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Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Rick Santorum Ties Planned Parenthood To Racism, Eugenics Movement

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Likely Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum was a fervent crusader against abortion rights while in the Senate and told repor...

Laura Bassett

Indiana Set To Defund Planned Parenthood

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.27.2011 | Politics

The Indiana state legislature is on the verge of becoming the first state to block Medicaid reimbursements for low-income patients seeking basic healt...

Laura Bassett

Anti-Abortion Movement Targets Black Women In Latest Efforts

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.22.2011 | Politics

On March 29, Texas-based anti-abortion group Life Always launched a billboard campaign on the South Side of Chicago that features a picture of Preside...

WATCH: Stewart Rips Sen. Kyl For Lying About Planned Parenthood

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 06.12.2011 | Comedy

On Monday night's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart picked up where he left off last Thursday: the (narrowly avoided) government shutdown over budget cuts. ...

Laura Bassett

What Exactly Is Title X Funding?

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

Title X, the only federal grant program dedicated solely to family planning and reproductive health services for low-income and uninsured patients, ha...

Jason Linkins

Shutdown Looms Over Tiny Sliver Of Planned Parenthood's Activities

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

The entire government will shut down in just about ten hours unless Democrats agree to allow House Republicans to hurl angry birds at every Planned Parenthood facility in America.

My Catholic Conscience: Doing The Right Thing For Women

Jon O'Brien | Posted 06.08.2011 | Religion
Jon O'Brien

As Catholics and as citizens, we must oppose the move to de-fund Planned Parenthood and stand up for our rights and freedom to follow our own consciences on these personal issues.

A Budget Proposal to Make Lives Shorter, Harder and Unhealthier

Carolyn Maloney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carolyn Maloney

The Republicans have proposed a plan that will change the daily lives of millions of women and children for the worse. And the hard cruelty of the cuts spans all ages, starting in the womb.

Laura Bassett

WATCH: Anti-Abortion Rights Group Targets Planned Parenthood In New Ad Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The anti-abortion rights group Susan B. Anthony List launched on Tuesday a television ad campaign targeting Planned Parenthood, whose fe...

We Cannot Go At It Alone

Rep. Karen Bass | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Rep. Karen Bass

Since 1945, the UN has been the vehicle through which we ensure national sovereignty, democracy and human rights. Yet, the GOP seems determined to withdraw the U.S. from its obligations to the UN.

Laura Bassett

Why The Fight Over Planned Parenthood Is About More Than Abortion

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As a teenager growing up in small-town Indiana, Elizabeth Miles didn't know that the local Planned Parenthood offered affordable contraception and oth...

Respecting Women

Pat Waak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Pat Waak

This legislation and debate isn't really about Planned Parenthood. It isn't really about abortion. It isn't about even birth control. It has always been about controlling women.

A Forced March for American Women: Back to the 19th Century

Carolyn Maloney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carolyn Maloney

Right now, in the halls of Congress and in states around the country, there is a calculated and cynical attempt underway to force the women of America to march in lockstep back to the 19th century.

Why "the Gays" Need Planned Parenthood Too

Thomas DeLorenzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas DeLorenzo

I grew up in Schenectady, a small city in upstate New York. Sex education was an embarrassing night with my younger brother in the school cafeteria w...

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 ...

Republicans Protect Billions in Health Insurance Company Profits

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

Unfortunately it's no shock that America's big insurance companies make huge amounts of money and then spend millions to own the Republican Party, which then protects their ability to make excessive profits and pay bloated CEO salaries.

Standing in Solidarity This Weekend (With Pride, and Some Distress)

Brad Lander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Lander

Reproductive rights and women's health are at very real risk, and it is time for us to stand up. That's why I'll be joining Planned Parenthood and a wide range other groups to stand up for women's health.

The Top 10 Names for the "Pro-Life," Pro-Cancer, Pro-UTI, Anti-Planned Parenthood Amendment

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Nothing says "sanctity of life" better than cervical cancer, breast cancer, and HIV!

Acts of Outrage, Indifference and Arrogance

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

The current attack on women's personal liberties, our access to reproductive health services and our right to lifesaving medical care is stunning in its scope, appalling in its indifference, and outrageous in its arrogance.

Apoplectic About Abortion: One Clergy Woman's Emotional Roller Coaster

Donna Schaper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Donna Schaper

From deep within my apoplexy, I ask: What in the name of God and goodness is Congress thinking? My reluctant and puzzled conclusion: Congress is moralizing about sex.

The Grand Old Party of Misogyny

Janine Balekdjian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janine Balekdjian

The GOP's latest efforts appear to be focused on attacking women with no particular rationale. Let's do a quick legislative roundup of the misogynistic free-for-all that our government has devolved into.

They Aren't Pro-Life, They Are Anti-Choice

Conan Neutron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Conan Neutron

I want anybody that cares about what a woman is allowed to do with her body to do one simple thing. Do not let ANYBODY use the term pro-life, ever. If...

The Conservative War Against Planned Parenthood

Bill de Blasio | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Bill de Blasio

As the conservative right steps up their attacks, New Yorkers should lead the fight to protect women and Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood and Me... and You

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tamar Abrams

My first encounter with Planned Parenthood was in 1978 as a college freshman. I recall three things from that long-ago visit.