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Montana abortion rate falls to lowest level in nearly 40 years

Montana abortion rate falls to lowest level in nearly 40 years

Abortion rates in Montana are at their lowest level in nearly 40 years, at least by one measure.

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Having health insurance is a necessity, not a luxury

Time is running out to sign up for insurance through the health insurance marketplace to get coverage this year. The open enrollment period ends March 31. Despite widespread media attention on the rollout, many who are uninsured remain confused about what the marketplace is, what it offers a…

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Gazette opinion: Church leaders err in dropping softball coach

What would Pope Francis do?

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Central assistant coach who works at Planned Parenthood told not to come back

Central assistant coach who works at Planned Parenthood told not to come back

An assistant softball coach at Billings Central Catholic High School said she was dismissed Monday because of her work at Planned Parenthood.

February 18, 2014 10:05 pm Photos

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Court stops state from defending two parental consent abortion laws

Court stops state from defending two parental consent abortion laws

HELENA — A Helena district judge has blocked the state from defending two state laws that require minors to obtain parental consent before obtaining abortions.

February 04, 2014 5:22 pm Photos

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Guest opinion: Enroll by Dec. 23 for health coverage starting Jan. 1

If you’re needing a little more time to sign up for health insurance, consider it an early holiday gift: a one-week extension. People now have until Dec. 23 to enroll in a health insurance plan for coverage that begins on New Year’s Day.

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Peer education

Peer education

Erin Lambert from the YWCA is a guest speaker at a peer education program Planned Parenthood of the  Great Northwest designed for teens. Teen Council members attend weekly meetings to receive training on specific topics such birth control methods, teen dating violence and rape. 

October 16, 2013 8:40 am
Learning, listening

Learning, listening

High school students discuss teen pregnancy and related issues during a recent peer education program called Teen Council at Planned Parenthood of Montana.

October 16, 2013 8:40 am
Fitzgerald Clark

Fitzgerald Clark

Fitzgerald Clark is the lead educator for Planned Parenthood of Montana.

October 16, 2013 8:40 am
Despite glitches, Affordable Care Act helpers staying busy

Despite glitches, Affordable Care Act helpers staying busy

Even though glitches have prevented them from actually signing many people up for health insurance, dozens of people around the Billings region hired to educate people about the Affordable Care Act have stayed busy since its Tuesday rollout.

October 05, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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New York woman tapped to lead Planned Parenthood of Montana

New York woman tapped to lead Planned Parenthood of Montana

After a nationwide search, a 37-year-old New York woman has been hired as president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Montana.

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Martha Stahl

Martha Stahl

Martha Stahl is CEO of Planned Parenthood of Montana.

July 29, 2013 3:09 pm
Planned Parenthood sues to overturn abortion notification laws

Planned Parenthood sues to overturn abortion notification laws

HELENA — Planned Parenthood of Montana filed suit Thursday to overturn a pair of laws requiring an underage girl to get parental approval or notification before having an abortion in Montana —including one law passed last year by Montana voters.

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Planned Parenthood leader leaves for Oregon, cites accomplishments

Planned Parenthood leader leaves for Oregon, cites accomplishments

Her grandmothers’ twin tragedies helped forge Stacy James’ steely determination to spend her career helping women gain control of their bodies and control of their lives.

May 17, 2013 5:09 pmLoading…
Guest opinion: Bullock acts to protect Montana women, families

Guest opinion: Bullock acts to protect Montana women, families

The Montana Reproductive Rights Coalition stands with Gov. Steve Bullock, and here’s why: Despite the tidal wave of anti-women legislation introduced, and in the face of out-of-touch politics, Bullock stood up and proved himself to be a true ally for Montana women and families.

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Abortion bill to become law, challenged in court

Abortion bill to become law, challenged in court

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock on Thursday allowed an abortion bill to become law without his signature, a strategic gamble that anticipates a successful legal challenge of the measure and kills an identical referendum that would have gone to voters in 2014.

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Montana Senate panel rejects family planning money

Montana Senate panel rejects family planning money

HELENA — The Senate budgeting committee rejected federal family-planning money on Friday, although Republican opponents recognized they may not ultimately win the fight over the money.

April 05, 2013 11:26 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Restore Title X funds for healthier women, babies

Before they voted on accepting or rejecting federal funds for family planning services, Montana lawmakers on the subcommittee considering health care appropriations were reminded of the reasons why this program is good public policy:

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Women's-health funding faces cuts in Montana

Women's-health funding faces cuts in Montana

HELENA — When Jennifer Strickley first learned she had ovarian cancer, it was Planned Parenthood that detected the disease.

March 31, 2013 11:23 pm Related Loading…
Women's health funding faces cuts in Montana

Women's health funding faces cuts in Montana

HELENA — When Jennifer Strickley first learned she had ovarian cancer, it was Planned Parenthood that detected the disease.

March 31, 2013 10:31 am Related Loading…

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