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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.

John Celock

Tea Party Lawmakers Consider Shocking Women's Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

New Hampshire's 2012 legislative session has not been a good one for women so far. House Republicans passed an amendment on Wednesday that would defun...

Santorum Discusses Controversial Stance

Taylors-Wade Hampton Patch | Chris Winston and Andrew Moore | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

"It's been clarified about oh, 150,000 times, so I'll clarify 150,001," Santorum said. "I've never said I wanted to ban birth control. I wouldn't vote...

Women: A Year in Review (2011)

Christine Bork | Posted 02.11.2012 | Chicago
Christine Bork

As we reflect on this year's events, let's celebrate women's progress, recognize what needs to be improved and take the next steps -- together -- into the New Year.

Rick Perry Urges State To Repeal Gay Marriage, Defund Planned Parenthood

Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, campaigning in New Hampshire Friday, praised legislators in the state for working to repeal the state's ...

Amanda Terkel

Eric Cantor Condemns Occupy Wall Street 'Mobs'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top House GOP leaders assured attendees at the 2011 Values Voter Summit Friday morning that despite all the attention on fixing the nati...

Laura Bassett

Republicans Revive Mission For Controversial Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Title X, the federal family planning grant that funds birth control and preventative health services for more than five million low-inco...

Laura Bassett

Planned Parenthood Investigation Is An Abuse Of Government Resources, Democrats Charge

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ranking Democrats on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce sharply criticized Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) on Tuesday over his call ...

Female Comedians Come Together To Support Planned Parenthood

Posted 11.26.2011 | Comedy

Comedian Lizz Winstead -- recently named HuffPost's "Greatest Person Of The Day" -- has spent her summer performing benefit shows all over the country...

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.

John Boehner Gets Primary Challenge From Tea Party Activist

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

CINCINNATI (AP) — A tea party activist is challenging U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) in the 2012 Republican primary. The ...

Kansas To Comply With Planned Parenthood Order

AP | By ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

WICHITA, Kan. -- Kansas officials said Wednesday the state will obey a federal judge's order to immediately fund Planned Parenthood clinics while the ...