| Aug 22, 2013
| 12:18 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- An Arizona law barring Medicaid patients from obtaining routine care from medical providers who perform elective abortions violates federal requirements and may not be enforced, a federal appeals court decided unanimously Thursday.
| Aug 14, 2013
It's not a typo: The South Central L.A. Tea Party exists, and Jesse Lee Peterson takes a bow for founding it. He's also president and founder of the 23-year-old black bootstraps group Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, or BOND, and serves as...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 5:22 PM
Legal and political challenges are taking shape as abortion-rights supporters prepare to challenge the restrictive abortion bill that passed in the Texas Senate.
The bill, among the nation’s strictest, passed in a 19-11 vote just before midnight...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A federal judge has blocked new Wisconsin abortion restrictions that opponents contend would inconvenience poor women and force many abortion clinics to close.
U.S. District Judge William M. Conley issued a temporary restraining order against Act 37...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 4:36 PM
A federal judge has extended a preliminary injunction blocking part of a new Wisconsin law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.
The order, issued Friday by U.S. District Judge William Conley, stems from a...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:06 PM
With tea party Republicans threatening to shut down the government in an effort to roll back President Obama's healthcare law, several progressive groups are teaming up in a new effort to convince skeptical voters of the benefits of the new law....
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:02 PM
The fight to raise the cap on awards in medical malpractice cases was officially joined on Thursday with groups backed by litigators filing a ballot initiative that could be before voters next year, and a coalition of doctors and hospitals responding with...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 4:35 PM
DURHAM, N.C. -- To cries of "Shame! Shame! Shame!" from outraged women, the state Senate in North Carolina on Wednesday passed a bill that would impose new licensing requirements and other restrictions on abortion clinics.
Hundreds of protesters, most...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 8:34 PM
Wisconsin this week became the latest state to pass legislation restricting abortions, though opponents of the measure quickly filed suit.
The bill, signed Friday by Gov. Scott Walker, would require women to view an ultrasound of the fetus before an...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 12:05 PM
Demonstrators said they will gather Thursday outside a prominent Newport Beach hospital to protest its decision to halt elective abortions.
Hoag Hospital’s decision was announced after it partnered with a Catholic healthcare provider, though...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 3:04 PM
When Hoag Hospital announced this spring it would no longer provide elective abortions, officials at the esteemed Orange County medical center said the decision was made because of low demand.
But records and interviews show the decision was closely...