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Texas Planned Parenthood Perseveres, For Now

AP | WILL WEISSERT and PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — Planned Parenthood said Wednesday that Texas clinics are operating like normal for now, even as state officials move to quickly ...

Mitt Romney and the Temple of Womb

Karl Frisch | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Karl Frisch

"America's Comeback Team" of Romney/Ryan will come back for women's choice, women's health and women's pay, and they will not stop until all of the progress made in the fight for women's equality over the past 50 years has been erased.

Obama Campaign Ad Blasts Romney-Ryan On Women's Health

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Continuing its attacks on the GOP ticket over women's health issues, the Obama campaign released an ad late Friday blasting presumptive ...

Laura Bassett

Planned Parenthood Sues Arizona To Block Defunding Law | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

Planned Parenthood Arizona filed a lawsuit on Monday against a newly signed law that would prevent Medicaid patients in the state from choosing Planne...

Abstinence Got Me Pregnant

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 07.31.2012 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

My father ruined any shot I had at teen pregnancy the night senior second baseman Mike Sheridan came to call at our home and my dad answered the door conveniently cleaning his Magnum .45.

Laura Bassett

Another State May Defund Planned Parenthood | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

Pennsylvania State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) will introduce legislation on Wednesday that would defund Planned Parenthood, adding his state to a ...

Laura Bassett

Republican Sponsors Bill To Protect Planned Parenthood Funding | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

Planned Parenthood does not have many GOP friends in Congress, but one rare, pro-choice Republican in the House of Representatives stuck his neck out ...

Lucia Graves

Dem's Pro-Life Voting Record Sparks Debate | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

While Democrats and Republicans have been arguing throughout the campaign season about women's reproductive rights, the issue has now taken center sta...

Jan Brewer Signs Planned Parenthood Funding Ban

AP | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics

PHOENIX -- Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday signed into law a bill to cut off Planned Parenthood's access to taxpayer money funneled through the state for no...

Laura Bassett

Planned Parenthood In Ohio, Wisconsin Under Legislative Fire | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON-- The GOP may insist that there is no war on women, but the campaign against Planned Parenthood, which provides health care to one in five ...

Susan G. Komen Foundation Awards Grants To Planned Parenthood

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

The Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure will fund at least 17 Planned Parenthood affiliates in 2012. The number of grants is about the same numb...

A Letter to Mitt Romney: What 'Getting Rid' of Planned Parenthood Means

Carolyn Smithers | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Carolyn Smithers

Planned Parenthood saved my life. I had a routine pap test at a Planned Parenthood health center when I was 19 years old, and it detected cervical cancer. I was able to get treatment, and three decades have passed. Now my focus is on my daughters.

Seeing Red in Texas

Beth Broderick | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics
Beth Broderick

For women, reproductive health care is total health care. Without it I might not be alive to write this article and that is why I am seeing red in Texas.

Dems Attack Romney Over Controversial Remark

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coordinated attack by Democrats on Mitt Romney's plan to "get rid of" Planned Parenthood to help balance the federal budget is part of...

Confused About Breast Cancer? I'm Not

Fran Visco | Posted 04.15.2012 | Women
Fran Visco

Are we talking about the breast cancer issues that really matter?

Have We Really Come Down to a Boys Against the Girls Fight?

Hilary Rosen | Posted 04.10.2012 | Women
Hilary Rosen

This public debate on whether or not the Obama administration's sensible policy on covering birth control has turned into a boys against the girls fight. And the boys are out of touch and out of line.

WATCH: Planned Parenthood Hones In On Black Women In Wake Of Komen Shake Up

Posted 02.09.2012 | Black Voices

As the dust settles on last week's Susan G. Komen funding shakeup, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is directing their focus onto the n...

WATCH: Breast Cancer Survivor Gives Stirring Response To Komen Controversy

Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

Linda Burger, a 56-year-old breast cancer survivor from Las Vegas, Nevada, filmed an emotionally charged message earlier this month, expressing her pe...

WATCH: Keith Olbermann's Scathing New Special Comment

Posted 02.08.2012 | Media

In a fiery new Special Comment, Keith Olbermann blasted the Susan G. Komen Foundation and its founder and CEO Nancy Brinker on his Current TV show Tue...

Rise of Online Organizing Makes Internet Crowd a Must-Win Constituency

Kat Kane | Posted 04.08.2012 | New York
Kat Kane

The Internet not only narrows the participation gap between young and old, it lends a powerful platform to a typically quiet constituency -- we've grabbed the bullhorn and, all of a sudden, our agenda is beginning to resonate.

When (Right Wing) Bullies Can't Take a Punch

Eric Boehlert | Posted 04.08.2012 | Media
Eric Boehlert

When conservatives win grassroots battles of public opinion, it's democracy. When liberals win, it's totalitarianism and "disgusting." For a name-calling mob of bullies, the GOP ought to learn how to take a punch from the truth.

Planned Parenthood, Social Media, and a Win for Women's Health

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.08.2012 | Women
Arianna Huffington

The recent reversal by the Komen foundation of its decision to no longer fund grants to Planned Parenthood is a case study in how radically social media have changed the way institutions relate to those they purport to serve.

The Komen-Planned Parenthood Case -- A Philanthropic and Political Victory for Us All

Maxim Thorne | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Maxim Thorne

Can a former Board Member of a local Planned Parenthood defend the Susan G. Komen Foundation? Of course I can, and I will.

7 Lessons From Komen-Gate: What the Komen Controversy Taught Us About Race, Class and Cancer

Keli Goff | Posted 04.07.2012 | Women
Keli Goff

It's been a whirlwind week for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Planned Parenthood and any woman or man who cares about both organizations. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, there are lessons all of us who care about women's health and social change can glean from this saga.

Did Facebook Bring Down Susan G. Komen?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 04.07.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

While some may look at Facebook and see a cashbox or a narcissistic echo chamber, at least for today, we can see it as the social engine that may well have saved at least one woman's life.