reproductive health

Politics
11:28 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Kentucky Senate Committee Passes Bill Requiring Mandatory Ultrasound for Abortions

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A Kentucky Senate committee has passed a bill that would require women seeking abortions to undergo a mandatory ultrasound procedure.

Senate Bill 8 is the latest anti-abortion measure to clear the panel.

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.

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Politics
2:04 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

PAC Forms With Goal to Eliminate Reproductive Rights as Campaign Issue

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The key issue for a new Louisville-based political action committee is candidates' use of reproductive rights as a campaign issue.

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.

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Local News
12:30 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Official: Indiana Abortion Law Violates Medicaid Rules

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.

But the standoff with the state over the 2011 statute is far from over.

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.

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