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Betty Cockrum

Indiana abortions drop again

INDIANAPOLIS | For the fifth year in a row, the number of abortions performed in Indiana was less than the year before.

July 16, 2014 5:30 pm

Supreme Court ruling draws mixed reaction from Indiana

Politicians and organizations, including some from Indiana, issued comments of support and of disappointment following a Supreme Court ruling regarding contraceptive coverage.

June 30, 2014 5:00 pm
Planned Parenthood leader predicts political climate change

Planned Parenthood leader predicts political climate change

Like others of her generation, Betty Cockrum had a "political awakening" in 1968.

June 15, 2014 12:00 am Video
DOUG ROSS: How conservatives could fight Planned Parenthood

DOUG ROSS: How conservatives could fight Planned Parenthood

Social conservatives and Planned Parenthood have clashed for decades, especially in Indiana. The tactics have included limiting access to Planned Parenthood services and cutting off government funding.

June 14, 2014 8:15 pm Video
nwi.com Political Roundtable: Special Edition

nwi.com Political Roundtable: Special Edition

Betty Cockrum, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, stopped by The Times to discuss the non-profit's mission, challenges and future.

June 14, 2014 8:15 pm
Lawsuit challenges new Indiana access restrictions on abortion pills

Lawsuit challenges new Indiana access restrictions on abortion pills

INDIANAPOLIS | The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Thursday seeking to overturn a new Indiana law that regulates facilities providing abortion-inducing pills the same as surgical abortion clinics.

August 22, 2013 6:15 pm Related
From Statehouse to courthouse, abortion politics intense

From Statehouse to courthouse, abortion politics intense

INDIANAPOLIS | Federal law clearly bars states from telling Medicaid recipients which health care providers they're allowed to obtain covered services from.

August 05, 2013 9:30 pm Related
BRIAN HOWEY: What is the cost of controversy?

BRIAN HOWEY: What is the cost of controversy?

What is the cost of controversy to you, the taxpayer?

July 07, 2013 12:00 am

Pence signs restrictions on abortion-inducing pills, clinics

INDIANAPOLIS | Citing a desire to protect women's health, Republican Gov. Mike Pence on Wednesday signed into law Indiana's first regulations on abortion-inducing pills and the clinics that distribute them.

May 01, 2013 5:45 pm Related

Viewing care mandate through a different lens

Proponents of a federal requirement giving women more access to contraception say the rule isn't unconstitutional and already has been revised to take into account the views of religious groups.

October 20, 2012 6:00 pm
Gregg hounds Pence on social issues

Gregg hounds Pence on social issues

INDIANAPOLIS | Reaching out Monday to female Hoosier voters in his bid for governor, Democrat John Gregg declared his opponent, Republican Mike Pence, "out of touch" and "extremist" for his positions on women's health issues.

June 04, 2012 3:00 pm Photos

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