Browsing All posts tagged under »defund planned parenthood«

Letter: Reproductive Health

June 4, 2012


New York Times, June 4, 2012 by James Breeden Re “The Campaign Against Women” (editorial, May 20): The onslaught of laws focusing on denying reproductive health care rights is a concerted campaign against women. These laws are not grounded in science or evidence-based medicine. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists believes that access to […]

Political Attacks on Planned Parenthood Are a Threat to Women’s Health

June 1, 2012


Scientific America, June 1, 2012 Almost 100 years ago Margaret Sanger opened a tiny birth-control clinic in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, N.Y. Poor Yiddish- and Italian-speaking women, overwhelmed by large families that they could not support, would come for advice about how to avoid pregnancy and the dangers of horrific, sometimes life-threatening, self-administered abortions. […]

North Carolina Legislators Again Try To Block Planned Parenthood Funding

May 30, 2012


Think Progress, May 30, 2012 by Amanda Peterson Beadle After a judge last year halted a provision that would have blocked Planned Parenthood affiliates in North Carolina from receiving state funds, Republican legislators are attempting to defund the women’s health organization again. Last week, a House subcommittee approved a spending plan that would stop the […]

Planned Parenthood In Pennsylvania May Be Defunded

May 22, 2012


Huffington Post, May 22, 2012 by Laura Bassett Pennsylvania State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) will introduce legislation on Wednesday that would defund Planned Parenthood, adding his state to a list of four others that have pending bills to strip public funds from the family planning provider. Metcalfe’s bill, the Whole Woman’s Health Funding Priority Act, […]

Arizona Nearly Ends State Employee Donations To United Way Out of Fear of Funding Planned Parenthood

May 21, 2012


RH Reality Check, May 21, 2012 by Robin Marty Arizona has already exceeded virtually every other state in the “no-taxpayer-funding of abortion” lunacy, trying to defund Planned Parenthood, attempting to end tax credits for those who donate to the group, and even trying to cut off credits for groups who refer to groups that provide […]

Bob Dold Introduces Bill To Protect Planned Parenthood Funding

May 9, 2012


Huffington Post, May 9, 2012 by Laura Bassett Planned Parenthood does not have many GOP friends in Congress, but one rare, pro-choice Republican in the House of Representatives stuck his neck out on Wednesday and announced his plan to protect the family planning provider from his party’s political attacks. Freshman Rep. Bob Dold (R-Ill.) on […]

Planned Parenthood fight continues at state level

May 7, 2012


Washington Post, May 7, 2012 by Rachel Weiner While the national fight over Planned Parenthood has died down for now, Republican governors and legislators in numerous states have fought to defund the group. The use of federal funds for abortion services is already barred under the Hyde Amendment, but many states have cut off or […]

Kansas Anti-Abortion Bill Would Force Doctors To Warn Women Of False Cancer Risk

May 4, 2012


Think Progress, May 4, 2012 by Amanda Peterson Beadle The Kansas House is considering HB 2598, a 69-page, extreme anti-abortion bill that would force doctors to warn women that abortions cause breast cancer — even though scientific studies have disputed the claim — define a fetus as a human being, and require women to hear […]

Texas Attorney General Compares Planned Parenthood To Terrorist Organization

May 1, 2012


Huffington Post, May 1, 2012 by Laura Bassett Just two hours after a U.S. district judge stopped a Texas law that would have eliminated Planned Parenthood’s participation in the state’s Women’s Health Program, Federal Appeals Judge Jerry E. Smith issued an emergency stay that lifted that order. In the appeal for the emergency stay, a […]