolded and led to devastating birth defects for at least 1,300 children in eight countries, an agonizing question has persisted: What is the chance that an infected pregnant woman will have a baby with these defects?
- South Carolina Governor signs 20-week abortion ban Updated: May-25-16 5:03 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Republican Gov. Nikki Haley signed legislation Wednesday that immediately outlaws most abortions in South Carolina at 20 weeks beyond fertilization.
- AGs: Pelvic mesh implants caused dire complications Updated: May-25-16 4:39 am
SEATTLE - Dawna Hankins was scheduled to have a partial hysterectomy in 2008 when her doctor suggested implanting a vaginal mesh device at the same time to deal with minor incontinence.
- NY bill would broaden contraception insurance coverage Updated: May-24-16 4:53 pm
ALBANY, New York - Advocates, lawmakers, and physicians are calling for the passage of a bill that would provide insurance coverage for all FDA approved contraceptive drugs and products in New York.
- State officials to distribute Zika prevention kits Updated: May-24-16 10:20 am
DOVER, Delaware - Delaware state officials will begin distributing Zika prevention kits to pregnant women.
- Editorial Roundup: Recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers Updated: May-24-16 9:16 am
Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers:
- The Latest: Court questions attorney in feticide case appeal Updated: May-23-16 6:58 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The Latest on an Indiana woman's appeal of a feticide conviction in the death of her premature infant (all times local):
- Law mandates coverage for vasectomies, other birth control Updated: May-23-16 5:47 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont is poised to become the first state to require public and private health insurance to cover vasectomies without copays and deductibles under a bill Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin signed into law Monday.
- Judge blocks Ohio from stripping Planned Parenthood funding Updated: May-23-16 4:37 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio must continue to provide certain funding to Planned Parenthood while a state law aimed at keeping public money from going to the organization is being challenged, a federal judge ruled Monday.
- Indiana court to hear woman's appeal of feticide conviction Updated: May-21-16 10:33 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Attorneys for an Indiana woman found guilty of killing the premature infant she delivered after ingesting abortion-inducing drugs will soon ask an appeals court to throw out the convictions that led to her 20-year prison sentence.
- Michigan bill requires equal health coverage of cancer drugs Updated: May-21-16 10:15 am
LANSING, Michigan - Cancer patients and survivors are lobbying lawmakers to make Michigan the latest in a long line of states to require equal insurance coverage of chemotherapy regardless of whether the drugs are given by needle or taken orally.
- Pregnant mom with rare, aggressive cancer: 'I don't give up' Updated: May-21-16 3:02 am
LYNNWOOD, Washington - Apryl and Peter Roberts' second daughter is sure to be a spirited little fighter. By the time she is born near the end of May, her mother will have climbed Seattle's Columbia Center, weathered life-shattering news, and endured several rounds of chemotherapy - all while pregnant.
- Pregnant women in US with Zika spikes on new counting method Updated: May-20-16 1:15 pm
NEW YORK - The number of pregnant women in the United States infected with Zika virus is suddenly tripling, due to a change in how the government is reporting cases.
- Wisconsin sisters to appeal dismissal of ovary failure cases Updated: May-19-16 1:28 pm
MOUNT HOREB, Wisconsin - The attorney for two Wisconsin sisters says they plan to appeal the dismissal of their claims that a cervical cancer vaccine caused their ovaries to fail.
- Plan calls for improving oral health in Michigan by 2020 Updated: May-18-16 11:15 pm
LANSING, Michigan - State officials and others are backing a plan to boost the number of dentists in Michigan and encourage their collaboration with other health care providers to give residents better access to dental care.
- NASCAR champion Johnson gets animated for Nickelodeon Updated: May-18-16 3:35 pm
From cars to cartoons, Jimmie Johnson's next dash at the track comes in animated form.
- Ducey OKs abortion law repeals and bill targeting providers Updated: May-17-16 8:33 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Tuesday that repeals a pair of laws targeting abortion that state attorneys said appeared to be indefensible in court but signed another bill that opponents say is designed to make it easier to cut off abortion providers from Medicaid funding.
- Minnesota man charged with murder in death of pregnant wife Updated: May-17-16 5:30 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - An Eden Prairie man is charged with first-degree premeditated murder in the stabbing death of his pregnant wife and their prematurely born child.
- Mom who poisoned, then drowned 2 kids gets 8 years in prison Updated: May-17-16 4:48 pm
NEW YORK - A former teacher who laced her two young children's grape juice with windshield wiper fluid, then drowned them in a bathtub promised on Tuesday to raise awareness of postpartum depression before a judge sentenced her to eight years in prison.