Browsing All posts tagged under »defund planned parenthood«

They Are Coming for Your Birth Control: Anti-Choicers Discuss Making Birth Control Illegal

September 24, 2012


RH Reality Check, September 24, 2012 by Robin Marty Note: Think that anti-choice politicians and activists aren’t trying to outlaw contraception?  Think again.  Follow along in an ongoing series that proves beyond a doubt that they really are coming for your birth control. We have seen a rise in attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, eliminate […]

Scott Brown Attempts to Mislead Voters with “Pro-Choice” Claim

September 14, 2012


NARAL Pro-Choice America, September 14, 2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America sets the record straight on senator’s choice history Washington, DC – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, vowed today that her organization will not let stand Scott Brown’s assertion that he is pro-choice. “Scott Brown’s support for women’s reproductive health is inconsistent at best,” Keenan […]

Federal appeals court allows Texas to defund Planned Parenthood

August 21, 2012


CBS News, August 21, 2012 by AP AUSTIN, Texas – A federal appeals court ruled late Tuesday that Texas can cut off funding for Planned Parenthood clinics that provide health services to low-income women before a trial over a new law that bans state money from going to organizations tied to abortion providers. The 5th […]

Life as an Anti-Woman Woman (the other side)

August 20, 2012


Hot Air, August 20, 2012 by Amy Lutz I think I’m having an identity crisis. When the news that Mitt Romney had selected Paul Ryan as his Vice Presidential running-mate broke late Friday night, I was ecstatic. However, according to NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, I reacted inappropriately because Ryan is “not a pick for women.” Now […]

Texas’ war on women

August 19, 2012


News-Journal, August 18, 2012 by John D. Foster Once again, Texas is in the forefront of the Republican Party’s “war on women” with a proposed gag rule on doctors who provide abortion counseling for the state Women’s Health Program. The Texas Medical Association and other groups say the rule is so burdensome that doctors won’t […]

How Romney and Ryan Plan to Close Your Family Planning Clinic

August 17, 2012


Mother Jones, August 17, 2012 by Dana Liebelson The GOP candidates envision a one-two punch that will shut down family planning clinics nationwide—even in blue states. If you want to know what a Mitt Romney presidency and a Paul Ryan vice-presidency would mean for your local family planning clinic, look at what happened in Texas and […]

Five Reasons Why Paul Ryan Is Bad For Women’s Health

August 13, 2012


Think Progress, August 13, 2012 by Amanda Peterson Beadle During the Republican primary, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney promised to pick a running mate who is just as anti-abortion as he is, and he seems to have found that in Paul Ryan. “I’m as pro-life as a person gets,” Ryan, who is Roman Catholic, toldthe […]

How Have The GOP and Tea Party Hurt Women? Let Me Count The Ways

August 6, 2012


RH Reality Check, August 6, 2012 by Robin Marty “There is no war on women,” Republicans claim over and over, saying that the idea is a lie told by Democrats to trick women into voting for them. The evidence says otherwise. If you have been looking for proof that Republicans in Congress have been waging […]

The war on abortion rights

July 18, 2012


Los Angeles Times, July 18, 2012 An aggressive campaign is being waged across the country as opponents seize every opportunity to deny women long-established constitutional protections. In California, where limiting access to abortion and other reproductive services would be practically unthinkable, it can be easy to ignore the ceaseless attacks on women’s reproductive rights elsewhere.But […]

Texas Seeks To Stop Doctors From Talking About Abortion

July 12, 2012


Think Progress, July 12, 2012 by Annie-Rose Strasser Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) effectively defunded his state’s Planned Parenthood earlier this year by barring it and any other “abortion affiliates” from receiving funds under the Texas Women’s Health Program (TWHP). The government eventually cut off the program for not complying with the law, but Perry […]

North Carolina Defunds Planned Parenthood In Midnight Vote, Overriding Veto

July 3, 2012


Huffington Post, July 3, 2012 by Laura Bassett North Carolina’s Republican-controlled state legislature voted Monday night to override Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto of a state budget that strips money from Planned Parenthood. The same lawmakers overrode Perdue’s veto and moved to defund Planned Parenthood last year, but a judge blocked the provision, arguing that […]

U.S. Conference Of Mayors Passes Pro-Choice Resolution

June 17, 2012


Huffington Post, June 17, 2012 by Laura Bassett The U.S. Conference of Mayors, a non-partisan organization made up of representatives from about 1,200 cities across the country, voted on Saturday to pass a resolution in support of women’s reproductive rights and funding for Planned Parenthood. The resolution outlines the numerous efforts by state and federal […]

Rick Perry’s Texas: A Perspective from the Front Lines

June 7, 2012


Women are Watching, June 7, 2012 By: Melaney A. Linton, President Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Action Fund Governor Rick Perry‘s record shows that he can’t be trusted when it comes to women’s health. Time and again he has shown his true colors: he chooses politics over Texas women. Houston is the fourth-largest city in the […]

Can Texas ban Planned Parenthood from women’s health program?

June 7, 2012


LA Times, June 7, 2012 by Molly Hennessy-Fiske HOUSTON — A federal appeals court in New Orleans is expected to hear arguments Thursday (June 8) over the legality of implementing a Texas rule that bans Planned Parenthoodclinics from a state and federally funded health program for uninsured, low-income women. “What’s at stake is whether low-income […]

A Ceasefire in the Assault on Women and their Reproductive Health?

June 4, 2012


Huffington Post, June 4, 2012 by Robert Walker It was inevitable. Sooner or later, political pundits would be looking for that Etch A Sketch moment when conservative Republicans would quietly retreat from their war on contraception. But are the pundits right? Is that moment really here? Are we witnessing a ceasefire in the assault on […]