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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

GOP Admits Congressional Probe Of Planned Parenthood Came Up Empty. So Why Are They Starting A New Round Of Investigations?

After months of slanderous attacks on Planned Parenthood, Rep Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), chairman of the Republican-led House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, admitted Thursday that he and his committee had, predictably, turned up no evidence whatsoever that Planned Parenthood ever engaged in any wrongdoing. But that doesn’t mean they’re done looking for proof to justify … Continue reading

Myths, Manterruptions, & Mythical Math: 5 Takeaways From The GOP’s Planned Parenthood Hearing

Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, testified before Congress on Tuesday at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing aimed at discontinuing federal tax funding for Planned Parenthood. The hearing — just one arm of the GOP’s coordinated attack on Planned Parenthood — ended up revealing a lot more about the Republican Party … Continue reading

Why Are We Speculating About The Effects Of Defunding Planned Parenthood, When We’ve Already Witnessed The Disastrous Consequences?

In response to the release of a series of deceptively edited videos created by anti-abortion activists, a group of right-wing Republican lawmakers are trying to push through a bill to defund Planned Parenthood, the nation’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation’s … Continue reading

The GOP’s Deranged Plan To Shut Down The Government Over Planned Parenthood: 5 Things To Know

In what has become an annual tradition, congressional Republicans are once again threatening to shut down the federal government — this time, over Planned Parenthood. On Friday, Republicans in the House of Representatives voted along party lines to pass legislation that would immediately stop federal funds from going to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest provider … Continue reading

GOP Attacks On Planned Parenthood Threaten Women’s Economic Security

On Friday, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to defund Planned Parenthood, one of the nation’s largest providers of women’s health care and family planning services. Planned Parenthood is under attack and it’s up to all of us to fight back. Any society that respects women must respect their right to … Continue reading

REPORT: Florida Gov. Rick Scott Altered Release Clearing Planned Parenthood Of Wrongdoing

After a series of now-debunked videos targeting Planned Parenthood were released earlier this summer, Republican lawmakers in a number of states used the manufactured controversy as an excuse to launch investigations of local affiliates. The results of these inquiries have been clear and consistent: Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, South Dakota, and Pennsylvania — the five states … Continue reading

Conservative Witch Hunt Backfires, Ends Up Clearing Planned Parenthood Of Any Wrongdoing

The conservative witch hunt against Planned Parenthood has backfired in spectacular fashion: Instead of finding evidence that the organization was engaged in illegal activity, every single state investigation has come up empty, clearing Planned Parenthood of all wrongdoing. The investigations began after the Center for Medical Progress, an extreme anti-abortion group, released a series of … Continue reading

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