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How the Left Can Put the Planned Parenthood Debacle Behind It and Restore Integrity to the Abortion Debate

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

I grew up in a strict Catholic home, where there was zero tolerance of an alternative take on abortion. Partially in reaction, I've been pro-choice ...

The Attack on Planned Parenthood Is an Attack on the Impoverished

Matt Hartman | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics
Matt Hartman

Defunding the largest organization providing education and pregnancy prevention services will only increase the percentage of young people relegated into poverty, not only in this generation but also for generations to come.

Planned Parenthood Seeks Injunction Against Florida Health Agency

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics

MIAMI (Reuters) - Planned Parenthood sought an emergency legal injunction on Monday against Florida health officials to block the use of what it says ...

Planned Parenthood, Fetal Tissue and the Meaning of Compassion

Steven Conn | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics
Steven Conn

As this story has unfolded I have been thinking about the Reagans, Ron and Nancy. It was President Ronald Reagan who first turned an important scientific pursuit into a political issue (masquerading as a moral crusade).

How And Where The Planned Parenthood Videos Prove To Be Deceptively Edited

Annie Pancak | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics
Annie Pancak

It is not the first time heavily edited videos related to Planned Parenthood have generated political debate. In 2011, videos that falsely portrayed the organization received the same response. As long as these highly edited videos are effective in creating political division, they will continue.

Planned Parenthood Might Not Exist if Not for Archaic Conservative Policies

Dale Hansen | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Duke Energy, which receives over $898 million in subsidies (nearly twice the federal funds allocated for Planned Parenthood) illegally dumped tens of millions of gallons of polluted waste water. All told, they pled guilty to nine violations yet no action was taken on Capitol Hill to limit their corporate welfare.

21st Century Legislating?

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 08.07.2015 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

A number of people have written to inquire how legislation is passed in the Congress. There are, of course, many ways, but two of the most popular are addressed this week.

Democrats Block Vote On Planned Parenthood Defunding

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics

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Bernie Sanders: GOP Efforts To Defund Planned Parenthood 'An Attack On Women's Health'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) blasted Senate Republicans Wednesday for working to defund Planned Parenthood, calling it "an attack on women's health." &...

Senate Aims To Vote On Defunding Planned Parenthood

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics

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Greg Abbott Signs Off On Ousting Planned Parenthood From Cancer Program

Texas Tribune | Alexa Ura | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

A months-long effort to keep Republicans from pushing Planned Parenthood out of a state cancer screening program for low-income women...

My Vote Doesn't Define Me -- Or You

Phu Nguyen | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Phu Nguyen

Today, tomorrow, and in all my days before I die, I will be the president of my life despite who I vote to be the president of the United States. I take ownership of my failures and my successes, and I think the country would be significantly changed if we all did across all parties.

Texas Clinics Cut Ties With Planned Parenthood To Regain State Funding

The Texas Tribune | Alexa Ura | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

Hidalgo County women who receive state-financed reproductive health services may soon seek care from familiar clinics — operating under unfamiliar...

GOP Senate Candidate's Women's Campaign Coalition Includes Planned Parenthood Founder

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

North Carolina state House Speaker Thom Tillis (R), who is running to unseat Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), announced a "Women for Tillis" coalition Monday ...

Federal Court Ruling: State Can Strip Planned Parenthood Funds

AP | ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that Kansas can strip two Planned Parenthood clinics of federal family planning money ...

CREDO Mobile Announces Big Donations To Embattled Progressive Groups

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

The wireless carrier CREDO is making major donations to three progressive nonprofits this month to boost their respective efforts against what the com...

The Republican War on Women: A Red Herring

Jabril Faraj | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics
Jabril Faraj

We will be better off as a country the more equal we are and the more opportunity we provide for the best and brightest to rise to the top, regardless of the economic station people are born into. Unfortunately, we've gotten away from this conviction over the last few decades.

Planned Parenthood To Receive Obamacare Funds For Insurance Push

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Planned Parenthood will get federal funds to help Americans enroll in insurance via President Barack Obama's healthcare...

Another Politically Motivated Investigation of Nonprofits?

Robert Walker | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Robert Walker

Now it's the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that appears to be taking a politically selective look at nonprofits. This time around, however, conservatives are not complaining. Why? Because they are the ones who are pushing GAO to do it.

Emily Swanson

Poll Shows Broad Support For Planned Parenthood | Emily Swanson | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

A majority of Americans look favorably on Planned Parenthood, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. According to the survey, 53 percent have a v...

Steps Forward, Steps Backward

Steven Conn | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Steven Conn

We have come to a point in American life where it is no longer acceptable to be homophobic in polite company, but beating up on pregnant women is still good sport. And, apparently, one that carries few political consequences

Oklahoma Republican Blasts Party For Crusade Against Birth Control

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

In a scathing critique of his Republican colleagues in the Oklahoma state Legislature, Rep. Doug Cox (R-Grove) questioned his party's efforts to restr...

Laura Bassett

Supreme Court Won't Overturn Pro-Planned Parenthood Decision | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to review a lower court decision that prevents the state of Indiana from cutting Planned Parenthood out of ...

Oklahoma Legislature's Wrong Priorities During Crisis

Doug Cox M.D. | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Doug Cox M.D.

I can't be silent when -- at a time of need for care, empathy, and community -- my colleagues in the Oklahoma state legislature are using the last days of session to further restrict Oklahoma women's access to health care.

Laura Bassett

House Republicans Offer Dueling Bills To Defund Planned Parenthood | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

House Republicans are so eager to strip federal family planning funds from Planned Parenthood that two of them have introduced identical bills to do s...