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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 Wednesday 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 Tuesday 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 Monday 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 Sunday 2:00pm

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 12:00pm 7/18/15 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 5:15pm 7/14/15 5:15pm

Iowa State Supreme Court Says Telemedicine Abortions Are Legal

Iowa’s State Supreme Court has struck down a ban on telemedicine abortions, saying the prohibition is unconstitutional. It’s the first time in more than 40 years Iowa’s highest court has considered an abortion case. It could also have national implications: other states have considered setting up a similar system to… » 6/19/15 11:50am 6/19/15 11:50am

Arizona Law Requiring Doctors to Say Abortion Is 'Reversible' Blocked 

An Arizona law that would require doctors to tell falsely tell patients that medication abortions are “reversible” has temporarily been blocked. The law was passed in March; a group of Arizona healthcare providers, backed by Planned Parenthood, promptly sued. That’s because saying medication abortions are reversible… » 6/17/15 4:30pm 6/17/15 4:30pm

Scott Walker: Forced Ultrasounds Are 'Just a Cool Thing Out There'

In a Friday interview with conservative talk radio host Dana Loesch, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker defended the state’s forced ultrasounds for people who want to get abortions, calling them “just a cool thing that’s out there.” Although “in here” would be more accurate, in that the procedure in early pregnancy, when… » 5/27/15 5:30pm 5/27/15 5:30pm

NY Lawmakers Remove Abortion Rights Provision From Women's Equality Act

For nearly two years, New York state has been trying and failing to pass the Women's Equality Act (WEA), a ten-point bill designed to strengthen women's rights in the state. The sticking point has been the tenth provision, which would safeguard late-term abortion rights. After lots of fighting, supporters of the… » 3/17/15 12:40pm 3/17/15 12:40pm

Chris Christie Is So, So Proud of Slashing Family Planning Funding 

At the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. Thursday during an interview with talk radio host Laura Ingraham, Chris Christie tried his best to woo a somewhat tepid crowd of conservative voters who are never, ever, not in a thousand years going to nominate him for president. So Christie rolled… » 2/26/15 3:00pm 2/26/15 3:00pm