The Komen Race for the Cure in the District of Columbia is one of the nation’s largest, with as many as 60,000 runners in past years. This year, in the wake of the Komen Foundation’s disastrous attack on Planned Parenthood following their hiring of a failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate and Palin acolyte, registration for the run is down 40%.
|By: Teddy Partridge Monday May 28, 2012 1:00 pm|
The “organization” One Million Moms — actually some dudes on Facebook who hate homosexuality with an astonishingly acute blazing hatred and get money from a SPLC-designated hate group to pursue their all-consuming hatred that’s garnered such incredible success — has decided that the comics industry has crossed a bright line by revealing the gayitude of [...]
|By: David Dayen Wednesday May 9, 2012 6:15 pm|
Almost as odd as an American President endorsing the right of same-sex couples to marry today, was the sight of a Republican member of Congress holding a press conference to announce legislation to guarantee funding of Planned Parenthood. But that happened today as well.
|By: Glenn W. Smith Sunday May 6, 2012 9:30 am|
“Do What We Say or the Women Will Die”
That may sound like some kind of villainous threat in a Wild West melodrama, but it is exactly what the Rick Perry administration in Texas is saying today.
|By: David Dayen Friday April 13, 2012 8:00 pm|
I don’t know that there will BE a Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure for much longer, but let the record show that they have been forced into a complete reversal on their high-profile effort to defund Planned Parenthood. This exposed the right-wing tendency inside the foundation’s leadership, appalling much of their membership.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday April 4, 2012 12:30 pm|
The arrest made in the bombing of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Wisconsin has led to federal charges against the suspect. He has a significant criminal record and a possible history of anti-abortion protests, according to local authorities. He may have participated in demonstrations against this particular Planned Parenthood office. His prior arrests are unrelated to any anti-abortion activity.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday April 3, 2012 1:40 pm|
A man has been arrested in connection with the bombing of a Planned Parenthood office in Wisconsin over the weekend. Local authorities in Grand Chute, Wisconsin made the arrest last night. No formal charges have been filed yet.
|By: David Dayen Monday April 2, 2012 10:43 am|
A homemade bomb struck a Planned Parenthood office in Grand Chute, Wisconsin, on Sunday night. According to a local news report, the perpetrator placed the bomb on a window sill, which started a small fire when it exploded. There are no reports of injuries, but the terrorist implications are profound.
|By: Lisa Derrick Wednesday March 21, 2012 6:45 am|
Texas governor Rick Perry’s Facebook page, tragically entitled Give Rick a Chance, is getting menstrual bombed, as dozens of women share their stories and ask his advice about PMS, birth control pills, hormone replacement and reproduction. Meanwhile, some supportive men have gotten in on the discussion.
|By: RH Reality Check Wednesday March 14, 2012 4:59 pm|
On March 14th, 2012, at least 300,000 low-income and uninsured Texas women will have no or greatly-reduced access to basic preventive and reproductive health care due to the loss of federal funding for the Medicaid Women’s Health Program in the state. The program has been under threat for months as lawmakers fight over whether it’s legal to exclude Planned Parenthood from the program.
On Friday, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told reporters in Houston that the federal government would not extend its waiver, which provided about 90 percent of the cost of the program. It is against federal law to exclude “qualified providers” from providing Medicaid care, and while the federal government considers Planned Parenthood “qualified,” the state of Texas does not.