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Planned Parenthood Funding

Judge Orders Kansas To Resume Planned Parenthood Funding

AP | ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics

WICHITA, Kan. — A federal judge ordered Kansas to immediately resume funding a Planned Parenthood chapter on the same quarterly schedule that ex...

Laura Bassett

Planned Parenthood, States Battle In Court | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

The states launched an unprecedented avalanche of attacks against Planned Parenthood in their 2011 legislative sessions, but Planned Parenthood is bat...

Judge Blocks Kansas Law That Would Defund Planned Parenthood

AP | ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

WICHITA, Kan. — An incredulous federal judge on Monday rejected the state's claim that a new Kansas statute that denied Planned Parenthood feder...

Laura Bassett

Defunding Planned Parenthood Opposed By Most Americans: Polls | 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...

States Pass Record Wave Of Anti-Abortion Laws

AP | DAVID CRARY and TIMBERLY ROSS | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics

OMAHA, Neb. — Inspired by a contentious Nebraska law, abortion opponents in five other states have won passage of measures banning virtually all...

Birth Control? Really? (Yes, Really!)

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 09.19.2011 | Women
Ellen R. Shaffer

Today the Institute of Medicine reported what most breathing humans know more or less reflexively: That contraception is a preventive health care service. Why is this even a question? And why must we answer it now?

Dumping Out the Garbage

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

I was out of town for the past three weeks, and so a few stories slipped through the cracks. I thought it would be best to catch up with just a quick wrap-up.

Laura Bassett

Planned Parenthood Defunded In New Hampshire | 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...

Kansas Abortion Rules Spark Patient Privacy Fears

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. — Abortion-rights supporters worried Tuesday that regulations Kansas is trying to enact would give the state health department unfe...

Restrictive Kansas Abortion Law Challenged In Federal Court

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A federal judge temporarily blocked Kansas from enforcing new abortion regulations Friday that would have prevented two of t...

Texas To Defund Planned Parenthood

Politico | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics

The Texas Legislature approved a bill Monday that would both compel the state to push the Obama administration to convert Texas’s Medicaid program i...

Laura Bassett

Planned Parenthood Lands Victory | 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....

The Real Costs of Politicians' Obsession With Reproductive Rights

Toni Panetta | Posted 08.23.2011 | Denver
Toni Panetta

The GOP's anti-abortion, anti-birth control contingent is all too willing to sell out America's women and their families in their quest to out-pro-life each other.

Planned Parenthood Stops Seeing Medicaid Patients In Indiana

AP | RICK CALLAHAN | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — Thousands of low-income Planned Parenthood of Indiana patients were left fending for themselves Tuesday to pay for birth control,...

Laura Bassett

Wisconsin Set To Defund Planned Parenthood, Slash Family Planning | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is expected to sign a budget bill on Tuesday that eliminates state and federal funding from nine of the ...

Planned Parenthood May Take North Carolina To Court Over Funding Cut

Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

By Jim Brumm WILMINGTON, North Carolina -– Planned Parenthood said on Thursday it is considering a legal challenge of North Carolina's decisi...

Laura Bassett

North Carolina GOP Overrides Veto, Axes Planned Parenthood Funding | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

Republican state representatives in North Carolina voted to override Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's veto of the state budget Wednesday morning, ensuring...

GOP Rep Pressed Over Medicare, Planned Parenthood At Town Hall | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics

Facing an audience with a liberal bent, U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Hunterdon County) spent two hours fielding questions as part of a town hall meeting...

Laura Bassett

The Cost Of Defunding Indiana Planned Parenthood | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics

As a federal judge considers whether to block the implementation of a recently-passed law that defunds Planned Parenthood of Indiana, more than 20,000...

Betrayal On Capitol Hill

Tony Campolo | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Campolo

In exchange for getting support for Planned Parenthood from the Republicans, the Democrats were more than ready to betray the poor people they claim to represent.

Laura Bassett

Unintended Pregnancies Cost Taxpayers $11 Billion A Year: Report | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

During a recent debate over a bill that would make it necessary for women to buy separate, abortion-only insurance policies to cover the expensive pro...

Laura Bassett

Two More States Try To Pull Planned Parenthood Funding | 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

Indiana Planned Parenthood Sees Flood Of Donations After Defunding | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics

Nicole Robbins, 31, is a single mother in Indianapolis, Indiana, who has been visiting Planned Parenthood for pap tests, breast exams and birth contro...

Laura Bassett

Kansas Anti-Abortion Bill Could Also Block Planned Parenthood Funding | 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...

Planned Parenthood Funding: A Religion of Control versus A Religion of Life

Rev. Chuck Freeman | Posted 07.13.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Freeman

This week Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels signed a law that will cut off about $2 million of the $3 million Planned Parenthood of Indiana receives annually in federal funds and make Indiana the first state to prohibit the use of Medicaid at Planned Parenthood.