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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 2:30pm Thursday 2:30pm

Here's 'KYBM,' a Gritty, Grooving Introduction to Your New Fave Tunde Olaniran

One of the most unnervingly multi-talented, interesting new artists working right now lives in Flint, Michigan, and works a day job at Planned Parenthood. If you’ve ever listened to Tunde Olaniran, you know what I’m saying—it sounds like you’re listening to 15 different artists flex their particular gifts at once.… » 8/27/15 11:30am Thursday 11:30am

Anti-Abortion Group Releases Another Planned Parenthood Video 

The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) has released its eighth video purporting to show five Planned Parenthood employees breaking federal laws. In the heavily-edited two-minute video, the five employees discuss the costs associated with transporting tissue (CMP claims that those discussions amount to the organization… » 8/22/15 1:30pm 8/22/15 1:30pm

Loudly Anti-Abortion Ben Carson Used Fetal Tissue in Medical Research

Dr. Ben Carson, who not long ago wrote an op-ed for CNN denouncing the way Planned Parenthood is “butchering” babies and told Fox’s Megyn Kelly that fetal tissue isn’t even needed in medical research, used fetal tissue in his own research. Carson is blithely insisting that’s not hypocritical, because he wasn’t… » 8/13/15 2:20pm 8/13/15 2:20pm

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 1:20pm 8/13/15 1:20pm

Latest 'Bombshell' Planned Parenthood Video Is Flimsy As Hell [UPDATED]

The anti-abortion and moderately sketchy Center for Medical Progress continues to churn out videos claiming Planned Parenthood is little more than a barbaric baby-harvesting mill staffed by infant-hating demons. The latest few have centered around interviews by a woman named Holly O’Donnell, who describes herself as… » 8/12/15 6:00pm 8/12/15 6:00pm

Actually Jeb Bush Loves Women's Health, Is Women's Health's Biggest Fan

A day after saying he’s “not sure we need half a billion dollars for women’s health issues,” Jeb Bush is quickly moving to clarify that he actually he loves women’s health. He’s women’s health’s biggest fan. He has all women’s health’s albums. Pap smears, breast exams, all those things, he thinks they’re whatever… » 8/05/15 12:45pm 8/05/15 12:45pm

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 9:15pm 8/03/15 9:15pm

Senate GOP May Shut Down the Government Over Planned Parenthood Funding

The Senate is expected to vote Monday on S. 1881, a bill to “defund Planned Parenthood,” i.e. take away $528 million in federal funding from the non-profit on the strength of some sketchy videos from some sketchy folks. And if they don’t manage to defund PP, GOP senators are more than happy to shut down the… » 8/03/15 10:00am 8/03/15 10:00am

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 4:30pm 7/29/15 4:30pm

GOP Pols Condemning Planned Parenthood Supported Fetal Tissue Donation

Recently Planned Parenthood has been entangled in what their president Cecile Richards refers to as a “smear campaign.” Accused of selling fetal parts by way of highly suspect videos from anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress, Congress has initiated investigations into the organization. Yet some of those… » 7/28/15 3:25pm 7/28/15 3:25pm

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 1:35pm 7/27/15 1:35pm

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 2:00pm 7/26/15 2:00pm