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PNS Daily Newscast - November 23, 2020 

The holiday forecast calls for fewer cars on the road for Thanksgiving; dealing with racial impact of cap and trade.

2020Talks - November 23, 2020 

Trump campaign is running out of legal options as more states certify. *2020Talks will not be released 11/26 & 11/27*

Public News Service - AZ: Teen Pregnancy Prevention

PHOENIX – Efforts to strip family planning and low-income healthcare funding from Planned Parenthood ultimately failed in negotiations over this year's federal budget. However, the battle isn't over by a long shot, says Bryan Howard, CEO of Planned Parenthood Arizona. He says the debate is bei

PHOENIX - Uninsured Arizona women are getting a helping hand with the often high cost of birth control. Planned Parenthood is offering a device that can last 12 years at about one-half its normal cost. Carol Bafaloukos, associate medical director of Planned Parenthood Arizona, says the intrauterine

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Some 40,000 Arizonans could lose preventive health care under federal spending cuts approved by the U.S. House. The proposed elimination of the Title X family planning program would affect more than 30 health centers in nine Arizona counties, plus other contracted providers. Karen

PHOENIX - Women's health care in rural Arizona may suffer as the result of a little-known provision of an informed-consent bill that is moving through the Arizona House. The bill would redefine abortion, requiring regulations that govern surgical abortions to apply to non-surgical procedures, such a

PHOENIX - Arizona women have a new option for preventing an unintended pregnancy. It's called "ella," a prescription-only pill approved last week by the Food and Drug Administration that reduces the chances for pregnancy for up to five days after unprotected sex. But Carol Bafaloukos, associate medi

PHOENIX - The Kids Count Data Book released this week shows teenage births in Arizona dropping 10 percent since the year 2000. Michelle Steinberg, director of public policy for Planned Parenthood Arizona, says teen pregnancies are a different story, however. She says the Kids Count number does not i

PHOENIX - Arizona has the third-highest teenage pregnancy rate in the nation, according to a new study from the non-partisan Alan Guttmacher Institute. The study also shows the national teen pregnancy rate starting to rise again after ten years of decline. In Arizona, sex education programs are volu

TUCSON, Ariz. - There is concern in some quarters that women in Arizona could be left behind as critics of reproductive health care grow louder in the health insurance reform debate. Carol Bafaloukos, vice-president for medical services of Planned Parenthood-Arizona, is concerned that conservati

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