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U.S. President Obama answers a reporter's question after delivering a statement on the economy in the press briefing room at the White House in Washington

5 Ways ‘Obama Knows Exactly What He’s Doing’

Marco Rubio’s canned assessment of Barack Obama is right. Obama clearly knows what he’s doing. Because despite inevitable imperfections and failings, his successes far outshine his limitations.

February 7, 2016
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Anti-Planned Parenthood Activists Get Indicted For Their Attempted Sting Operation

A probe that began as an investigation of alleged wrongdoing by Planned Parenthood found evidence of other crimes instead.

January 25, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks at the Growth and Opportunity Party at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa

Preschoolers Were Unwitting Props In Fiorina’s Anti-Abortion Rally

In what can only be described as a bad judgement call, Carly Fiorina turned a group of young schoolchildren into becoming props for a rally against abortion in Des Moines, Iowa.

January 22, 2016
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Planned Parenthood Files U.S. Lawsuit Against Group Behind Secret Videos

Planned Parenthood filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday arguing that a group acted illegally when it secretly recorded videos alleging the women’s health organization profited from selling fetal tissue from abortions.

January 14, 2016
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Women Share Abortion Stories With Supreme Court Justices

These women and others want the Supreme Court to know about their experiences as the justices prepare for a key abortion-access case that arises out of Texas but can touch every state.

January 9, 2016
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As U.S. Abortion Case Looms, Both Sides Seek Personal Touch

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear its first abortion case in nearly a decade, both sides have been quietly gathering vivid personal accounts from women to supplement the dry legal arguments, believing the effort could appeal particularly to swing-vote Justice Anthony Kennedy.

January 3, 2016
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2015: Our Very Own Year In Review

A selection of our best analysis, commentary, and reporting from 2015.

December 31, 2015
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Texas Law Sharply Curbs Access To Abortion, Clinics Tell Supreme Court

Lawyers for Whole Woman’s Health and other clinics argued that law imposes an undue burden on women seeking to end their pregnancies, in violation of Supreme Court decisions protecting abortion rights.

December 29, 2015
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It All Begins With The GOP

The Republican base is a deeply divided one. The moderates are increasingly marginalized in their party as Evangelical and Tea Party segments grow more defensive of views that are increasingly unpopular and under threat nationally.

December 6, 2015
A sign is pictured at the entrance to a Planned Parenthood building in New York

Championing Planned Parenthood, One Classmate At A Time

That notion of “common ground” might strike some as an impossible goal in debates about abortion rights. But in education and outreach, Planned Parenthood endeavors to create a safe, inclusive space that can engage a spectrum of viewpoints, and to espouse “facts, not fear.”

December 3, 2015
Police officers and fire department personnel lead people who were in a Planned Parenthood center out of an armored vehicle, after reports of an active shooter in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Obama Hopes Colorado Shooting Will Spark Action On Guns, Honest Conversation About Abortion

A weary-sounding President Obama voiced Tuesday his hope — yet again — that a mass shooting in America might actually inspire action on gun control.

December 1, 2015
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Police Name Suspect In Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood Shooting

Police in Colorado Springs identified Robert L. Dear as the suspect Saturday. He was being held without bail, scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Monday.

November 28, 2015
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Attacks Against Planned Parenthood Have Long History

The organization has faced attacks and arson since the 1980s. Here’s a look at some of the violent attacks the organization and healthcare providers have faced over the years.

November 27, 2015
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Judges: Wisconsin Abortion Admitting Privileges Law Unconstitutional

Federal appeals judges on Monday agreed with a lower court that a politically polarizing 2013 abortion law is unconstitutional, finding it endangered the health of women.

November 25, 2015
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Book Review: ‘Notorious RBG’ Explores The Legacy Of ‘An Underestimated Woman’

‘Notorious RBG,’ in its celebration of the trailblazing Supreme Court Justice, glosses over some of the hardships she faced.

November 23, 2015
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How Abortion Politics Played A Part In The Unrest At Mizzou

Jonathan Butler started a hunger strike over the way minorities were treated at the University of Missouri Columbia. One of his grievances was that Planned Parenthood services had been cut from the school.

November 16, 2015
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Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Biggest Abortion Case In 2 Decades

The Supreme Court is taking on the challenge of Texas’ new law that imposed new medical regulations that would in effect shut down three-fourths of the state’s abortion clinics.

November 13, 2015
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Champions For Modern Womanhood: A Thank-You Note, Margaret

Thank you, Margaret Sanger. How little has changed since you founded Planned Parenthood — the major women’s health care provider Republican lawmakers threaten to “defund.” That kind of sore talk was nothing new to you.

October 2, 2015
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Online Abortion Rights Movement Comes At A Cost

There’s no recognizable champion for abortion. Activists want to change that.

October 1, 2015
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Chaffetz: My Graph Wasn’t Misleading!

Chaffetz: “I can understand where people would say that arrows went different directions, but the numbers are accurate.”

October 1, 2015
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Standing Tall For Planned Parenthood

“It’s a shame to think that there are people in this country who are so committed to ending women’s access to both birth control and safe and legal abortion that they’ll really resort to any means to try to entrap people, twist the truth, in order to reach their ends.”

October 1, 2015
Planned Parenthood Federation president Richards testifies before House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in Washington

Cecile Richards Defends Planned Parenthood To House Oversight Committee

Although the subject of the hearing was nominally the use of federal funds, the ethics and legality of abortion itself were very much on the line.

September 29, 2015
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House Republicans Attack Planned Parenthood, Utterly Fail At Basic Math

Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) betrayed not only a nakedly partisan agenda to punish the women’s health organization by withdrawing federal support, but also a complete dishonesty with basic math.

September 29, 2015
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When Liars Debate, The Truth Always Loses

Try as they will to reject Trump, he fits in perfectly among Republicans – and not only because he worships money, spews xenophobic nonsense, and encourages callous bigotry. Like them, he relies on fabrications and falsehoods, manipulating the prejudices of ill-informed voters.

September 17, 2015
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Sanders Preaches Message Of Morality And Justice At Liberty University

At Liberty University, Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders sought to make his brand of democratic socialism palatable to an audience of conservative Christians.

September 14, 2015
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