Abortion Providers Face Increase in Threats Since Release of Planned Parenthood Videos

Planned Parenthood employees and other reproductive healthcare workers have faced increased threats and harassment since the Center for Medical Progress released videos claiming to show PPFA officials discussing the sale of fetal tissue for research. Good job, pro-life advocates—you have successfully contributed to… »Today 10:35am12/01/15 10:35am


Here Are the Presidential Candidates Who Haven't Commented on the Planned Parenthood Shooting Yet [Updated]

After the devastating shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Friday, commenters (welcome and not) have come out of the woodwork to give their hottest takes. A few, including a large slice of the candidates for the highest elected position a politician can hold in the U.S., have… »Saturday 6:45pm11/28/15 6:45pm

Planned Parenthood Shooter Has Been Investigated by Police for Numerous Incidents, Including Domestic Violence 

Robert Lewis Dear, the 57-year-old arrested for the shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood, has been investigated by the police for numerous incidents ranging from leering to domestic violence, and cruelty to animals. Buzzfeed reports that prior to relocating to Hartsel, Colorado, Dear was previously a… »Saturday 1:30pm11/28/15 1:30pm

Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood Shooter Identified as Robert Lewis Dear

A police official in Colorado Springs has identified the Planned Parenthood shooter as 57-year-old Robert Lewis Dear. Dear entered a Planned Parenthood clinic Friday with an “assault-style rifle” and opened fire at the health center. After a nearly five-hour shootout, Dear was taken into custody last night. He killed… »Saturday 11:15am11/28/15 11:15am

3 Officers, Multiple People Hurt in Colorado Planned Parenthood Shooting 

On Friday afternoon, police were called to a situation involving an active shooter at a Planned Parenthood location in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Denver Post reports at least three police officers have been injured, as well as multiple civilians. There are no details as to how many victims there are, whether… »Friday 4:30pm11/27/15 4:30pm

Shonda Goes There, Puts Abortion Scene in Scandal

Shonda Rhimes is savvy enough to know that merely talking about abortion on TV sets off an explosion of discourse. The abortion storyline is still a nervy move, even today—though it’s becoming less so with shows like Jane the Virgin and Girls having advanced the conversation in recent years. Thursday night’s Scandal »11/20/15 10:20am11/20/15 10:20am

Ohio's Lawmakers Want Planned Parenthood Funds to Be Given to Food Banks

Although numerous investigations into the heavily-edited videos targeting Planned Parenthood have shown no evidence of wrongdoing, several states have called for the defunding of the women’s health care provider. On Tuesday, the Ohio House voted to remove Planned Parenthood’s Title X funds following this summer’s… »11/19/15 9:45pm11/19/15 9:45pm

Federal Judge Orders Alabama to Reinstate Planned Parenthood in the Medicaid Program 

A federal judge has told Alabama that they can’t cancel Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid contract, ordering them to reinstate the non-profit into the program. Alabama is one of several states who are trying to boot PP out of their Medicaid programs on the basis of sting videos produced by the anti-abortion Center for… »10/28/15 5:50pm10/28/15 5:50pm

Now Texas Is Subpoenaing the Records of Abortion Patients Who Donated Fetal Tissue

It’s all been leading up to this: investigators with Texas’ Health and Human Services Commission are asking for Medicaid patient records from Planned Parenthood clinics in San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas, seeking information on women who made fetal tissue donations. The demand letter was sent the same day state… »10/23/15 1:50pm10/23/15 1:50pm

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

Texas Cuts Planned Parenthood Out of Medicaid Program Over Sting Videos 

Texas’ Health & Human Services Commission announced Monday that it will terminate the Medicaid contracts for all Planned Parenthood clinics in the state. The move, which will definitely be challenged in court, would cut off thousands of poor women from preventive care like Well Woman exams, HIV tests and birth control. »10/19/15 5:25pm10/19/15 5:25pm

Washington Post Publishes Flattering Profile of Man Behind Planned Parenthood Sting Videos

The Washington Post published a breezy little profile Thursday of David Daleiden, the man behind the Center for Medical Progress, the group who made the sting videos attacking Planned Parenthood as vicious sellers of baby parts. It’s warm, respectful, congratulatory, and strangely light on some key details. »10/15/15 4:50pm10/15/15 4:50pm

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