Posts tagged "planned parenthood"

Today’s Lady News: Planned Parenthood Ends Abortion At 3 Arizona Clinics

Planned Parenthood will no longer provide medical abortions (i.e. the abortion pill) at clinics in Prescott Valley, Flagstaff, and Yuma due to new state laws that restrict the practice. Anti-abortion advocates wanted clinics that do medical abortions, which involves swallowing a pill, to have the same clinic set-up and equipment as the clinics that…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 19, 2011

Today’s Lady News: New Hampshire Planned Parenthood Stops Dispensing Birth Control

Planned Parenthood of New Hampshire has stopped dispensing birth control because of budgetary issues. The state government, upset that Planned Parenthood clinics provide abortions, naturally yanked funding from the clinics, preventing them from providing services which could prevent women from having abortions. It makes so much sense. [Concord Monitor]
The New York Post‘s “scoop”…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 11, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Kansas Denies Planned Parenthood License To Perform Abortions

The state of Kansas has denied Planned Parenthood a license to perform abortions, which means it is temporarily the only state in the nation where Planned Parenthood clinics have this restriction. This is terrifying, people. [NPR]
Rhode Island’s state Senate has advanced a bill to legalize civil unions. It now heads to the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 30, 2011

How Indiana’s Planned Parenthood Will Cope With Defunding

In the past few months, three states have enacted new laws to strip their Planned Parenthod clinics of funding. State and federal funds never paid for abortions because they are prohibited to do so by federal law. Alas, conservative politicians in Indiana, Kansas and North Carolina want to punish Planeed Parenthoods for providing abortions at

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 21, 2011

Today’s Lady News: North Carolina To De-Fund Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood clinics in North Carolina will lose their federal and state money as of July 1 after Republican state representatives overrode a veto by NC’s Governor Bev Perdue. NC follows Indiana and Kansas in defunding Planned Parenthood over outrage that tax money goes to clinics that perform abortions (even if the actual fund…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 15, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Indiana Cuts Funding To Planned Parenthood

Millions in funding for Planned Parenthood clinics in Indiana has been cut off after Governor Mitch Daniels signed a bill yesterday, affecting services like STD testing, birth control, and cancer screenings via Pap smears. Indiana has become the first state in the U.S. to cut funding from PP clinics — the new pet project of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 11, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Indiana Votes To Defund Planned Parenthood

Indiana’s state legislature voted yesterday to defund Planned Parenthood from roughly $3 million in family planning money. The state receives the funding from Title X, which allocates federal funds to family planning clinics, and uses it in eight of Indiana’s 28 Planned Parenthoods in the state. Conservatives are upset that Planned Parenthood clinics get federal…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 28, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Kansas Wants To Defund Planned Parenthood

Kansas’ proposed state budget aims to remove $300K in federal funding away from family planning services at Planned Parenthood and redirect them to clinics elsewhere — all because Planned Parenthood clinics provide abortions. Planned Parenthood also provides Pap smears, contraceptives, STD testing, and other medical services for women — Low-income women would be most impacted…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 27, 2011

Today’s Lady News: 5 Myths About Planned Parenthood

Five myths about Planned Parenthood that it’s about time we cleared up! Are you reading, Congressional Republicans? [Washington Post]
After Match.com agreed to screen its users against a sex offender database, the woman who sued the company after she was sexually assaulted on a date has revealed her identity. Carole Markin, a Los Angeles TV…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 19, 2011

7 Things To Know About The Government Shutdown Over Planned Parenthood

“The moving target is focused on women in America.”

That was Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to reporters this morning as he addressed the threat of a government shutdown over an inability by Republicans and Democrats to reach a deal on the budget. The main piece of contention? Funding for Title…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 8, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Defunding Planned Parenthood “Goes Too Far,” Says Sane, Reasonable Politician

Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) released a statement disagreeing with the House Republicans’ efforts to defund Planned Parenthood because the clinics provide abortion, saying that eliminating all funding for family planning services “goes too far.” Stop making me like you, Scott Brown! [Boston.com]
Women hold less than one-third of decision-making positions in the media,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 22, 2011

FBI Investigated Elderly Woman Who Threatened To Castrate Politician Over Planned Parenthood

While physical threats against anyone are never acceptable, something about a feisty old lady threatening to castrate a politician is kinda amusing. The FBI recently investigated an 80-something Connecticut woman after she made a phone call to an unnamed male politician threatening to Lorena Bobbitt his weenie. Why would she do such a thing? Because…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 17, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Scary Music Makes Pro-Choice Activists Sound So … Scary

 

Congratulations to the anti-abortion activists at Catholic Vote, who got whoever does the music for Hollywood’s latest alien abduction big budget gorefest to score a YouTube video about Planned Parenthood. If you don’t listen to the words coming out of their mouths, these pro-choice activists sound dasterdly! Be afraid of legal abortion,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 14, 2011

I Have Sex

 

I’m loving this “I Have Sex” video by a bunch of Wesleyan students. Last month the House of Representatives, led by a lovely bunch of social conservatives hellbent on ruining access to safe, legal abortions any way possible, voted to de-fund Planned Parenthood. This is crazytalk to anyone who’s ever gone to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 11, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Planned Parenthood, Anti-Abortion Extremists On Rival Bus Tours

Planned Parenthood, the network of women’s health clinics, and Live Action, an anti-abortion extremist group that wants to defund PP, are currently undergoing rival bus tours in Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Iowa. If anyone attended one of the events, let us know what it was like in the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 10, 2011

Bunny In A Blender: Anti-Abortion Group’s New Scare Tactic

Anti-abortion group The American Life League has released a new video in support of Congress defunding Planned Parenthood and it wants you to think that a doctor scraping an eight-week-old bunch of cells from a uterus is just like slaughtering a cute animal in a blender. Yep, a person dressed in hospital scru…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 3, 2011

Girl Talk: Why I Stand With Planned Parenthood

This is not a story of how abortion is right or wrong. Nor is it about what other people are doing with their bodies, or what I think about that (as though it’s any of my business). No: this is just my story of how Planned Parenthood made some hard times a little easier for…

By: Angela Tung / March 3, 2011

Politician Says Planned Parenthood Is “Invested In Promiscuity”

Some politicians are more concerned with your naughty bits than, oh, children from the wealthiest nation in the world who go to bed hungry and American soldiers being killed in Afghanistan. Take Representative Steve King (R-Iowa), for instance. Rep. King is one of the busybody pols trying to de-fund Planned Parenthood because it…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 2, 2011

Anti-Abortion Foes Target Blacks With “Dangerous Womb” Billboards

The anti-abortion movement tries many tactics — guilt, misinformation, assuring women they’re smart and capable enough, more guilt — but one of the latest permutations has been framing abortion as a racial issue. Some anti-abortion activists are framing legal abortion as a way to deter black women‘s reproduction. The latest example is this billboard hanging…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 23, 2011