Women's Health

    • Judge Finds Texas Can End Planned Parenthood Funding Before Final Ruling

      A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Texas can cut off funding to Planned Parenthood before a ruling is made on the legality of the Texas legislature's law banning funding to the provider of women's health services over its abortion services.

      (Daily Report) Aug 22, 2012

    • First Edition: August 22, 2012

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including political reports related to the abortion debate and Medicare issues.

      (Daily Report) Aug 22, 2012

    • Do Akin's Rape Comments Put GOP Ticket In Harm's Way?

      News outlets analyze the potential repercussions to Mitt Romney's presidential bid by the statements made by Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin. Also examined is presumptive GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan's co-sponsorship of legislation with Akin, including one that would give legal protection to an embryo.

      (Daily Report) Aug 21, 2012

    • State Roundup: Texas Insurance Regulator Pulls Out-Of-Network Notice Rules

      A selection of health policy news from Texas, California, Massachusetts, Georgia and Oregon.

      (Daily Report) Aug 21, 2012

    • Abortion Issue Gets Spotlight In Swing States

      Meanwhile, as the GOP prepares to include tough anti-abortion positions in its party platform, the Associated Press notes that voters in the presidential race will get a stark choice on social issues, including access to birth control and abortion rights.

      (Daily Report) Aug 21, 2012

    • Reactions To Rep. Akin's Comments: 'Offensive And Ignorant;' 'Loathsome;' 'Bad Science'

      Opinions are uniformly negative in response to the Senate candidate's comments on rape during a TV interview.

      (Daily Report) Aug 21, 2012

    • First Edition: August 21, 2012

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports from the campaign trail, where House candidates are turning up the Medicare debate; and from the health care marketkplace, where Aetna acquired Coventry Health, a Medicare and Medicaid insurer.

      (Daily Report) Aug 21, 2012

    • Mo. Senate Candidate Blasted For Comments On Rape

      Republican Rep. Todd Akin, who is challenging Sen. Claire McCaskill, suggested in a TV interview that some rapes are "legitimate" and women can shut down a pregnancy from such an attack.

      (Daily Report) Aug 20, 2012

    • Ryan's Positions On Women's Issues Become Campaign Target

      Politico reports on how Rep. Paul Ryan's record on reproductive issues -- including co-sponosring a "personhood amendment" that would declare a fertilized egg to be a person, and voting to defund Planned Parenthood -- could widen President Barack Obama's lead among women. Meanwhile, a controversial comment about rape by a GOP candidate running for Senate in Missouri has stirred anger and angst.

      (Daily Report) Aug 20, 2012

    • State Roundup: Calif. Suing Doc Over Billing Practices

      A selection of health policy stories from New York, Maine, California, Maryland, South Carolina, Texas and Massachusetts.

      (Daily Report) Aug 20, 2012