Why Angry Old Men Calling a Meeting to Yell at a Woman Is Always a Spectacular Failure

Twice in recent weeks, we’ve gotten to watch hotly anticipated Congressional hearings, in which mostly male Republican members got the chance to grill powerful women who had upset them. In both cases, those members of Congress ended up looking like damn fools. How’d that happen? »10/23/15 10:50am10/23/15 10:50am


Planned Parenthood Says It Will No Longer Receive Reimbursement for Fetal Tissue 

In a letter to the National Institutes of Health, Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards says the non-profit will no longer accept reimbursement for fetal tissue donations. Richards writes that her goal is to remove the “smokescreen” being used to attack both PP and legal abortion services. »10/13/15 12:55pm10/13/15 12:55pm

The Daily Show Wonders 'How Are Republicans Pro-Life and Pro-Guns?'

On Monday night, The Daily Show host Trevor Noah parsed how far-right Republicans are simultaneously pro-life and pro-guns. How can one be so upset about when life begins but so blasé about when it ends by doing little to restrict access to dangerous weapons? It boggles the mind! »10/06/15 1:45pm10/06/15 1:45pm

Quick Question: Did This Republican Congressman Wink at Cecile Richards?

Earlier today, Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards testified before the House Oversight Committee. The hearing was infuriating for a number of reasons, but it was perhaps congressional Republicans’ treatment of Richards that was most appalling. Richards was interrupted on multiple… »9/29/15 9:45pm9/29/15 9:45pm

Cecile Richards to House Oversight Committee: You're Not 'Trying to Get to the Truth'

Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards testified Tuesday morning before the Republican-controlled House Oversight Committee. The majority of the committee was interested in “investigating” Planned Parenthood’s federal funding, and also in letting the public know they think abortion is bad… »9/29/15 11:00am9/29/15 11:00am

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

Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Blocked By Senate Democrats

Today Senate Democrats rallied enough support to block a bill that, if passed, would eliminate Planned Parenthood’s government funding. Good news, indeed — but we’re not yet out of the woods. GOP leaders are steadfast in their resolve to defund the organization, even if their efforts lead to another government… »8/03/15 9:15pm8/03/15 9:15pm

Rand Paul Promises To Push Vote To Defund Planned Parenthood 

During an appearance on Fox News Sunday this morning, Republican Rand Paul promised to push a vote on his bill that would defund Planned Parenthood. “I’m going to try to force a vote on this,” Paul said. “I think the time is now to discuss whether taxpayer dollars should be going to such a gruesome procedure.” »7/26/15 2:00pm7/26/15 2:00pm

What's More Romantic Than A Valentine's Day Abortion?

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards suggested via Vine yesterday that what women need for Valentine's Day is access to a host of reproductive care options — birth control, cancer screenings, well woman visits, breast exams, maternity care, preventative care, and, yeah, safe and legal abortion. But naturally,… »2/11/14 1:40pm2/11/14 1:40pm

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Signs Extensive Anti-Choice Bill Into Law

Urghhhhh. Fancy meeting you here, HB5711. No big surprise, as it had already been predicted that this would come to pass, but yesterday Gov. Rick Snyder signed a severe abortion bill passed by the Michigan House earlier this month, which involves an OCD-level regulation of abortion facilities (e.g., if a clinic's… »12/29/12 5:15pm12/29/12 5:15pm

Stop Antichoicers From Keeping Cecile Richards off TIME's 'Most Influential' List

You're probably aware that TIME magazine annually asks its readers to determine the most influential leaders, artists, innovators, icons and heroes in the world. But you might not know that pro-lifers like Jill Stanek and LifeNews are determined to vote Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards down and Archbishop of… »4/06/12 11:20am4/06/12 11:20am

Ann Richards' Daughter Keeps Her Mom's Talent For Ripping Into Clueless White Men Alive

  • Planned Parenthood head Cecile Richards, daughter of late Texas firebrand Ann Richards, tactfully rips John McCain's campaign a new one after his top strategist calls Planned Parenthood "one of the most radical pro-abortion groups in the country." [Politico]
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