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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.

Laura Bassett

House Republicans Offer Dueling Bills To Defund Planned Parenthood

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Amanda Terkel

Planned Parenthood President Outlines Plan If Romney Wins

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Mitt Romney wins Tuesday's presidential election, one of the first groups that could take a hit is Planned Parenthood. Romney has pro...

Laura Bassett

Planned Parenthood Sues Arizona To Block Defunding Law

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Laura Bassett

State Lawmakers Override Veto, Defund Planned Parenthood

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

North Carolina's Republican-controlled state legislature voted Monday night to override Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's veto of a state budget that strip...

Laura Bassett

Republican Sponsors Bill To Protect Planned Parenthood Funding

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Laura Bassett

Planned Parenthood President: Mitt Romney's Plan To 'Get Rid Of' Us Won't Balance Budget

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said that she was traveling in Texas Tuesday when she read about Mitt Romn...

Laura Bassett

Komen To Donors: Should We Apologize?

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

After Susan G. Komen for the Cure's controversial decision several weeks ago to cut funding to Planned Parenthood, and the subsequent reversal of that...

Laura Bassett

Handel Breaks Her Silence

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

Karen Handel, the politically embattled former vice president of public affairs for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, has broken her silence about her role...

The Republican Plan for Planned Parenthood

Linda Flanagan | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Linda Flanagan

"Defund Planned Parenthood" has become a rallying cry of the right nationwide, and an ideological purity test, despite the fact that the United States has one of the highest rates of unintended pregnancy in the industrialized world.

Laura Bassett

Kansas Planned Parenthood Ruling Could Protect It In Other States

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

A federal judge in Kansas issued another victory for Planned Parenthood on Monday, temporarily blocking the implementation of a law that would have de...

Laura Bassett

Defunding Planned Parenthood Opposed By Most Americans: Polls

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Six states -- Texas, Indiana , North Carolina, Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Kansas -- have defunded Planned Parenthood during the 2011 l...

Laura Bassett

Birth Control May Become Free Under All Health Insurance Plans

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A highly influential panel of medical experts recommended to the U.S. Department of Health on Tuesday that all health insurance plans be...

Laura Bassett

The State War On Planned Parenthood Heats Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics

When 21-year old Christina Martel would renew her birth control prescription at Planned Parenthood, it was usually a relatively simple affair. But thi...

Laura Bassett

Kansas Hires Koch Brothers' Attorneys To Defend Against Planned Parenthood

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

After passing a measure to defund Planned Parenthood over the non-issue of "taxpayer-funded abortions" last month, the state of Kansas has hired an ex...

Laura Bassett

Planned Parenthood Defunded In New Hampshire

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics

Until July 1, a low-income New Hampshire woman paid an average of $5 to fill a birth control pill prescription at any of the state's six Planned Paren...

Laura Bassett

Texas GOP Takes Drastic Measures To Defund Planned Parenthood

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an attempt to defund Planned Parenthood without breaking any federal rules, Texas lawmakers passed two measures this month that will ...

Laura Bassett

Planned Parenthood Lands Victory

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

Four states have passed legislation defunding Planned Parenthood so far this year, but the family planning provider is not going down without a fight....

Laura Bassett

Two More States Try To Pull Planned Parenthood Funding

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics

Lawmakers in Wisconsin and Tennessee advanced legislation this week to pull state funding from Planned Parenthood because some of its clinics offer ab...

Laura Bassett

Kansas Anti-Abortion Bill Could Also Block Planned Parenthood Funding

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Kansas state legislature passed a bill early Friday morning that bans insurance companies from offering abortion coverage in their g...

Laura Bassett

Planned Parenthood Defunding Law To Proceed In Indiana

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that a new bill that cuts off government funding to Planned Parenthood stands. Planned Parenthood of ...

Laura Bassett

Oklahoma GOP Aims At Planned Parenthood, Hits Low-Income Food Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In order to stop Planned Parenthood from being able to distribute them, lawmakers in Oklahoma are mulling legislation that would make nu...

Amanda Terkel

Indiana Bill Would Force Doctors To Tell Women That Having An Abortion May Lead To Breast Cancer

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of protesters rallied at the Indiana statehouse on Tuesday in opposition to restrictive abortion measures that would, among oth...

Amanda Terkel

Scott Walker's Budget Defunds Planned Parenthood, Targets Contraception Access

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) continues to wait out the state's Senate Democrats on his budget bill that would strip collective ...

Jason Linkins

The Nationwide Effort To Restrict Reproductive Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As has been noted here and elsewhere, 2011 has seen a nationwide resurgence in the effort to curtail women's reproductive rights. I know! It's almost...