abortion http://kuow.org en Half Of Texas Abortion Clinics Close After Restrictions Enacted http://kuow.org/post/half-texas-abortion-clinics-close-after-restrictions-enacted In a little over a year, the number of clinics that provide abortions in Texas fell to 20 from 41, and watchdogs say that as few as six may be left by September.<p>Many clinics closed because of a requirement that doctors at those clinics obtain hospital admitting privileges within a certain radius of the clinic, and many doctors couldn't comply. The requirement took effect last November. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:01:00 +0000 editor 38505 at http://kuow.org Half Of Texas Abortion Clinics Close After Restrictions Enacted Abortion Seekers Still Protected At Northwest Clinics After Supreme Court Ruling http://kuow.org/post/abortion-seekers-still-protected-northwest-clinics-after-supreme-court-ruling <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/06/062614JR_AbortionClinic_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Abortion services providers say <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/12-1168_6k47.pdf">the Supreme Court’s ruling on 35-foot “buffer zones”</a> around Massachusetts clinics won’t have much effect in the Northwest.<p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:49:50 +0000 Jessica Robinson 37202 at http://kuow.org Abortion Seekers Still Protected At Northwest Clinics After Supreme Court Ruling Reaction To Ruling On Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones http://kuow.org/post/reaction-ruling-abortion-clinic-buffer-zones The Supreme Court has struck down a Massachusetts law that established a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics, saying it violates the free speech provision of the First Amendment.<p><strong>Judy Waxman</strong> of the non-profit National Women&#8217;s Law Center discusses her reaction to the ruling with <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Robin Young.<p><h4>Guest</h4> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://www.nwlc.org/profile/judy-waxman" target="_blank">Judy Waxman</a></strong>, vice president of health and reproductive rights at the National Women&#8217;s Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:17:14 +0000 editor 37140 at http://kuow.org Abortions Reportedly Drop To Lowest Rate Since 1970s http://kuow.org/post/abortions-reportedly-drop-lowest-rate-1970s Abortions in the U.S. resumed their downward trend between 2008 and 2011, according to a new study. But its authors say the recent surge of state laws intended to restrict the procedure is likely not the reason.<p>Both the abortion rate and the number of abortions (just under 1.1 million) fell 13 percent, <a href="http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/journals/psrh.46e0414.pdf">according to the Guttmacher Institute</a>, the reproductive health think tank that's been doing the <a href="http://www.wbur.org/npr/18195345">periodic survey</a> of abortion providers since the 1970s. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Julie Rovner 28090 at http://kuow.org Washington State Democrats: Health Plans Should Include Abortion Coverage http://kuow.org/post/washington-state-democrats-health-plans-should-include-abortion-coverage <p style="margin: 6pt 0in; line-height: 16.8pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size: 13pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">Marcie Sillman interviews Washington state Representative Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) about the <a href="http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=1044">Reproductive Parity Act</a>.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin: 6pt 0in; line-height: 16.8pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:29:02 +0000 Marcie Sillman & David Hyde 27072 at http://kuow.org Washington State Democrats: Health Plans Should Include Abortion Coverage Texas Court Rejects Portions Of Controversial Abortion Law, Which Side Won? http://kuow.org/post/texas-court-rejects-portions-controversial-abortion-law-which-side-won <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Dahlia Lithwick, writer for Slate, about the ruling in Texas that blocked part of the state’s restrictive abortion law. Tue, 29 Oct 2013 22:36:22 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Hannah Burn 22870 at http://kuow.org Texas Court Rejects Portions Of Controversial Abortion Law, Which Side Won? Abortions Not Covered By Group Health, But Not Charged Either http://kuow.org/post/abortions-not-covered-group-health-not-charged-either <p>Seattle’s nonprofit health care system, Group Health, has said they won’t be offering abortion coverage in the new health care exchange.</p><p>But they also said women will be able to get an abortion without paying more. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 18:43:52 +0000 Sara Lerner & hannah burn 19408 at http://kuow.org Abortions Not Covered By Group Health, But Not Charged Either 2013: Another Chance For The Reproductive Parity Act? http://kuow.org/post/2013-another-chance-reproductive-parity-act <p></p><p>The new state legislative session is well underway, and a few state senators are planning to reintroduce what’s known as the Reproductive Parity Act. The bill would require insurers who cover maternity care to also cover abortions.</p><p>Last year’s version of the bill died in the Senate due to Republican opposition. This year it's getting another chance, and it already has the support of Governor Jay Inslee, who mentioned it specifically in his inaugural address. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:06:12 +0000 Ross Reynolds 6797 at http://kuow.org