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Planned Parenthood foe likely loser in Florida primary

Florida Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) will likely lose his primary election to tea partier Ted Yoho.  Stearns was a consistent and vocal opponent of Planned Parenthood launching the congressional investigation into their funding which lead to the Komen Foundation fiasco earlier this year.  Stearns had a  significant fundraising advantage over Yoho but still looks primed to lose a close race after 12 terms in the House.

Florida Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) will likely lose his primary election to tea partier Ted Yoho.  Stearns was a consistent and vocal opponent of Planned Parenthood launching the congressional investigation into their funding which lead ...

Elizabeth Banks doesn’t want to talk about her “heavy flow” to employers

She might play conservative Avery Jessup on 30 Rock, but Elizabeth Banks is no believer in taking away women’s health care. The Obama campaign has released this video of her talking about her history with Planned Parenthood, how important it was for her and for so many women, especially working class women. Best line, “Mitt Romney wants to take away cancer screening? What is he doing?”

Watch the whole thing:

(One note: Her explanation for why she is on birth control, while understandable and I’m sure true, seems hesitant. It’s OK to say we use birth control because we don’t want to get pregnant. Less unwanted pregnancies is less abortions–pretty logical to me!)

Transcript after the jump.

She might play conservative Avery Jessup on 30 Rock, but Elizabeth Banks is no believer in taking away women’s health care. The Obama campaign has released this video of her talking about her history with Planned Parenthood, ...

PPNYC Summer, Sex and Spirits (and ticket giveaway!)

Femme fatales, naughty balloon artists, and open bar? Yes please!

Planned Parenthood is having their annual summer gala fundraiser at Hudson Terrace (where we had our 5 year anniversary party, in case you were there!) in a few weeks and we’re sponsoring a couple of ticket giveaways for our dear readers.

This trivia question (Jeopardy-style) is super easy for ya, so is really a battle of computer key quickness — the first one to write the correct answer in comments gets a free ticket to the event. Here goes:

This Supreme Court case established the right of unmarried people to obtain birth control.

UPDATE: Congrats to Regina, who got the answer, Eisenstadt v. Baird, correct! (And a notable mention to reader Suzy ...

Femme fatales, naughty balloon artists, and open bar? Yes please!

Planned Parenthood is having their annual summer gala fundraiser at Hudson Terrace (where we had our 5 year anniversary party, in case you were there!) ...

Failed Lila Rose hoax and “PRENDA the pretenda” bill inspire dialogue around sex-selective abortion

As Vanessa explained yesterday, the House of Representatives is set vote on the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), legislation that would ban abortion performed based on the fetus’ sex.  The vote was scheduled to happen today, but was pushed to tomorrow at the last minute. You’ll remember that the law would require doctors to report any person seeking an abortion to the authorities if there’s any suspicion the abortion is sex-selective — and if they don’t report them, the doctors themselves could face jail time.

The timing is very auspicious. Live Action, the anti-choice group with a history of staging failed “sting” and hoax operations inside Planned Parenthood, has released their latest missive, and it is also focused on sex-selective ...

As Vanessa explained yesterday, the House of Representatives is set vote on the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), legislation that would ban abortion performed based on the fetus’ sex.  The vote was scheduled to happen today, but ...

Michele Bachmann on women voters: mistaken or dishonest?

Michele Bachmann appeared on Face the Nation Sunday to share totally incorrect information about women voters.

“The myth is there is a Republican war on women. There’s not a Republican war on women…. That’s coming from the Obama reelection team…. Actually, if you look at the 2010 elections, women went Republican. They didn’t go Democrat, and they will this time as well, because women are more concerned about the economy and jobs for themselves, for their husbands, for their children, and that’s not happened because obama’s broken his promises. …

And it was women who overwhelmingly went Republican and threw out a woman speaker [Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)]. I think this time again what women want, Bob, is they want competence, and, unfortunately, ...

Michele Bachmann appeared on Face the Nation Sunday to share totally incorrect information about women voters.

“The myth is there is a Republican war on women. There’s not a Republican war on women…. That’s coming from ...

Texas judge allows Planned Parenthood to be part of state Women’s Health Program

Good news from Texas–a judge in Texas has stopped the state from banning Planned Parenthood from participating in the state’s Women’s Health Program. This means Planned Parenthood will continue to receive much needed state funding to provide health care services to low income women in Texas. The bill was pushed by Republican legislators that were responding to constituents that were so opposed to having Planned Parenthood involved they were open to shutting down the entire Women’s Health Program. Wow, assholes!

via AP, 

Judge Lee Yeakel ruled that there is sufficient evidence that the state law is unconstitutional. He imposed an injunction against enforcing it until he can hear full arguments.

The law passed last year by the Republican-controlled Legislature forbids state agencies from providing funds to ...

Good news from Texas–a judge in Texas has stopped the state from banning Planned Parenthood from participating in the state’s Women’s Health Program. This means Planned Parenthood will continue to receive much needed state funding to provide health care ...

Undercover anti-choicers use sex-selective abortion in attempt to discredit Planned Parenthood

It seems that anti-choice zealot Lila Rose and her team at Live Action may be at it again. You’ll no doubt remember that last year the conservative “sting” operation “uncovered” the horrifying fact that Planned Parenthood provides health information and services to sex trafficking victims. Now a string of similar incidents suggests the focus of Live Action’s next video may be sex-selective abortion. The Huffington Post report:

According to Planned Parenthood spokesperson Chloe Cooney, clinics in at least 11 states have reported two dozen or more “hoax visits” over the past several weeks, in which a woman walks into a clinic, claims to be pregnant and asks a particular pattern of provocative questions about sex-selective abortions, such as how ...

It seems that anti-choice zealot Lila Rose and her team at Live Action may be at it again. You’ll no doubt remember that last year the conservative “sting” operation “uncovered” the horrifying fact that Planned Parenthood ...

Wisconsin’s Coercive and Web Cam Abortion Prevention Act

As we’ve noted before, Scott Walker joined the ranks of some of the countries most anti-choice leaders after signing the Coercive and Web Cam Abortion Prevention Act last month–a bill that restricts the ability for abortion providers to render non-surgical abortions. And a bill that managed to put “web cam” in the title. This bill went into action on Friday and as a result, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin has had to halt all non-surgical abortions. 

The law, which took effect on Friday, requires women visit a doctor at least three times before having a drug-induced abortion, forces physicians to determine whether women are being coerced into having an abortion and prohibits women and doctors from using web cams during the procedure.

The Coercive ...

As we’ve noted before, Scott Walker joined the ranks of some of the countries most anti-choice leaders after signing the Coercive and Web Cam Abortion Prevention Act last month–a bill that restricts the ability for abortion providers ...

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