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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 […]

Planned Parenthoods Rescued By Obama Administration With Large Title X Grants

July 26, 2012


Huffington Post, July 26, 2012 by Laura Bassett Ten Republican-controlled state legislatures have voted to defund Planned Parenthood since the 2010 midterm elections, but the clinics affected by the cuts will not have to shut their doors any time soon. The Obama administration so far has awarded hefty new federal family planning grants to Planned […]

NARAL blasts GOP spending bill as ‘War on Women’

July 17, 2012


The Hill, July 17, 2012 by Elise Viebeck A leading abortion-rights group denounced a new spending bill from the House GOP that defunds the healthcare law and includes several anti-abortion riders. Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, said the bill exemplifies “anti-choice” leaders’ “War on Women.” “These attacks on women’s freedom and privacy are […]

How the “Mad Men” Method of Birth Control Ended

June 7, 2012


Blog for Choice, June 7, 2012 by Lissy Moskowitz Lissy Moskowitz is the deputy director of policy at NARAL Pro-Choice America. Today, we commemorate the 47th anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut, the monumental 1965 Supreme Court case that recognized Americans’ right to use birth control. The Griswold decision recognized a key aspect of the right […]

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 […]

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, […]

The Campaign Against Women

May 19, 2012


New York Times, May 19, 2012 by Despite the persistent gender gap in opinion polls and mounting criticism of their hostility to women’s rights, Republicans are not backing off their assault on women’s equality and well-being. New laws in some states could mean a death sentence for a pregnant woman who suffers a life-threatening condition. […]

Not In My Backyard! As Local Government Attacks on Women’s Health Increase, Citizens Are Fighting Back

May 17, 2012


RH Reality Check, May 17, 2012 by Jenny Dodson The vicious attacks on women’s health to which we’ve grown so accustomed on the national and state stages are trickling down to the local level, as municipal and county governments get in on the action. Thankfully, time and again, local citizens have mounted fast and furious […]

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May 10, 2012


RH Reality Check, May 10, 2012 by Robin Marty Some people wait for a phoenix to rise from the ashes. Others search the woods for a unicorn. But I’ve found my mythic creature, and his name is Robert Dold. Illinois Congressman Robert Dold is a pro-choice, male Republican. And he just proposed a bill that […]

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 […]

Texas Women’s Clinics Retreat as Finances Are Cut

March 7, 2012


New York Times, March 7, 2012 by Pam Belluck and Emily Ramshaw Leticia Parra, a mother of five scraping by on income from her husband’s sporadic construction jobs, relied on the Planned Parenthood clinic in San Carlos, an impoverished town in South Texas, for breast cancer screenings, free birth control pills and pap smears for cervical cancer. But the clinic closed […]