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Federal Prosecutors Seek To Forcibly Medicate Planned Parenthood Shooter: He Thinks Witches Are After Him

The Denver Post reports: Federal prosecutors want to forcibly medicate the man charged with carrying out a deadly mass shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs seven years ago in an attempt to move forward with the long-stalled criminal cases against him. Robert Dear, 64, has repeatedly admitted to killing three people and wounding nine others during a …

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Bezos’s Ex Gives Record $275M To Planned Parenthood

Reuters reports: Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $275 million to women’s healthcare provider Planned Parenthood, the largest gift from a single donor in the organization’s more than 100-year history, Planned Parenthood said on Wednesday. The donation, which is part of Scott’s pledge to give away the majority of her wealth, was made to Planned Parenthood’s national office and 21 regional …

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Texas Sues Planned Parenthood For Medicaid Payments

The Texas Tribune reports: The state of Texas has filed a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood, seeking $10 million in Medicaid payments issued to the health care provider since 2017. This is the latest in the state’s yearslong battle to remove Planned Parenthood as a Medicaid provider in Texas. Gov. Greg Abbott first vowed to cut Planned Parenthood’s funding in 2015, …

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Knoxville Planned Parenthood Clinic Fire Ruled Arson

Knoxville’s ABC News affiliate reports: Investigators with the Knoxville Fire Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), have determined that the fire at the Planned Parenthood in Knoxville was purposely set. The KFD says the individual or individuals who started the fire have not been identified yet. The fire took place on Dec. 31 at around 6:39 …

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Knoxville Planned Parenthood Clinic Destroyed In Fire

Knoxville’s ABC News affiliate reports: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents are assisting the Knoxville Fire Department’s investigation into Friday’s fire that destroyed a Planned Parenthood Center, but officials say there is no evidence at this time that indicates the fire was intentionally set. “It’s because it is Planned Parenthood, because of the political nature of Planned Parenthood,” …

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Hacker Breaches Planned Parenthood’s Patient Details

The Washington Post reports: A hacker gained access to the personal information of hundreds of thousands of Planned Parenthood patients last month, the reproductive health-care group’s Los Angeles branch said Wednesday. The breach is limited to the Los Angeles affiliate, and spokesperson John Erickson said there is no indication at this point that the information was “used for fraudulent purposes.” …

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Anti-Abortion Activists Ordered To Pay At Least $2M To Planned Parenthood After Jury’s 2019 RICO Verdict

The Christian Post reports: A federal judge has issued an order demanding that a group of pro-life activists who were behind a series of undercover videos taken at Planned Parenthood facilities and abortion conferences are liable for more than $1.2 million in damages. U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick of the Northern District of California released an order today against …

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2015 Planned Parenthood Shooter Indicted For Murder, Tells Judge, “I’m Not Crazy, I’m Just A Religious Zealot”

The Christian Post reports: A federal grand jury has indicted Robert L. Dear, charging him with committing a mass shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in 2015 that resulted in three deaths, including a police officer. The grand jury indicted Dear on 68 counts, including 65 counts of violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act and 3 counts …

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Haters Lose Major Suit Against Planned Parenthood

Courthouse News reports: A federal jury found an anti-abortion cohort led by David Daleiden caused substantial harm to Planned Parenthood by infiltrating abortion industry conferences to secretly tape abortion doctors and staff, and awarded punitive damages of $870,000. Daleiden, who heads the Center for Medical Progress, and his co-defendant Sandra Merritt, posed as human tissue procurers for a fake company …

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Planned Parenthood Targets Senate With $45M Fund

The Hill reports: Planned Parenthood’s super PAC announced a $45 million electoral campaign on Wednesday to defeat President Trump and Republicans in key Senate races. The investment will fund “large-scale” grassroots organization and canvass, digital, television, radio and mail programs. “Next November, our very rights and freedoms will be on the ballot,” said Kelley Robinson, executive director of Planned Parenthood …

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Supreme Court Rejects Appeal From Right Wing Group That Secretly Recorded Planned Parenthood Employees

The Associated Press reports: The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from an anti-abortion group that surreptitiously recorded Planned Parenthood employees. The justices joined lower courts Monday in allowing Planned Parenthood’s racketeering and other claims against the Center for Medical Progress to proceed. Two members of the group also are facing criminal charges in California over the secret recordings. The …

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Tony Perkins: “Reserve Judgment” On Brett Kavanaugh

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: For a taxpayer-funded organization, Planned Parenthood has gotten away with a lot. So three years ago, when David Daleiden stumbled on the biggest scandal of the year — the group’s baby body parts ring — states thought they finally had the proof they needed to cut those Medicaid contracts. Eleven tried, …

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Right Wing Christians Turn On “Fraud” Brett Kavanaugh

Yesterday Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh voted with the majority to reject an attempt to defund Planned Parenthood. As you’d expect, right wing Christians, who were among his biggest fans during the confirmation process, already have their knives out. World Net Daily‘s Joseph Farah writes: I hate to say it, but I saw this one coming. When President Trump selected …

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SCOTUS Rejects Bid To Defund Planned Parenthood

Reuters reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dealt a setback to Louisiana and Kansas, turning away their appeals of lower court rulings that blocked their efforts to end public funding to Planned Parenthood, a national women’s healthcare and abortion provider, through the Medicaid program. The justices’ decision to turn away both states’ appeals leaves intact lower court rulings that …

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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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