Planned Parenthood http://wfpl.org en Planned Parenthood of Kentucky, Indiana to Merge http://wfpl.org/post/planned-parenthood-kentucky-indiana-merge <p>The Planned&nbsp;Parenthood affiliates in Kentucky and Indiana are merging starting next month.</p><p>The new nonprofit announced Monday will be known as Planned&nbsp;Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky and will serve patients at 28 health centers across the two states. Planned&nbsp;Parenthood officials say the merger, effective July 1, will strengthen services in both states and ensure reproductive health remains accessible and affordable.</p><p>All 28 centers will offer preventative health care services, such as pap test, breast exams, birth control and pregnancy tests.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 15:26:45 +0000 Associated Press 5714 at http://wfpl.org Planned Parenthood of Kentucky, Indiana to Merge Court Challenge to Indiana Abortion Pill Law 'Very Likely' http://wfpl.org/post/court-challenge-indiana-abortion-pill-law-very-likely <p></p><p>Planned Parenthood officials say they anticipate a court challenge to a bill signed into law by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence today that tightens the state's regulations on distribution of the abortion pill.</p><p>The bill &nbsp;cleared the Republican-controlled legislature last month. The new law will also require clinics that provide only drug-induced abortions to meet the same standards as clinics that perform surgical abortions.</p><p>Pence says the new law will ensure that the abortion pill is given under proper medical care.</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 18:35:38 +0000 Associated Press 5219 at http://wfpl.org Court Challenge to Indiana Abortion Pill Law 'Very Likely' Indiana House Panel Approves Amended Abortion Bill http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-house-panel-approves-amended-abortion-bill <p></p><p>Indiana lawmakers are dropping a proposal that would require clinics offering the abortion pill perform ultrasounds on women seeking the drug.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A House committee removed that provision Wednesday from a broader Senate bill that would force clinics that provide only drug-induced abortions to meet the same facility requirements as clinics that perform surgical abortions.</span></p><p>The committee voted 8-5 to advance the bill to the full House.</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 20:45:18 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 4707 at http://wfpl.org Indiana House Panel Approves Amended Abortion Bill Planned Parenthood TV Ad Targets Mitch McConnell Over Birth Control http://wfpl.org/post/planned-parenthood-tv-ad-targets-mitch-mcconnell-over-birth-control <p>Planned Parenthood released a television attack ad against Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday over his support of a <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/17/health/policy/obama-administration-says-birth-control-mandate-applies-to-religious-groups-that-insure-themselves.html?_r=0">lawsuit against a birth-control policy</a> in President Obama's health care law.</p><p>Watch:</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/PgDBMdD-OCo" frameborder="0" height="360" width="540"></iframe> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:11:24 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 4146 at http://wfpl.org Appeals Court: Indiana Can't Cut Planned Parenthood Funding Over Abortion http://wfpl.org/post/appeals-court-indiana-cant-cut-planned-parenthood-funding-over-abortion <p>INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that Indiana can't cut off funding for Planned Parenthood just because the organization provides abortions.</p><div> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 16:44:46 +0000 Associated Press 2122 at http://wfpl.org Appeals Court: Indiana Can't Cut Planned Parenthood Funding Over Abortion