Posts Tagged ‘ Planned Parenthood ’

Man arrested after two arson attempts on Planned Parenthood using fire or explosive materials

October 18, 2013
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Man arrested after two arson attempts on Planned Parenthood using fire or explosive materials

The FBI arrested a Joplin man with trying to set fire to the roof a Planned Parenthood clinic in the city, but the clinic did not offer abortion services. This was the 30 year-old man’s 2nd attempt to destroy the clinic using explosive materials. According to the U.S. Justice Department, Jedediah Stout was arrested Friday…

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Take That GOP: Wisconsin is being sued after rushing through controversial bills

July 8, 2013
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Take That GOP: Wisconsin is being sued after rushing through controversial bills

There are consequences for Wisconsin after rushing through bills, sometimes late at night into the wee hours of the morning. Most recently, Governor Scott Walker signed a controversial bill late in the day just before a holiday weekend, in secret.  Conservatives in Wisconsin are known for pushing bills through while silencing their opponents.    …

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Take That GOP: Supreme Court Won’t Review Case In Indiana Against Planned Parenthood

May 28, 2013
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Take That GOP: Supreme Court Won’t Review Case In Indiana Against Planned Parenthood

On Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a lower court decision that prevents the state of Indiana from cutting Planned Parenthood out of its Medicaid program, in a win for women’s rights.                         Laura Bassett of the Huffington Post reports: Indiana Gov.…

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Arkansas Senate votes to cut funding for Sex education, in a state that has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates

April 11, 2013
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Arkansas Senate votes to cut funding for Sex education, in a state that has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates

The Arkansas state Senate passed a measure on Tuesday to defund Planned Parenthood and all other entities that provide abortions or patient referrals for abortions, and as Salon notes, that includes power and water companies.                         Included in the bill are cuts for funding of…

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Fighting back: Planned Parenthood releases new ad targeting Mitch McConnell

February 23, 2013
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The Planned Parenthood Action Fund released ads on Friday targeting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, with similar ads aimed at Republican Sens. Dan Coats of Indiana, Thad Cochran of Mississippi, Pat Roberts of Kansas and Reps. Lamar Smith of Texas and Rep. Frank Wolf of Virginia. The voiceover says, “McConnell voted to let companies pay women less than…

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Right wing sites freak out over a discount coupon for a women’s health clinic

November 24, 2012
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Right wing sites freak out over a discount coupon for a women’s health clinic

Two things worth noting happened today, which collide into one another like a runaway train headed straight into 5:00 traffic. The abortion rate is reported by the AP to have dropped the biggest percentage in a decade. The second notable statistic is, “Mississippi had the lowest abortion rate, at 4 per 1,000 women of child-bearing…

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Without mentioning Mitt Romney’s name once, Mrs Obama highlighted how his administration would be devastating

September 5, 2012
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The stark contrast between the Romneys and the Obamas was blatantly obvious after Michelle Obama’s speech last night. Sure, Ann Romney’s speech wasn’t bad, but the FLOTUS owned the Convention. Mrs. Obama never mentioned Mitt Romney’s name once, but everything a Romney administration would mean to America was instantly put under a microscope during an…

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Misinformed GOPer calls Planned Parenthood: murder for hire, death, bloody, indecent and immoral

August 6, 2012
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Misinformed GOPer calls Planned Parenthood: murder for hire, death, bloody, indecent and immoral

North Carolina State Rep. Larry Pittman (R) went off the deep end regarding Planned Parenthood, which has been a focus of Republican anger since its inception. In fact, Republicans have tried every tactic possible to defund the program. A recent email from Planned Parenthood that appealed to state legislators not to cut funding to the…

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Texas Judge, “Law banning Planned Parenthood from the program is unconstitutional”

April 30, 2012
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Texas Judge, “Law banning Planned Parenthood from the program is unconstitutional”

A federal judge on Monday stopped Texas from preventing Planned Parenthood from getting State funds through the Women’s Health Program.  The Republican-controlled Legislature passed a law forbidding state agencies from providing funds to any organization affiliated with abortion providers even though eight Planned Parenthood clinics do not provide abortions — so they sued the State.…

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Emails Obtained: Karen Handel behind Susan G Komen’s decision to defund Planned Parenthood

February 6, 2012
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Emails Obtained: Karen Handel behind Susan G Komen’s decision to defund Planned Parenthood

Susan G. Komen Foundation’s initial decision to defund Planned Parenthood put Vice President Karen Handel under scrutiny. The foundation stated that their controversial decision was not politically motivated. But it was, according to emails obtained.               Laura Basset of Huffpo reports: But a Komen insider told HuffPost on Sunday…

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Santorum on Komen’s side to defund Planned Parenthood, says abortion causes breast cancer

February 5, 2012
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Santorum on Komen’s side to defund Planned Parenthood, says abortion causes breast cancer

On Fox News Sunday Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum weighed in on Susan G. Komen Foundation’s initial decision to cut funding from Planned Parenthood.  Santorum told Chris Wallace that he believes an old debunked, false claim that abortion causes breast cancer.     This whole controversy should be focused on breast cancer screening, not abortion…

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Mayor Bloomberg to donate $250,000 to Planned Parenthood, “Politics have no place in health care”

February 2, 2012
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Mayor Bloomberg to donate $250,000 to Planned Parenthood, “Politics have no place in health care”

After the controversy surrounding the Susan G Komen foundation’s decision to cease funding for Planned Parenthood, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (NY-I), responded with a $250,000 donation stating that ‘politics have no place in health care.” In fact, tons of donations are pouring in, almost the equivalent of what Komen has defunded the organization. Mr. Bloomberg,…

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