Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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
Jackie Speier

Online Abortion Rights Movement Comes At A Cost

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

October 1, 2015

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
Planned Parenthood Federation president Richards shakes hands with Chairman Chaffetz at  House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in Washington

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

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

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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This Week In Crazy: What Will You Say ‘When Daddy Comes Home’?

Summer is winding to a close, and sanity is in short supply.

September 4, 2015
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Conservatives Double Down On Anti-Abortion Extremism

It is becoming difficult to escape the conclusion that conservatives would rather fight about abortion than reduce it.

August 24, 2015
Republican 2016 presidential candidates pose at the start of the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland

Analysis: Much Of GOP Presidential Field Has Moved To The Right On Abortion

As we roll toward the 2016 presidential election, the Republican Party seems to have undergone a vigorous rightward turn on the subject of abortion.

August 21, 2015
Protesters stand on a sidewalk outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Vista, California

Republicans Aim For Their Own Feet

The party has an unerring genius for alienating exactly the demographics it needs to win the White House.

August 20, 2015
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If Abortion Foes Were Really ‘Pro-Life,’ They’d Go After Fertility Clinics Too

Why do anti-abortion activists and politicians exhaust themselves trying to destroy Planned Parenthood, while ignoring embryo-destroying fertility clinics?

August 19, 2015
Protesters gather outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Vista, California

Abortion Opponents Show Little Concern For Poor Kids

If this outrage reflected genuine concern about lives ended while still in the womb, wouldn’t more conservatives be worried about what happens to poor babies once they are born?

August 15, 2015
Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson answers a question at the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland

Ben Carson Did Medical Research With Aborted Fetal Tissue, Too

Carson’s apparent reasoning seems to be: Yes, he’s done medical research on fetal tissue — but he didn’t do the abortion and collect it himself.

August 13, 2015
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Anti-Abortion Group Continues Its Attack On Planned Parenthood With New Video

An anti-abortion group’s campaign to discredit Planned Parenthood with deceptively edited and dubiously produced videos continues.

August 12, 2015
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The Phony, Unprincipled War On Planned Parenthood

If you oppose abortion and you’re not ready to promote the most effective ways of preventing unwanted pregnancies, you’re not serious.

August 12, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames

U.S. Presidential Candidate Rubio Defends Stance Against Abortion

He co-sponsored a bill in 2013 that aimed to ban late-stage abortions and included exceptions for rape, incest and to save the life of the mother.

August 11, 2015

Late Night Roundup: ‘A Pap Smear Campaign’

Larry Wilmore lambasted the willful lack of nuance, context, or facts in the anti-Planned Parenthood campaign — and he coined a new phrase for what’s going on.

August 5, 2015
U.S. Senate Majority Leader McConnell addresses reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

Vote To Defund Planned Parenthood Exposes Republicans’ Lack of Coherence

Monday’s Senate vote to defund Planned Parenthood was a do-or-die moment for the Republican party.

August 3, 2015

Hillary Clinton: ‘I’m Proud To Stand With Planned Parenthood’

Clinton: ‘When they attack women’s health, they attack America’s health. And it’s wrong, and we’re not going to let them get away with it.’

August 3, 2015
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Anti-Abortion Videos Provoke Ethical Crisis For Doctors, Pols — And Media

The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) continues to cause political problems for Planned Parenthood, while challenging media outlets to strike a balance between covering the group’s activities and spreading their strident anti-abortion message.

August 1, 2015

Why The Group Trying To Frame Planned Parenthood Is Guilty As Hell

Shady, shady, shady. But what do you expect from anti-choice activists?

July 23, 2015
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Scott Walker Signs Restrictive Abortion Bill in Wisconsin

Walker and supporters say it’s because they want to protect the unborn “child” from “feeling pain.”

July 20, 2015
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