Abortion http://nwpr.org en Abortion Seekers Still Protected At NW Clinics After Supreme Court Ruling http://nwpr.org/post/abortion-seekers-still-protected-nw-clinics-after-supreme-court-ruling <p>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. Neither Washington, Oregon nor Idaho has the kind of law that the high court deemed unconstitutional. Clinics here rely on other measures aimed at protesters.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:57:57 +0000 Jessica Robinson 48144 at http://nwpr.org Abortion Seekers Still Protected At NW Clinics After Supreme Court Ruling Playwright Pearl Cleage Opens Up http://nwpr.org/post/playwright-pearl-cleage-opens Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>OK, so I have a personal question for you - do you keep a journal - or did you - from your wild and crazy 20s? If you did, would you let anybody read it? If your answer is, over my dead body, then you are not Pearl Cleage. The best-selling author playwright and activist recently decided to publish 18 years' worth of entries that cover everything from movies she loved to marriage and other relationships, to getting high with friends, meeting celebrities like Coretta Scott King and Richard Pryor and perhaps most important - finding her voice as a writer. Thu, 01 May 2014 16:45:00 +0000 editor 45250 at http://nwpr.org Even With Enough Votes To Pass, Abortion Coverage Mandate May Fail http://nwpr.org/post/even-enough-votes-pass-abortion-coverage-mandate-may-fail <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/04/040113AJ_Keiser-Becker_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Abortion-rights supporters say they have enough votes to pass a controversial insurance mandate measure in the Washington state Senate. But it appears unlikely to clear a Republican-led health care committee before a Wednesday deadline.<p>Things got testy Monday at a public hearing on the measure. Mon, 01 Apr 2013 23:59:57 +0000 Austin Jenkins 25205 at http://nwpr.org Judge: Idaho’s ‘Fetal Pain Law’ Unconstitutional http://nwpr.org/post/judge-idaho-s-fetal-pain-law-unconstitutional A federal judge has declared Idaho’s so-called “Fetal Pain Law” unconstitutional. Idaho is one of eight states with a law banning abortions after 20 weeks. As Jessica Robinson reports, the case stems from a woman’s arrest under a separate statute for having an abortion.&#160;&#160;<p>Judge B. Lynn Winmill says the 20-week limit on abortions is unconstitutional because it doesn’t seek to inform the pregnant woman, nor improve her health, as the Supreme Court has allowed. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 14:25:54 +0000 Jessica Robinson 23893 at http://nwpr.org Judge: Idaho’s ‘Fetal Pain Law’ Unconstitutional Fate Of Abortion Coverage Bill Uncertain In Washington Senate http://nwpr.org/post/fate-abortion-coverage-bill-uncertain-washington-senate 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. Sat, 23 Feb 2013 00:26:56 +0000 Alexandra Kocik 23216 at http://nwpr.org Parental Notification Debated In Olympia http://nwpr.org/post/parental-notification-debated-olympia-0 <p></p><p>The debate over abortion once again filled a hearing room in Olympia Wednesday. Washington senators heard testimony for and against a bill that would require 48-hour notice to a parent or guardian before a girl under 18 receives an abortion. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 02:06:44 +0000 Alexandra Kocik 22352 at http://nwpr.org Debate Over Abortion Coverage Bill Fills Every Seat http://nwpr.org/post/debate-over-abortion-coverage-bill-fills-every-seat <p></p><p>The prospect of a tense debate over abortion rights filled every seat of a hearing room in Olympia Thursday. Activists on both sides were there to debate a bill to require insurance companies that cover maternity services to also pay for abortions. Fri, 01 Feb 2013 01:04:12 +0000 Alexandra Kocik 22048 at http://nwpr.org Debate Over Abortion Coverage Bill Fills Every Seat Washington Lawmakers Consider Bills From Opposite Sides Of Abortion Debate http://nwpr.org/post/washington-lawmakers-consider-bills-opposite-sides-abortion-debate OLYMPIA, Wash. – Public hearings are scheduled in Olympia for two bills that come from opposite ends of the abortion debate. Thursday, lawmakers will take public comment on a bill known as the Reproductive Parity Act. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 01:37:13 +0000 Alexandra Kocik 21988 at http://nwpr.org Anti-Abortion Marchers Support Parental Notification Bill http://nwpr.org/post/anti-abortion-marchers-support-parental-notification-bill <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/01/012213AK_March_cc.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. – Thousands of anti-abortion protestors gathered at the state capital in Olympia Tuesday. They marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.&#160;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many carried red roses and handmade signs. </span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The rally comes as a committee in the Washington Senate says it will consider a parental notification bill. Republican Sen. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 00:12:53 +0000 21581 at http://nwpr.org Anti-Abortion Marchers Support Parental Notification Bill Seattle Group Rallies For Idaho Woman Charged With Illegal Abortion http://nwpr.org/post/seattle-group-rallies-idaho-woman-charged-illegal-abortion <p>An Idaho woman challenging her state&rsquo;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&rsquo;s in Seattle Wednesday. Wed, 18 Jul 2012 00:06:18 +0000 Jessica Robinson 11785 at http://nwpr.org Seattle Group Rallies For Idaho Woman Charged With Illegal Abortion