How Screwed Would We Be Without Lady Legislators? A Statistical Analysis

Today, the pro-choice, pro-lady Political Action Committee EMILY's List is launching a tool that will make you simultaneously proud to be a woman and terrified of an America where women aren't given a chance to lead. It's called The Impact Project, and it traces the role Democratic female lawmakers have had in passing… » 8/20/12 10:50am 8/20/12 10:50am

Mythical 'Pro Choice Republican' Discovered Defending Planned Parenthood

Cryptozoologists around the world are buzzing with excitement over the discovery of a thought-to-be extinct creature in the Midwestern state of Illinois: a Republican who supports funding Planned Parenthood. In fact, freshman Republican Congressman Bob Dold of Illinois supports Planned Parenthood and reproductive… » 5/09/12 4:30pm 5/09/12 4:30pm

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

Arizona Senator Lies About Planned Parenthood On Senate Floor

Today in posturing in the face of an impending government shutdown: Arizona Senator Jon Kyl said this morning on the Senate floor, » 4/08/11 1:50pm 4/08/11 1:50pm

Planned Parenthood Defunding Intensifies Budget Faceoff

The headline on the right-wing CNS News blares, "Abortion, Environmental Regulation are Priorities for Obama in Seeking Budget Compromise." Not quite. So what did the president say yesterday in his press conference about the budget standoff? » 4/06/11 10:00am 4/06/11 10:00am

Congressman Says Planned Parenthood "Kills Children For Profit"

Arizona Rep. Trent Franks said of the Senate, "When people are faced with a vote in a financial crisis as to whether to fund an organization that kills children for profit, you'd just think that wouldn't be a hard vote." » 3/29/11 4:30pm 3/29/11 4:30pm

6,000 People Throw It Down For Reproductive Health

At a rally Saturday against House Republican attacks on funding for women's health services, co-emcee Mary Alice Carr asked anyone in the crowd under 30 to cheer. "It went on for at least a minute," Shelby Knox, who had been about to go onstage, told me today. "It shook the stage." » 2/28/11 2:35pm 2/28/11 2:35pm