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‘Moderate’ John Kasich Is About To Defund Planned Parenthood

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, the so-called “moderate” in the Republican presidential primary race, confirmed on Wednesday that he will sign into law an extreme new piece of legislation that effectively defunds Planned Parenthood clinics statewide by denying state and federal grants to “organizations that provide or advocate for abortion care, are affiliated with organizations that … Continue reading

Poetic Justice: Grand Jury Investigating Planned Parenthood Indicts Anti-Abortion Activists Instead

A Texas grand jury tasked with investigating Planned Parenthood wrapped up on Monday by issuing several indictments — not to the women’s healthcare provider, but to two of the anti-abortion activists who prompted the investigation in the first place. The Harris County District Attorney’s office in Houston, Texas, announced late Monday that Planned Parenthood had … Continue reading

Planned Parenthood Just Filed A Major Lawsuit Over Deceptive Undercover Videos

Planned Parenthood filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday against the anti-abortion activists that produced a series of heavily edited, deceptive undercover videos of the family planning provider’s staffers talking about fetal tissue donations.  The civil suit accuses the defendants — the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress and a fake fetal tissue procurement company called … Continue reading

President Obama On Planned Parenthood Shooting: ‘Enough Is Enough’

President Obama on Saturday renewed his call for gun control in the aftermath of a mass shooting at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs on Friday that left three dead and nine injured. In a written statement, Obama said that regardless of the motive behind the attack, it was unacceptable that these sort of … Continue reading

REPORT: Police Say Explosives May Be Involved In Shooting At Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood Clinic

Police responding to an active shooter scene at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs are concerned that explosives may be involved in the attack, CBS News reports. At least four officers and multiple civilians have been injured in the shooting, which was first reported at 1:30 ET. The situation is still an active shooting … Continue reading

STUDY: Up To 240,000 Texas Women Have Resorted To Self-Induced Abortion As Anti-Choice Laws Force Clinic Closures

With the massive increase in state level anti-abortion laws over the past five years, women’s access to safe and legal abortion care has become severely limited across large swaths of the country. This is especially true in Texas, where a series of restrictive anti-abortion measures have forced more than half of the state’s 41 abortion … Continue reading

Arkansas Pastor: A Woman Doesn’t Have ‘The Right Over Her Own Body’ Because It ‘Belongs To God’

In a sermon delivered last weekend, the pastor of an Arkansas mega-church denounced the very existence of women’s reproductive rights, telling his congregation that a woman does not have “the right over her own body” because it actually “belongs to God”. During Sunday services at Cross Church in Springdale, Arkansas (which also happens to be … Continue reading

Birth Control Returns To The High Court: SCOTUS To Hear New Challenge To Obamacare’s Contraceptive Coverage

For the fourth time in three years, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a series of challenges to the Affordable Care Act. And for the second time, the target is birth control coverage. The Justices announced Friday that they would review a group of seven cases, brought by religiously affiliated nonprofits, all of … Continue reading

Fact-Check: The Gun Lobby Claims Assault Weapons Are No More Dangerous Than Hunting Rifles. The Human Body Begs To Differ.

Opponents of gun control don’t like to talk about assault weapons. Even the terminology itself is so controversial that the gun industry and many within the pro-gun community refuse to acknowledge that such a class of weapons exists, claiming that the term ‘assault weapon’ was invented by gun control advocates, and that the high capacity … Continue reading

The Gun Violence Threat That No One Is Talking About — And Why Women Should Be Concerned

Women’s health issues are in the news a lot lately, and for good reason: across the nation, conservative lawmakers are targeting women’s reproductive rights and access to basic health care services like contraceptive counseling and family planning. Attacks on women’s health and rights have been particularly aggressive in recent months, with Congressional Republicans nearly shutting … Continue reading

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