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Judge Blocks Kansas' Attempt To Cut Planned Parenthood From Medicaid

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics

July 5 (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Kansas Governor Sam Brownback's efforts to remove Planned Parenthood, a U.S. women's healthcare ...

Misogyny Unbound

Steven Conn | Posted 04.23.2016 | Politics
Steven Conn

When we look back on this dismal campaign season we'll notice how the real theme of 2016 was the way in which good, old-fashioned misogyny made a roaring comeback. Like a deadening bass-drum, it has functioned as the backbeat of 2016 to such an extent that we hardly hear it anymore.

Dear Media Core: Axing Access to Contraception = More Pregnancies!

Melissa S. Grant | Posted 02.12.2016 | Women
Melissa S. Grant

Cutting the funding to Planned Parenthood will do nothing to curb the need for abortion. Education and contraception could curb unintended pregnancy rates, but that's what Planned Parenthood does.

Holiday Family Behaving Badly BINGO

Kate Van Dellen | Posted 12.14.2015 | Women
Kate Van Dellen

With so many of us traveling to see long lost (or wish we could lose) relatives for the holidays, let's make a game out of those super awkward situati...

Lighting the Way to Health Care

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

One would think, in this holiday season, a spirit of compassion for those with less access to resources would be a guiding light. But apparently some lawmakers would rather cut off their constituents' access to health care than give them support

Republicans Insist Planned Parenthood Committee Isn't Targeting Planned Parenthood

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ever since a gunman on a shooting rampage killed three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic late last month, Republicans on the select ...

Why The Attack On Women's Reproductive Rights Is My Son's Problem, Too

Danielle Campoamor | Posted 12.03.2015 | Parents
Danielle Campoamor

This isn't just a problem for women. This is a problem for us all. And like my son, you all should know that.

Senate Republicans Just Voted To Defund Planned Parenthood

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans overwhelmingly voted Thursday to defund Planned Parenthood, a purely symbolic effort that could come back to bite som...

Democrats Push To Fold Planned Parenthood Panel After Shooting

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the days since the Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado Springs, Democrats and Republicans have taken different tacks in addressin...

The GOP's Christian Fascist Litany of Hate

Sikivu Hutchinson | Posted 12.01.2015 | Black Voices
Sikivu Hutchinson

The GOP's racist, sexist, xenophobic platform of religious extremism has created a climate in which the public rhetoric and apparatus of state violence are in perfect alignment.

Planned Parenthood Gears Up For 2016 Amid Mounting Attacks

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Planned Parenthood’s political arm launched its 2016 election program on Tuesday, signaling that it will hold accountable candidates w...

Democrats Coin A More Accurate Name For House Committee Probing Planned Parenthood

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans have convened a Select Investigative Panel to investigate "the grisly practices of big abortion providers." But Democr...

The Republicans Investigating Planned Parenthood Might Have A Tiny Bias

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics

EmbedContent(562a977be4b0ec0a38948a00,,Embed,aolon,Some({})) The eight Republican members of the Select Investigative Panel who will probe the practic...

Even Marty McFly Stands With Planned Parenthood

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.21.2015 | Comedy

Planned Parenthood has been attacked wildly by the right for years, but last month was especially misguided. When the organization's president, Cecile...

Texas Says Planned Parenthood Will No Longer Receive State Medicaid Funds

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.19.2015 | Politics

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission notified Planned Parenthood on Monday that it will terminate the reproductive health provider's Medicai...

Judge: Louisiana Cannot Defund Planned Parenthood -- For Now

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.19.2015 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS, Oct 19 (Reuters) - A federal judge has blocked Louisiana's efforts to defund Planned Parenthood clinics in the state, finding that more t...

Hillary Clinton Was The Debate's First -- And Last -- Candidate To Bring Up Planned Parenthood

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was the only presidential candidate to utter the name of Planned Parenthood, the reproductive health provide...

Unsuspecting Ways That the Planned Parenthood Hearing Missed the Mark on Women's Health

Amy Hubbard | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics
Amy Hubbard

It's not inherently dangerous to debate Planned Parenthood's right to exist and receive public funding, but it is dangerous to continue to debate women's right to healthcare as opposed to their actual access to it.

Planned Parenthood Probes Find No Wrongdoing, But The Damage Has Still Been Done

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If an organization is accused of a crime but there's no evidence it committed that crime, should the organization still be punished for ...

GOP Probe Into Planned Parenthood Funding Comes Up Empty

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said Thursday that the GOP's investigatio...

Republicans Must Pick a Woman for House Speaker

John A. Tures | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Now that Rep. Kevin McCarthy has bowed out of the race to replace House Speaker John Boehner, there's only one logical choice to replace him: Washington Congresswoman Catherine McMorris Rodgers.

In The Planned Parenthood Firestorm, All That's Missing Are The Facts

Jessica Waters | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics
Jessica Waters

If we want to really discuss the ethics of abortion, and of fetal tissue research, let's have a conversation based on science, law and fact. Political maneuvering and grandstanding do not give these issues -- or women -- the respect they deserve.

Toddler Gets Why We Need Planned Parenthood Better Than Some Adults

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.06.2015 | Women

Poet and activist Staceyann Chin stands with Planned Parenthood, and so does her daughter, Zuri. In a video posted on Chin's YouTube channel on Sept. ...

Seth Meyers' Planned Parenthood Argument Makes GOP Look Silly ... Well, Sillier

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.04.2015 | Comedy

On Wednesday Night, Seth Meyers addressed the Republican attack on Planned Parenthood, highlighting some of the more ridiculous moments from a congres...

Why I Stand With Planned Parenthood

Anna Waletzko | Posted 10.01.2015 | College
Anna Waletzko

When will we, as a country, accept that a woman's body is her own? When will we stop policing women's bodies, and start accepting that she is capable of making the decisions for herself?