- Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika Updated: Feb-08-16 10:40 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that spread it here and abroad, but says "there shouldn't be a panic on this."
- Kansas court funding protected; abortion, safety discussed Updated: Feb-08-16 8:48 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Gov. Sam Brownback signed legislation Monday to keep Kansas' courts open, while abortion rights advocates rallied at the Statehouse and Democratic legislators endorsed public safety proposals.
- Pro-abortion advocates hold reproductive health care rally Updated: Feb-08-16 4:13 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Abortion rights organizations, students and Kansas House members are rallying against legislation banning access to reproductive health care.
- Bloomington hospital upgrading neonatal intensive care unit Updated: Feb-08-16 1:35 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital is upgrading its special-care nursery in an effort to help smaller premature babies.
- Parker to play with France despite wife's pregnancy Updated: Feb-08-16 11:02 am
PARIS - San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker says he has reached an understanding with his pregnant wife that will allow him to take part in France's Olympic qualifying tournament this summer.
- UK's Cameron: Review how prisons treat pregnant women Updated: Feb-07-16 10:30 am
LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron is calling for an urgent review of how pregnant women are handled by prisons in light of figures showing 100 babies spent time in prison last year.
- Colombia: 3,177 pregnant women with Zika; no microcephaly Updated: Feb-06-16 5:13 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said Saturday that there's no evidence Zika has caused any cases of the birth defect known as microcephaly in his country, though it has diagnosed 3,177 pregnant women with the virus.
- The Latest: Puerto Rico declares Zika emergency Updated: Feb-05-16 3:03 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - The Latest on efforts to battle the Zika virus (all times local):
- CDC: Men who were in Zika areas should use condoms Updated: Feb-05-16 2:54 pm
NEW YORK - U.S. health officials issued guidelines Friday to prevent the sexual transmission of the Zika virus, telling men who have been to outbreak areas to use condoms during sex with pregnant women.
- House OKs bill seeking accommodations for pregnant workers Updated: Feb-04-16 3:28 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Pregnant workers would be guaranteed accommodations for bathroom, food and water breaks under a measure passed by the House.
- NY offers Zika tests to pregnant women travelers Updated: Feb-04-16 3:28 pm
ALBANY, New York - Pregnant women in New York who have recently traveled to countries impacted by the Zika virus can now get free tests for the infection, the state announced Thursday.
- Zika spotlights rare birth defect with a variety of causes Updated: Feb-04-16 2:39 pm
WASHINGTON - The Zika virus is putting a spotlight on a potentially devastating birth defect that until now has gotten little public attention.
- Missouri Republican proposes birth control from pharmacists Updated: Feb-03-16 8:53 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A Republican lawmaker wants to make it easier for Missouri women to get birth control.
- Joy and sorrow: A lifetime in 89 minutes Updated: Feb-03-16 6:49 pm
UNIONTOWN, Pennsylvania - Eighty-nine minutes doesn't seem like a long amount of time, but it was a lifetime for Daniel John Dice and his parents.
- Study: Texas birth control fell after Planned Parenthood cut Updated: Feb-03-16 6:18 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A study found that Texas saw a drop in women obtaining long-acting birth control after Republican leaders booted Planned Parenthood from a state women's health program in 2013, which researchers said may explain an increase in births among poor families.
- The Latest: Jury hears opening in suit over cystic fibrosis Updated: Feb-03-16 4:04 pm
BOZEMAN, Montana - The latest on a Montana mother who is suing her health care providers claiming they failed to diagnose her unborn daughter's cystic fibrosis, denying her a chance to have an abortion (all times local):
- Missouri lawmakers debate restricting abortion methods Updated: Feb-02-16 8:38 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers are debating whether to ban a common second-trimester abortion method.
- Kentucky governor signs abortion bill as soon as it arrives Updated: Feb-02-16 8:20 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - It was quick, albeit unorthodox, when Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed an abortion-related bill into law Tuesday after a delegation of lawmakers presented it to him in his Capitol office.
- Kentucky lawmakers finish work on informed consent bill Updated: Feb-01-16 8:17 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Ending years of stalemate on the abortion issue, Kentucky lawmakers on Monday gave final passage to legislation allowing real-time video consultations between doctors and women as an option to fulfill "informed consent" requirements before an abortion.
- Washington bill seeks to ban sex-selective abortions Updated: Feb-01-16 4:57 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Washington state is among a handful of states this year where lawmakers are seeking to ban abortions sought because of the gender of a fetus, something abortion rights groups say is a veiled effort to expand restrictions to abortion in the state.
- Baby born prematurely after crash released from hospital Updated: Feb-01-16 1:13 pm
EVANSVILLE, Indiana - A spokesman for an Evansville hospital says an infant born prematurely after a woman was fatally injured when an overloaded van overturned on a southwestern Indiana highway in September has been released in good condition.
- Study tries to give C-section babies mom's germs they missed Updated: Feb-01-16 12:03 pm
WASHINGTON - Sharing bacteria in the operating room normally is a no-no but in a novel experiment, researchers are giving babies born by C-section a dose of presumably protective germs from mom's birth canal.
- For Brazil's rich and poor, disparate response to Zika Updated: Feb-01-16 8:09 am
RIO DE JANEIRO - Two Brazilian women, two pregnancies, one nightmare. But two very different stories.
- In face of Zika virus, women ponder abortion, childlessness Updated: Jan-28-16 7:18 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Maria Erlinda Guzman desperately wants a baby, and has been undergoing fertility treatments at El Salvador's largest women's hospital. But now, she fears her dream of motherhood may be dashed by Zika.
- More airlines offer Zika refunds to pregnant women Updated: Jan-28-16 5:35 pm
DALLAS - More U.S. airlines and cruise operators are offering refunds or letting pregnant women change itineraries if they booked a trip to places dealing with an outbreak of Zika virus.