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Laura Bassett

Planned Parenthood In Ohio, Wisconsin Under Legislative Fire

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Planned Parenthood Worthy of Continued Financial Support

Ed Koch | Posted 04.07.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

Undoubtedly, the pledges that were forthcoming have more than made up for Komen's annual grants of $700,000. I decided I would send my own contribution of $1,000 -- I had never contributed to Planned Parenthood before.

Karen Handel Needs to Resign

Shaunna Thomas | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
Shaunna Thomas

Handel's continued presence as a leader at Komen threatens to undo all of the work they do on behalf of women and breast cancer awareness -- even if the effectiveness of that work is under legitimate scrutiny.

When One Women's Health Advocate Is Pitted Against Another, No One Wins

Mara Leventhal | Posted 04.04.2012 | Miami
Mara Leventhal

This rapid-fire progression of statements, counter-statements, letters from Congress, and board resignations was a down-and-dirty fight for the title of "True Advocate for Women's Health."

Komen Abandons Contentious Plans After Backlash

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK — For leaders of the nation's pre-eminent breast-cancer charity, it was a firestorm they didn't see coming – and couldn't withsta...

WTF Was Susan G. Komen Thinking?

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 04.04.2012 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

As any seasoned marketer will tell you, jumping head first into avoidable controversy will spell disaster for your brand. Whatever doesn't build a brand invariably kills it.

The Real Power of Ribbons

Melissa Manchester | Posted 04.04.2012 | Impact
Melissa Manchester

Together, one download at a time, we will not only keep breast health away from politics, but we will show the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Planned Parenthood and women everywhere the real power of ribbons!

Ex-Susan G. Komen Board Member to Progressives: Stay "Far Away"

Jeffrey Campagna | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey Campagna

Ellis joins a chorus of outrage erupting across the country, including petitions sponsored by MoveOn and Credo Action, urging the organization to "put women's lives before politics" and not to "cave to anti-woman extremists."

Komen Foundation Website Appeared Hacked

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation's website appeared to be hacked briefly early Thursday morning. A banner on the website was changed from...

On Planned Parenthood and Komen: What You Can Do

Cecile Richards | Posted 04.02.2012 | Women
Cecile Richards

The news this week that the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, after years of pressure from political groups, will end its support of lifesaving breast cancer screening at Planned Parenthood health centers comes as a blow to women across America.