Remember how the number of women in Congress actually declined in 2010, despite the feminist trailblazing of Sarah Palin, Christine O'Donnell, and Sharon Angle? New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand does.
Lila Rose, last seen trying to trap Planned Parenthood into providing care to fake teenage prostitutes, is back. This time, the target is a little less sexy: Indiana defunding Planned Parenthood.
This week, North Carolina's (female, Democratic) governor vetoed a budget which included the defunding of Planned Parenthood, among other cuts. And then, just after midnight today, the Republican-controlled House overrode it. The war is on.
A new medical study indicates that it's safe for a woman to have an IUD inserted immediately after an abortion or miscarriage. Researchers say it could prevent more than 70,000 unintended pregnancies annually, but there's a non-medical reason that isn't happening: The Hyde Amendment.
$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…
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:…
Planned Parenthood had asked the U.S. District Court court to delay enforcement of a new Indiana law denying Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood while the organization challenges its constitutionality.
"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.
Today in posturing in the face of an impending government shutdown: Arizona Senator Jon Kyl said this morning on the Senate floor,
Yesterday, the Senate rejected the House's budget bill, which includes defunding Planned Parenthood. That doesn't mean it's off the table; now the negotiations begin.
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…