Recent Headlines

Federal courts block efforts in La., Utah targeting funding for abortion providers
A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a lower court ruling that blocks Louisiana from cutting Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast (PPGC), the AP/Charlottesville Daily Progress reports.

Planned Parenthood seeks summary judgment against Miss. law targeting abortion providers, challenges Ariz. law
Planned Parenthood on Monday asked a federal court to issue a summary judgment against a Mississippi law (SB 2238) that bars the state from allocating Medicaid funds to abortion providers, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

Ohio AG appeals ruling that allows Toledo's only abortion clinic to remain open
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on Monday appealed a ruling from the Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals that allows the sole abortion clinic in Toledo to remain in operation, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

In op-ed, Rep. Barbara Lee calls campaign to end Hyde 'a battle we must win'
In an opinion piece for U.S. News & World Report, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) shares how she has been working to end the Hyde Amendment since its initial passage nearly 40 years ago, writing, "Forty years of Hyde has done terrible harm to women and families, and I'm more determined than ever to finish the work I started so long ago."

Federal appeals court hears oral arguments in Ark. Planned Parenthood Medicaid funding case
A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday heard oral arguments regarding a lower court order that bars Arkansas from cutting Medicaid coverage of Planned Parenthood services for three beneficiaries, AP/ABC 7 reports.

The Nation spotlights summit drawing connections between repro health care access, women's economic security
In a Rewire commentary, columnist Steph Herold discusses the "emotional and cultural effect" of the Hyde Amendment, "a sneaky rider" that restricts Medicaid as well as other government insurance programs from covering abortion care.