Health / National / Politics

GOP bill would gut health law, halt Planned Parenthood money

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans pushed legislation toward House passage on Friday that would erase key components of President Barack Obama’s health care law, block federal payments to Planned Parenthood and face certain veto from President Barack Obama — should it ever reach him. The bill aims squarely at two favorite targets of conservatives. And though … Continue reading

Planned Parenthood changes fetal-tissue reimbursement policy
Health / Lifestyle / Politics

Planned Parenthood changes fetal-tissue reimbursement policy

NEW YORK (AP) — Responding to a furor over undercover videos, Planned Parenthood says it will maintain programs at some of its clinics that make fetal tissue available for research, but will cover the costs itself rather than accepting any reimbursement. Anti-abortion activists who recently released a series of covertly filmed videos have contended that … Continue reading

Panettiere enters treatment for postpartum depression
Celebrities / Health

Panettiere enters treatment for postpartum depression

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hayden Panettiere is entering treatment for postpartum depression. A spokeswoman for the actress says in a statement that the “Nashville” star is voluntarily seeking professional help at a treatment center while battling postpartum depression. She asked that the media respect her privacy during this time. Panettiere (PAN-et-TEA-AIR) gave birth to her … Continue reading

Nonprofits seek Supreme Court review of contraceptives case
Health / U.S. News

Nonprofits seek Supreme Court review of contraceptives case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Religion, birth control and President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul are about to collide at the Supreme Court yet again. Faith-affiliated charities, colleges and hospitals that oppose some or all contraception as immoral are battling the administration over rules that allow them to opt out of covering the contraceptives for women that … Continue reading