Tag Archives: Planned Parenthood

SCOTUS Rejects Challenge To Arkansas Abortion Law

Reuters reports: In a setback to abortion rights advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday paved the way for Republican-backed restrictions on medication-induced abortions to take effect in Arkansas that could lead to the shuttering of two of the state’s three abortion clinics. The nine justices declined to hear an appeal by abortion provider Planned Parenthood of a lower court ...

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Fox Panel Flips Out After Guest Says Nobody Would Be Surprised If Trump Has Paid For Abortions [VIDEO]

During a Fox News panel about Trump’s plan to slash funding for Planned Parenthood, last night Democratic strategist Jehmu Greene wryly observed that “no one would be surprised if President Trump himself hadn’t personally funded multiple abortions.” Which, of course, is completely true, but host Pete Hegseth and right wing columnist Kristin Tate exploded, accusing Greene of spreading “irresponsible misinformation.” ...

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Head Of Planned Parenthood Steps Down [VIDEO]

Vogue reports: Cecile Richards is stepping down from her position as president of Planned Parenthood after more than a decade at its helm. Richards, 60, has become the de facto face of the reproductive rights organization, and has navigated major wins (such as getting 55 million women covered for birth control under the Affordable Care Act) and major obstacles (like ...

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Dan Savage’s #ITMFA Swag Campaign Cuts Second $100,000 Check For Planned Parenthood And ACLU

Just in from Dan Savage: I’m thrilled to announce that ITMFA is sending a second round of checks to the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood, and the International Refugee Assistance Project. This morning we sent off checks Planned Parenthood ($33,333.33), the ACLU ($33,333.33) and the International Refugee Assistance Project ($33,333.34)—money we raised selling ITMFA (“Impeach The Mother Fucker Already”) ...

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Trump Rolls Back Obamacare Birth Control Mandate

CNBC reports: The Trump administration is expanding exemptions to an Affordable Care Act rule requiring employers to include birth control coverage in health plans. On Friday, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury and Labor issued “interim final rules” to make more entities exempt from providing plans that cover contraceptives without a co-payment. They will create what a senior ...

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Ivanka Held Secret Meeting With Planned Parenthood

This will explode some heads on the right. Politico reports: In the weeks following her father’s inauguration, Ivanka Trump quietly reached out to the president of Planned Parenthood seeking common ground on the contentious issue of abortion. The first daughter requested a sit-down with Cecile Richards, the head of Planned Parenthood and a vocal surrogate for Hillary Clinton on the ...

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Franklin Graham Blasts Bush’s Daughter On Planned Parenthood Speech: It’s Like Fundraising For Auschwitz

“Planned Parenthood is the #1 abortion provider in the United States. Raising funds for this organization is like raising money to fund a Nazi death camp—like Auschwitz, except for innocent babies in their mother’s wombs! Reports say they perform over 300,000 abortions per year. And this is the organization whose employees were caught on video trying to sell baby body ...

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Tony Perkins: Planned Parenthood Is Paying Protesters $1500/Week To Demonstrate Against Donald Trump

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: No wonder there are so many anti-Trump protests. Apparently, there’s good money to be made in joining them! Barely a week after his election, Donald Trump is already creating jobs. Thanks to Planned Parenthood Action, Americans can make a good living joining their phony demonstrations against the president-elect. Craigslist ads like ...

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Planned Parenthood Ad Hits Trump On His Own Words: There Has To Be Punishment For Women [VIDEO]

Via Politico: If Planned Parenthood’s super PAC has its way, Donald Trump’s own words about abortion will sink him with swing women in three key battleground states next month. Starting Monday, Planned Parenthood Votes and Priorities USA Action, the main super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton, are teaming up to air a new 30-second digital spot geared at just those voters ...

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Florida GOP Rep. David Jolly Brings Jar Of Mosquitoes To US House Floor To Slam Impasse On Zika Funding

The Associated Press reports: Most people are trying to avoid Florida mosquitoes, blamed for dozens of cases of the Zika virus. But Republican Rep. David Jolly decided to make a point Wednesday by bringing a container of them to the House floor. “The politics of Zika are garbage right now,” the Florida lawmaker said in a short, angry speech condemning ...

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FLORIDA: House GOP Signals Retreat From Planned Parenthood Battle In Favor Of $1.1B Zika Funding Bill

The Hill reports: Several House Republicans in Florida say they’re willing to concede defeat in their party’s months-long battle over Planned Parenthood if that’s what it takes to pass a $1.1 billion funding package for the Zika virus. With Zika spreading rapidly in south Florida, even some of the most conservative members of Congress say GOP leaders should strike a ...

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Planned Parenthood Killer Found Unfit For Trial

From the New York Times: Robert L. Dear Jr., the self-described “warrior for the babies” who defiantly admitted to carrying out a shooting rampage at a Planned Parenthood center here last November, was declared on Wednesday unfit to stand trial by the judge overseeing the case. The ruling by Judge Gilbert A. Martinez found Mr. Dear to be mentally incompetent, ...

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Most Bizarre Counter-Protest Ever? [VIDEO]

The Satanic Temple describes the clip below: In response to a nationwide Planned Parenthood protest on April 23, 2016 members of The Satanic Temple of Detroit crashed the event dressed in bondage fetish wear, baby masks and diapers and engaged in group flagellation. The performers were then painted gold by adoring fetal idolizers. The action was intended to expose fetal ...

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Cruz Slams Trump On Planned Parenthood [VIDEO]

Todd Starnes is thrilled about the new Ted Cruz ad: Donald Trump accused Sen. Ted Cruz of lying about his position on Planned Parenthood during Saturday night’s Republican Presidential Debate in South Carolina. Cruz pointed out that for most of his life Trump had been “very pro-choice” and had once described himself as a “supporter of partial-birth abortion.” “Right now, ...

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TEXAS: Planned Parenthood Investigation Backfires, Grand Jury Instead Indicts Hoax Video Makers

The Houston Chronicle reports: A Harris County grand jury investigating allegations that a Planned Parenthood clinic in Houston illegally sold the tissue of aborted fetuses has cleared the organization of wrongdoing and instead indicted two anti-abortion activists behind the undercover videos that sparked the probe. Secret videographers David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt were both indicted on charges of tampering with ...

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Hillary And Bernie Bicker Over “Establishment” Label

This nonsense has been going on for a couple of days and I’ve ignored it until now because it’s just such a dumb argument. Anyway, yesterday afternoon Hillary Clinton took to CNN to respond. Video is below. Via CNN: Hillary Clinton on Thursday sought to turn Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “establishment” attack right back on him — saying he served in ...

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Texas Strips HIV Funding From Planned Parenthood

I’d say this is unbelievable, but this is Texas. Via the Houston Press: The State of Texas continued its scorched-earth strategy in dealing with Planned Parenthood this week by stopping more than half a million dollars in federal funding the organization uses for HIV prevention and screening across the Greater Houston area. That money, some $600,000 every year, comes from ...

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Franklin Graham: I Quit The GOP

Via Fox News: Evangelist Franklin Graham announced Tuesday he is leaving the Republican Party over the GOP-led spending bill passed last week, calling it “wasteful” and likening funding of Planned Parenthood to Nazi concentration camps. “Shame on the Republicans and the Democrats for passing such a wasteful spending bill last week,” he said. “And to top it off, funding Planned ...

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Todd Starnes Has The GOP Sadz

Todd Starnes today announced that he’s left the Republican Party, presumably because they failed to defund Planned Parenthood. Earlier today both chambers of Congress overwhelmingly approved a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that appropriates about $500M to Planned Parenthood – the full amount requested by Democrats.

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US House Fully Funds Planned Parenthood

In a huge defeat for Teabagistan, this morning the US House overwhelmingly approved its omnibus spending bill which fully funds Planned Parenthood. The Wall Street Journal reports: In a 316-113 vote, a coalition of more centrist Democrats and Republicans passed the spending bill that would avoid a shutdown when the government’s current funding expires at 12:01 a.m. ET on Dec. ...

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