Indiana Gambles $4.3 Billion On Anti-Choice Law

$4.3 billion: That's how much Indiana stands to lose if it pushes ahead with a new law refusing to allow state Medicaid funds to go to Planned Parenthood for women's health services. We suppose blatantly breaking the law is one way to "cut costs," although of course it'd be on the backs of the poor in the name of… » 6/06/11 3:25pm 6/06/11 3:25pm

Texas Calculates The Cost Of Cutting Funding For Family Planning

As in many states, Texas conservatives have proposed cuts to family planning programs as part of their effort to defund Planned Parenthood. While it's obvious that these measures hurt women and lead to more unplanned pregnancies, the state's Legislative Budget Board has calculated the devastating effect it would have:… » 5/12/11 11:35am 5/12/11 11:35am

Rush Limbaugh Doesn't Want To Pay When Women Don't Close Their Legs

"It's kind of like abstinence. Works every time it's tried," Limbaugh responded to a female caller. "We are supposed to pay in the event the deputy sheriff did not close her legs." Given that contraceptives are used by unmarried and married women alike, maybe Limbaugh's wife should take his advice. » 4/08/11 7:45pm 4/08/11 7:45pm

Congresswoman's Inspiring Speech On Her Abortion And Planned Parenthood

In the heated House debate yesterday on a proposal to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding for women's health and sex education services, one speech stood out. California representative Jackie Speier said she would abandon her prepared remarks because "my stomach is in knots." Then she told the world about her… » 2/18/11 10:01am 2/18/11 10:01am