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 Monday 10:00am

Indiana Trying To Defund Planned Parenthood

Social conservatives still haven't forgiven Indiana governor Mitch Daniels for saying there should be a "truce" on issues like abortion while politicians focus on the economy. Now the potential presidential candidate has to decide what to do if the state legislature sends him a bill denying Medicaid money to Planned… » 4/27/11 10:17am 4/27/11 10:17am

The Elaborate Charades Of The Planned Parenthood Defunding Debate

Yesterday, the House voted, in an entirely theatrical move, to defund Planned Parenthood. Since last week's budget agreement already ensured that Planned Parenthood would keep the funding it gets for non-abortion health services and everyone expected that it would die in the Senate, they were essentially wasting… » 4/15/11 10:05am 4/15/11 10:05am

Scarlett Johansson Defends Planned Parenthood In New PSA

Today Planned Parenthood posted a video to YouTube in which Scarlett Johansson urges people to sign the open letter to Congress condemning the plan to defund Planned Parenthood. She's having a slight Michele Bachmann issue with the camera, but we're excited to see more big-name celebrities speaking out against the… » 4/07/11 11:23pm 4/07/11 11:23pm