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Huh! Anti-Abortion Activists Dig in Clinic Trash to Find 'Privacy Violations'

Operation Rescue and other anti-abortion groups have taken to dumpster-diving behind abortion clinics, ProPublica reports, trying to find patient records in order to prove that the clinics are violating their privacy. This has been going on since at least 2008, with anti-abortion groups claiming that the clinics are… »8/27/15 2:30pm8/27/15 2:30pm

New Ohio Bill Would Make Abortion Illegal if Down Syndrome is Given as Reason

The New York Times has a long story on a new bill in Ohio that would make it illegal for doctors to perform an abortion if the sole reason is to avoid giving birth to a child with Down syndrome. The bill, which is supported by the National Right to Life Committee, is widely expected to pass both Ohio’s House and… »8/23/15 12:30pm8/23/15 12:30pm

Man in Custody After Bringing Explosive Device, Knives Into Women's Clinic 

A 19-year-old man has been taken into custody after he was found carrying a small explosive device into the South Wind Women’s Center in Kansas. Police has not released the man’s name but allege that he had made an appointment with the clinic. Whether he was at the clinic to cause harm is still unclear to authorities. »8/18/15 2:45pm8/18/15 2:45pm

Mike Huckabee: Denying Abortion To Ten-Year-Old Rape Victim Was the Right Decision

During an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union this morning, Mike Huckabee was asked about “Mainumby,” a ten-year-old Paraguayan girl who became pregnant after she was raped by her stepfather. The girl, whose name is a pseudonym, was denied an abortion and forced to carry the baby to term, despite objections from… »8/16/15 12:00pm8/16/15 12:00pm

Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards Is a Women's Health Advocate, Not a Monster

In our second episode of This Broad’s Life, we followed Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards around Washington, D.C. in early July—just weeks before the organization fell under attack from the Center for Medical Progress, an anti-abortion group, and subsequently from Republicans all over the country. »8/13/15 1:20pm8/13/15 1:20pm

Mike Huckabee Would Send in Troops and the FBI To Stop Abortions

We’ve finally reached the Abortion Foe Event Horizon, the point at which all Republican candidates, in their ceaseless quest to prove they hate abortion the very most, have begun collapsing into a black hole of their own hyperbole. First up: Mike Huckabee, who said when he becomes president, he’ll send in the American… »7/31/15 5:10pm7/31/15 5:10pm

Group Behind Planned Parenthood Smear Says it Has '8 to 10' More Videos

David Daleiden, the founder of the Center for Medical Progress, the moderately sketchy group behind the recent undercover videos attacking Planned Parenthood, has begun stepping out for interviews, telling CNN Friday he plans to release “eight to 10” more videos, and telling the National Review that Planned Parenthood… »7/31/15 1:05pm7/31/15 1:05pm

GOP Senators Vow to Waste Time Trying to Defund Planned Parenthood

At a clown car of a press conference this afternoon, nine Republican senators vied to show the American public who hates abortion the worst, vowing to defund Planned Parenthood so hard, you bet. By that, I guess, they mean taking away Title X funding, the federal money used for family planning services. Planned… »7/29/15 4:30pm7/29/15 4:30pm

Texas Will Investigate If Planned Parenthood Broke Tissue Donation Laws

The Texas Senate’s Health and Human Services Committee, like politicians in several other states, is taking advantage of the heavily edited videos by the anti-abortion Center for Medical Progress which purport to show Planned Parenthood illegally selling fetal tissue. At the same time, a Planned Parenthood in Houston… »7/27/15 1:35pm7/27/15 1:35pm

Group Behind Planned Parenthood Video May Have Lied to the IRS

Last week, a group calling itself the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released an undercover video claiming to show a Planned Parenthood physician selling body parts harvested from fetuses. Though the video was heavily edited and didn’t show anything illegal—tissue donation is both legal and heavily regulated the… »7/18/15 12:00pm7/18/15 12:00pm

Planned Parenthood Responds to Video Claiming It Sells Fetal Body Parts

An undercover video is circulating from a group calling itself the Center for Medical Progress, which purports to show a Planned Parenthood employee discussing the sale of body parts from aborted fetuses. In a statement, PP says the video is false and portrays a deeply misleading portrait of their practice of donating… »7/14/15 5:15pm7/14/15 5:15pm