VIDEO: Cecile Richards on Hobby Lobby

By: Tuesday July 1, 2014 5:55 pm

Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood (and daughter of Texas Governor Ann Richards) sounds off on the topic of the Supreme Court’s decision in Burvell V. Hobby Lobby on today’s Democracy Now!

 

The War on Poor Women in Kansas Continues

By: Saturday May 24, 2014 9:14 am

Planned Parenthood has been under attack in Kansas for years, as a part of the right wing’s drive to make the state #1 in keeping women from obtaining accurate reproductive health care information and making their own informed medical decisions.

After losing a court challenge to a state law that declared them ineligible for Title X health care funds, PP decided to close their clinic in Hays — a clinic that served much of western Kansas — so that they could keep their Wichita clinic open.

Ultra-conservative Tim Huelskamp wrote the state law that made this happen in his days as a state senator, and today he’s the representative for KS-01. If you’re one of his constituents, poor, and in need of reproductive health care services, you can thank your representative for putting you behind the wheel of your car for that trip to Wichita.

Who Really Controls Rick Perry and David Dewhurst?

By: Tuesday July 2, 2013 10:20 am

Less than a day after pro-choice activists and Democratic state senators defeated a massive anti-choice bill designed to shut down all but five abortion clinics in the whole state of Texas, Republican Gov. Rick Perry announced he would force a second special session of the legislature to force the bill through.

Late Night: #TestMe Reaches 1.5 Million People!

By: Friday June 28, 2013 8:00 pm

The CDC estimates that 1.1 million people in the US are HIV+ and 20% of those are unaware of their status. Early detection and early treatment lowers the rate of transmission.  Even though National HIV Testing Day has passed,  if you are sexually active, get tested every three months, or when you end a relationship – before beginning another. Ask your partner their status and suggest getting tested together. Play safe and stay safe!

Is Anti-Choice Colorado Group Encouraging Politicians to Lie About Their Positions?

By: Saturday February 2, 2013 7:00 pm

New polling shows that 80 percent of likely voters are pro-choice, in the sense that they are pro-letting-women-decide-if-they-want-to-have-an-abortion. But they don’t necessarily want to be labeled “pro-choice.”

And half of the people who call themselves “pro-life,” the term traditionally used by folks seeking to ban abortion, are actually pro-choice.

Conservatives Finally Realize Straight People F*ck. A Lot.

By: Monday December 10, 2012 3:43 pm

Math is hard, but basically, by cutting $73 million to Planned Parenthood, Texas will now have to spend an additional $200 million underwriting the cost of caring for almost 24,000 unplanned babies. And then there’s the cost of medications for sexually transmitted diseases–Texas has the highest rate of uninsured Americans in the United States (and a woefully weak Medicaid system facing a shortfall), so really what will happen then? Will Texas celebrate the arrival The Great Satan in the form of Obamacare?

A “Model” for government

By: Thursday November 22, 2012 1:30 am

Almost single-handedly being the downfall of a major charitable organization that once had almost universal support sure would not look good on most resumes.

But in the world where depriving people of sex, science and medicine is considered a positive boon, it has the makings of either political candidate or FoxNews Contributor.

Hearing on Planned Parenthood and Texas’ Women’s Health Program Pits Science, Health Against Ideology

By: Saturday September 8, 2012 6:40 pm

In a packed auditorium at the Texas Department of State Health Services, legislators and supporters of Planned Parenthood in Texas gathered to speak out against proposed rules that would bar Planned Parenthood from participating in the state’s Women’s Health Program, through which PP-Texas has provided the lion’s share of family planning services to low-income women. The new rules are fueled by right-wing lawmakers who want to forgo the available 90 percent of federal funding for the program in order to keep Planned Parenthood–and any other so-called “abortion affiliate”–from providing care via the WHP.

Fatster’s News Roundup from August 14, 2012

By: Wednesday August 15, 2012 6:28 am

Fatster rounds ups news articles you may have missed from all over including stories about GOP strategists vs Ryan, Sister Simione Campbell vs Ryan, James O’Keefe lawsuit, Planned Parenthood, women’s pay gap, Egypt’s military, Afghanistan, Sryian defections, CIA, Sheldon Anderson, Chinese investors, US shoppers, Stockman vs Ryan and much more.

Susan G. Komen Founder Demoted, President Leaving

By: Thursday August 9, 2012 7:20 am

As I said when this scandal was going on, I don’t think there will be a Susan G. Komen Foundation for too much longer. This demotion just makes me believe that more. The shine on the pink ribbon has completely worn off, with fundraising and major events like their annual walk-a-thon down sharply. The Planned Parenthood controversy really put the spotlight on not only Komen’s politics but also their activities, and how they weren’t really moving toward “the cure” but raising a lot of money to raise their own profile. Women are savvy enough, when presented with the facts, to recognize the fundraising-for-fundraising’s-sake at the heart of the Komen mission.

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