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A member of the New York Police Department stands outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in the Manhattan borough of New York, November 28, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Planned Parenthood Is Fighting Back

Planned Parenthood is battling on multiple legal fronts across the country, close to a year after the airing of several heavily edited videos that purported to show staff selling fetal tissue. The organization has filed 15 lawsuits challenging states that want to defund or otherwise curtail its activities.

June 6, 2016

Texas Prosecutor Offers Probation To Anti-Abortion Activist Behind Video

David Daleiden’s lawyer says he will reject deal. Daleiden told a news conference outside court that he wants Texas to prosecute Planned Parenthood.

February 4, 2016
David Daleiden

For Planned Parenthood, Justice Seldom Gets More Poetic

Yes, lies have always moved faster than truth. But it feels good to see truth pull even every now and then.

January 31, 2016

Anti-Abortion Activists Get Caught In Their Own Sting

Like other so-called stings by ultraconservative “citizen-journalists,” this operation did not depend on fairness, accuracy or transparency. Of course, that didn’t stop conservative politicians from pouncing on the opportunity to show their support.

January 30, 2016

This Week In Crazy: Put The Devil Back Into Hell

666 is not only the number of the Beast — it is also, it seems, the number of weeks this election cycle has been going on. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

January 29, 2016

Late Night Roundup: The Colbert Presidential Candidate Town Hall

Stephen got in all the typical candidate remarks and poses, like rolling up his sleeves — and his pants leg.

January 27, 2016
David Daleiden

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

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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Texas Defunds Planned Parenthood; Court Orders Louisiana To Keep Funding In Place

Those videos by the Center for Medical Progress continue to ripple throughout conservative states.

October 19, 2015

Planned Parenthood Stops Taking Reimbursement For Fetal Tissue Procurements

This is the entire issue those misleading videos focused on.

October 13, 2015

Senate Stops Bill Defunding Planned Parenthood

A majority of senators — 42 Democrats, two independents and eight Republicans — banded together to stop the anti-abortion effort on a procedural vote.

September 24, 2015

Congress Readies To Shut Down Government Over Planned Parenthood Funding

Congress is back in session, and that means a possible government shutdown over funding Planned Parenthood.

September 8, 2015

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

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

Ben Carson Tries Again On Fetal Tissue Research Story

Ben Carson has mounted a full response to the story that he had reportedly participated in a study involving fetal tissue research — though even his answer might not fully satisfy every question.

August 14, 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

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

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
Planned Parenthood

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

White House Opposes Congress Cutting Off Planned Parenthood Funds

Planned Parenthood said it broke no laws, because abortion providers are allowed to charge costs to cover expenses associated with fetal tissue donation.

July 30, 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