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Partisan sparring marks Day 1 of Kavanaugh hearings

Partisan sparring marks Day 1 of Kavanaugh hearings

By Susannah Luthi  |  September 04, 2018

With motions to adjourn and postpone the hearings, Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats tried to stall proceedings for the contentious confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

5 Kavanaugh rulings that will loom large this week

5 Kavanaugh rulings that will loom large this week

By Susannah Luthi  |  September 01, 2018

President Donald Trump's second SCOTUS pick Brett Kavanaugh begins his confirmation hearings September 4. While abortion and Roe v. Wade are in the spotlight, his positions on other key healthcare issues will come into play, including Obamacare.

Judge: It's likely Planned Parenthood could get Title X grants

Judge: It's likely Planned Parenthood could get Title X grants

By Virgil Dickson  |  July 24, 2018

A federal district judge said it's possible the Trump administration's new criteria for Title X family planning funding may not bar grants to Planned Parenthood, signaling he may reject the group's second request to halt the formula changes.

New Catholic directives could complicate mergers and partnerships

New Catholic directives could complicate mergers and partnerships

By Harris Meyer  |  July 19, 2018

Catholic officials, ethicists and observers said the rules approved by U.S. bishops last month could toughen church scrutiny of merger or partnership agreements, notably the pending huge merger of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health.

Editorial: Caring about children's health after they're born

Editorial: Caring about children's health after they're born

By Merrill Goozner  |  July 14, 2018

As we hunker down for months of culture wars over abortion, here's a question worth pondering: Wouldn't it be nice if the governing party in Washington cared as much about the well-being of children and their mothers during and after birth as they do about fetuses?

Tennessee seeks Medicaid carve-out for abortion providers

Tennessee seeks Medicaid carve-out for abortion providers

By Virgil Dickson  |  June 14, 2018

Tennessee drafted a Medicaid waiver to exclude providers that perform abortions from its networks. The move comes just weeks after the Trump administration proposed to block such providers from receiving Title X funds.

Idaho to require personal details of women getting abortions

Idaho to require personal details of women getting abortions

By Associated Press  |  March 26, 2018

Idaho will require abortion providers to report how many times their patients have terminated a pregnancy in the past and other personal information under the latest anti-abortion law approved in the conservative state.

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