abortion

Buffer Zones
7:49 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Abortion Seekers Still Protected At Northwest Clinics After Supreme Court Ruling

File photo of the west face of the United States Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 5:38 pm

Abortion services providers say the Supreme Court’s ruling on 35-foot “buffer zones” around Massachusetts clinics won’t have much effect in the Northwest.

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Supreme Court
11:17 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Reaction To Ruling On Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 10:13 am

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.

Judy Waxman of the non-profit National Women’s Law Center discusses her reaction to the ruling with Here & Now’s Robin Young.

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Health
12:15 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Abortions Reportedly Drop To Lowest Rate Since 1970s

Originally published on Mon February 3, 2014 8:39 am

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.

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Health
4:29 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Washington State Democrats: Health Plans Should Include Abortion Coverage

Rep. Laurie Jinkins
Washington State Legislature

Marcie Sillman interviews Washington state Representative Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) about the Reproductive Parity Act

Abortion Law
3:36 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Texas Court Rejects Portions Of Controversial Abortion Law, Which Side Won?

Earlier this year, people protesting restrictive abortion laws in Texas staged a sit-in at the state capitol. The bill passed, but key portions were blocked by a recent court ruling.
Flickr Photo/Lauren Gerson

Marcie Sillman talks with Dahlia Lithwick, writer for Slate, about the ruling in Texas that blocked part of the state’s restrictive abortion law.

Health Exchange
11:43 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Abortions Not Covered By Group Health, But Not Charged Either

Mike Kreidler, Washington state insurance commissioner.
Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kriedler.

Seattle’s nonprofit health care system, Group Health, has said they won’t be offering abortion coverage in the new health care exchange.

But they also said women will be able to get an abortion without paying more.

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Health Insurance
11:06 am
Fri January 18, 2013

2013: Another Chance For The Reproductive Parity Act?

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.

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.

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