Abortion http://kplu.org en State AG: Hospitals With Maternity Care Must Offer Abortion Services http://kplu.org/post/state-ag-hospitals-maternity-care-must-offer-abortion-services <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">Washington's attorney general says public hospital districts that provide maternity care must also provide equivalent abortion services.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued an opinion Wednesday in response to an inquiry from a state lawmaker. The ACLU and other advocacy organizations have been concerned about hospital mergers involving religious health organizations, worried that more secular hospitals would end up following religious rules.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 22:35:34 +0000 The Associated Press 9715 at http://kplu.org Fate of abortion coverage bill uncertain in Olympia http://kplu.org/post/fate-abortion-coverage-bill-uncertain-olympia OLYMPIA, Wash. − A bill to require insurance companies to offer plans that cover maternity services and abortions passed the Washington House Friday. It is unclear, however, whether the legislation will make it through the Senate’s Republican-majority caucus. Majority Leader Rodney Tom has said he doesn’t want to vote on divisive social issues.<p>In the House debate, Rep. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 18:29:57 +0000 Alexandra Kocik 7849 at http://kplu.org Seattle group rallies for Idaho woman charged with illegal abortion http://kplu.org/post/seattle-group-rallies-idaho-woman-charged-illegal-abortion An Idaho woman challenging her state’s anti-abortion laws has not received much attention from groups on either side of the abortion debate. But for the first time, one group is holding a rally to support her. It’s in Seattle Wednesday .<p>Jennie Linn McCormack of Pocatello, Idaho was arrested last year after local police learned she had terminated a 20-week pregnancy at home.<p>McCormack lives hours from the closest abortion provider. So she got RU-486 off the Internet. Wed, 18 Jul 2012 00:34:36 +0000 5623 at http://kplu.org Seattle group rallies for Idaho woman charged with illegal abortion Idaho woman arrested for abortion is uneasy case for both sides http://kplu.org/post/idaho-woman-arrested-abortion-uneasy-case-both-sides POCATELLO, Idaho - An Idaho woman arrested for inducing her own abortion is taking her case to federal court. Jennie Linn McCormack was charged last year under an obscure Idaho law for ending her pregnancy with RU-486. She joins an increasing number of women who get the so-called abortion pill off the internet.<p>McCormack’s attorney says he’s willing to take the challenge all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Meanwhile, neither pro-choice nor pro-life groups are paying attention to the case.<p>McCormack is a small, quiet woman in her early-30s and a single mom of three. Tue, 10 Apr 2012 16:18:32 +0000 Jessica Robinson 4699 at http://kplu.org Idaho woman arrested for abortion is uneasy case for both sides Abortion insurance to be considered in Wash. Legislature http://kplu.org/post/abortion-insurance-be-considered-wash-legislature <p>In the session that begins next week in Olympia, the Washington Legislature will consider a bill that would require private insurance companies the cover maternity care to also pay for abortions.</p><div><p><a href="http://is.gd/kd1Jqa">The Seattle Times reports</a> abortion rights groups will announce details at a news conference Sunday in Seattle.</p><p> Fri, 06 Jan 2012 17:36:06 +0000 The Associated Press 3620 at http://kplu.org Idaho woman charged with illegal abortion challenges laws http://kplu.org/post/idaho-woman-charged-illegal-abortion-challenges-laws <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-984360.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-984360.mp3</a></p><p>An Idaho woman who was prosecuted on felony charges for ending a pregnancy is now challenging state anti-abortion laws in federal court. It&#39;s the first constitutional challenge to a so-called &quot;fetal pain&quot; law that several states passed recently.</p> Thu, 01 Sep 2011 00:50:28 +0000 Jessica Robinson 2503 at http://kplu.org McKenna supports parental consent for abortion http://kplu.org/post/mckenna-supports-parental-consent-abortion <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &ndash; Washington&#39;s first official candidate for governor in 2012 says he supports a parental consent requirement for abortion. Republican Rob McKenna weighed in on several hot button social issues in an interview Thursday.</p><p> Fri, 10 Jun 2011 17:10:44 +0000 Austin Jenkins 1834 at http://kplu.org