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Topic - Jill June
While many states passed sweeping abortion laws last year, the Iowa General Assembly endorsed just one - a perplexing measure befitting one of the few legislatures under divided control.
An official says the Planned Parenthood clinic in Bettendorf will no longer perform surgical abortions but will continue with abortions induced by medication.
Arkansas lawmakers overrode a veto Wednesday and gave the state the most restrictive abortion law in the country _ a near-ban on the procedure from the 12th week of pregnancy onward that is certain to end up in court.
Oklahoma is withdrawing federal funding to three Planned Parenthood clinics in Tulsa that for 18 years has allowed them to provide food and nutritional counseling to low-income mothers _ a decision that mirrors efforts in other conservative states to defund the group and one its director described Thursday as a "short-sighted political maneuver."
Nebraska's attorney general will not defend in court a new state law requiring health screenings for women seeking abortions, effectively preventing the controversial law from ever going into effect, according to his spokeswoman and court documents filed Wednesday.
"At its heart it's very deceitful. The governor gets to say he never approved any Medicaid payments because no one ever asked him to. He's never presented with the bill," said Jill June, longtime president of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland.
Planned Parenthood President and CEO Jill June said in an email to the Quad-City Times (http://bit.ly/KMzTcG ) that the clinic has made the service change to "better meet the needs of our patients."