reproductive health http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Senate Committee Passes Bill Requiring Mandatory Ultrasound for Abortions http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-senate-committee-passes-bill-requiring-mandatory-ultrasound-abortions <p>A Kentucky Senate committee has passed a bill that would require women seeking abortions to undergo a mandatory ultrasound procedure.</p><p>Senate Bill 8 is the latest anti-abortion measure to clear the panel.</p><p>Lawmakers heard testimony from Derrick Selznick, who is director of the ACLU of Kentucky’s Reproductive Freedom Project. Selznick opposes the bill on the grounds that it’s demeaning to women.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:28:54 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8429 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Senate Committee Passes Bill Requiring Mandatory Ultrasound for Abortions PAC Forms With Goal to Eliminate Reproductive Rights as Campaign Issue http://wfpl.org/post/pac-forms-goal-eliminate-reproductive-rights-campaign-issue <p></p><p>The key issue for a new Louisville-based political action committee is candidates' use of reproductive rights as a campaign issue.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Reproductive Rights for Kentucky PAC was born from the recent controversy when University of Louisville Hospital attempted to merge with Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives. Critics of the merger raised concerns about CHI's adherence to Catholic religious directives—that certain reproductive health practices, such as tubal litigations, wouldn't be permitted at University Hospital.</span></p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 18:04:16 +0000 Kenny Colston 4717 at http://wfpl.org PAC Forms With Goal to Eliminate Reproductive Rights as Campaign Issue Official: Indiana Abortion Law Violates Medicaid Rules http://wfpl.org/post/official-indiana-abortion-law-violates-medicaid-rules <p>Planned Parenthood of Indiana has won an administrative victory in its opposition to a state law that seeks to block Medicaid funding for the reproductive services organization.</p><p>But the standoff with the state over the 2011 statute is far from over.</p><p>A federal hearing officer has upheld an earlier ruling by Medicaid officials that the state law denies women the freedom to choose their health care providers.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 16:30:46 +0000 Rick Howlett 966 at http://wfpl.org Official: Indiana Abortion Law Violates Medicaid Rules