Sunday, November 29, 2015
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Obama Says U.S. Has To ‘Do Something’ About Guns After Colorado Shooting

“We have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets to people who have no business wielding them. Enough is enough.”

November 28, 2015

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

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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Planned Parenthood Sues Texas Over Medicaid Funding

Planned Parenthood and 10 of its patients sued the state of Texas on Monday to block officials from cutting off Medicaid funds, calling the state’s actions “political” and part of a long-term pattern of denying reproductive health care to women.

November 24, 2015
University of Missouri Columbia students campus

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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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
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Planned Parenthood Stops Taking Reimbursement For Fetal Tissue Procurements

This is the entire issue those misleading videos focused on.

October 13, 2015
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Uproar Over Fetal Tissue Affects ‘Under-The-Radar’ Lab

A little-known Seattle research lab is now worried that their work — uncontroversial for decades — will be under fire, due to those anti-abortion videos released this summer.

October 7, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina listens to a question after speaking at Cornerstone Action: Practical Federalism 2016 at the University of Southern New Hampshire in Hooksett

A Flagrant Liar For President?

Fiorina is throwing out a blizzard of lies, not only about Planned Parenthood, but also about who she is. She’s the personification of corporate greed and economic inequality, and she’s trying to bamboozle Republicans into thinking she belongs in the White House.

October 7, 2015

Benghazi, Emails, Planned Parenthood: How D.C. Press Keeps Enabling The GOP’s Orchestrated Distractions

Journalists would be wise to take note of the pattern of plain deception behind various GOP-sponsored pursuits, and ask themselves if they want to keep sponsoring these planned distractions.

October 3, 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
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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

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

Late Night Roundup: The Mark of The Christie

Chris Christie sat down for an interview on “The Daily Show” — in which Trevor Noah asked where exactly he should get his stamp to track him as an immigrant worker.

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
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at the the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Forum in Des Moines

The Republican Brand Is Tea Party

Democrats have their own problems, but they are far more in step with mainstream America while the GOP remains more interested in appeasing a narrow base than governing a diverse country.

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

Endorse This: Oversight Of The Oversight

Watch as the committee’s lead Democrat, Elijah Cummings of Maryland, points to the political double-standard in the Planned Parenthood debate.

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

Congress Begins Advancing Spending Bill With Deadline Looming

John Boehner’s resignation as Speaker of the House has helped free him and his Republican colleagues in Congress for something important: doing their job.

September 28, 2015
U.S. House Speaker Boehner publicly announces his resignation during news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

Boehner Says Will Avoid U.S. Government Shutdown; Slams ‘False Prophets’

Blasting hard-line conservatives as “false prophets,” U.S. House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday said Congress will avoid a government shutdown this week.

September 27, 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

Senate Bill Would Keep Federal Agencies Open Into December: McConnell

Senate Republicans initially will seek to pass a version of the spending bill that cuts off all federal funds to Planned Parenthood.

September 22, 2015

Endorse This: Boxing Carly Fiorina

Hear what the long-serving Democrat who crushed Carly Fiorina in 2010 now thinks about her chances this year.

September 21, 2015
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