Posts tagged "planned parenthood"

The Girl Scouts Are Actually A Front Organization For Planned Parenthood, Obviously

Oh, my Girl Scout years. Swabbing each other’s cervixes. Examining each other’s breasts for strange lumps. Aborting each other’s unborn children. Those were the days!
Well, not anymore. Thanks, Rep. Bob Morris of Fort Wayne, Indiana, for blowing the lid off our cover: Girl Scout troops were once able to perform pelvic exams and prescribe…

Jessica Wakeman / February 21, 2012

Karen Handel Resigns From Susan G. Komen For The Cure

Karen Handel has resigned from her position as senior vice president of public policy at Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  Handel’s resignation letter, after the jump:…

Jessica Wakeman / February 7, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Komen For The Cure Insider Tells All About Planned Parenthood Tomfoolery

Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s VP Karen Handel, a former politician who ran on an anti-abortion platform and was endorsed by Sarah Palin, allegedly drove Komen’s decision last week to halt grants to Planned Parenthood, which were used to pay for breast exams for low-income women. An inside source at Komen has told…

Jessica Wakeman / February 6, 2012

Susan G. Komen Gun Proves They Can’t Reverse The Stigma They Created

The Susan G. Komen Foundation used to stand for something good, but their techniques of late — and especially their decision to stop funding Planned Parenthood — have made many of us question any of their motives at all. And even though they announced today that they will continue funding Planned Parenthood, the damage is done.

Yes, Komen has caved…

The Stir / February 3, 2012

Komen Reverses Decision On Defunding Planned Parenthood

Susan G. Komen for the Cure just released a statement this morning announcing it will reverse its decision to defund Planned Parenthood and continue to fund breast exams for women who otherwise could not afford them. I wonder how many PR wonks burned the midnight oil writing this up. 

The statement references how…

Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Billionaire Bloomberg Will Donate Up To $250K To Planned Parenthood

Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire behind Bloomberg financial services and the mayor of New York City, announced today he would donate up to $250,000 in matching gifts to Planned Parenthood to make up most of what was halted from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure grants, which stopped earlier this week. The Komen foundatio…

Jessica Wakeman / February 2, 2012

Susan G. Komen For The Cure Web Site Was Hacked Last Night

Last night, the website for Susan G. Komen for the Cure was hacked! According to The Atlantic Wire, visitors were redirected to a dummy site with a mocked up page reading, “Help us run over poor women on our way to the bank.” Oh, burn. Obviously the hack is in response to Komen’s decision o…

Jessica Wakeman / February 2, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Susan G. Komen Cancer Charity Halts Grants To Planned Parenthood

Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the charity synonymous with breast cancer research, has halted grants to Planned Parenthood — seemingly caving to pressure from anti-abortion activists who have the nationwide clinics under investigation. Susan G. Komen grants mainly were used for breast exams (and other breast health services) for women who otherwise could…

Jessica Wakeman / January 31, 2012

Maggie Gyllenhaal Supports Planned Parenthood, Only Makes Us Love Her More

“I’ve been a Planned Parenthood supporter my whole life — since my mom took me to a rally when I was in sixth grade. It’s chilling to think of this resource being taken away. I have a five-year-old daughter, and I’m pregnant with my second child. I know when my children are older, I…

Jessica Wakeman / January 8, 2012

Today’s Lady News: How To Discuss Abortion Over Thanksgiving With Your Relatives

We all have relatives with whom we disagree on political or social issues. Mine is my dad. We, however, can spar in a friendly way about Barack Obama (him) and Fox News (me) and everyone is still pleasant at the end of the day. Not all families are so lucky, though. That’s why Planned…

Jessica Wakeman / November 21, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Planned Parenthoods In Kansas Get Funding Again

Yesterday a federal judge ordered Kansas to restore federal family planning funds to Planned Parenthood clinics in the state. Earlier this year, the state legislature stripped Planned Parenthood Kansas of part of its funding because it is upset the clinics provide abortions. [McClatchy DC]
Illinois state representative Deborah Mell (D) married her longtime partner…

Jessica Wakeman / August 31, 2011

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…

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”…

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Jessica Wakeman / April 19, 2011