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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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Tucker Max’s Planned Parenthood publicity stunt

For reasons that seem obvious, Planned Parenthood rejected 500,000 dollars from Tucker Max who was trying to donate money to them. Rest assured it was not out of the goodness of his heart, but for a tax break, to promote his new book and to prove he is not a massive a-hole misogynist. But, Tucker Max is a career misogynist, the type of misogynist that creates space in our culture for hateful attacks on groups like Planned Parenthood. He perpetuates retrograde ideas about women with his lazy garble. As Jill notes, PP needs the money–like hella bad–but they also don’t need salacious media attacks so people can continue to politicize and scrutinize the very necessary services they provide.

In response ...

For reasons that seem obvious, Planned Parenthood rejected 500,000 dollars from Tucker Max who was trying to donate money to them. Rest assured it was not out of the goodness of his heart, but for a ...

Bomb planted at WI Planned Parenthood

“Pro-life” indeed. WTAQ in Wisconsin reports:

Grand Chute police are investigating an explosive device that blew up at Planned Parenthood. It happened about 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Planned Parenthood office at 3800 North Gillett Street.  The explosion started a  fire that quickly burned itself out. The fire and explosion caused a small amount of damage to the building.

Let’s call this what it is: domestic terrorism. Let’s call it what it is: part of a years-long, co-ordinated, national effort to make a legal procedure inaccessible by ensuring that all those who seek and provide it must risk their lives to do so. Let’s call this what it is: totally fucking horrifying and totally fucking unacceptable.

“Pro-life” indeed. WTAQ in Wisconsin reports:

Grand Chute police are investigating an explosive device that blew up at Planned Parenthood. It happened about 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Planned Parenthood office at 3800 North Gillett Street.  ...

Mitt Romney thinks voters have no memory

Yesterday, in typical “post-primary step all over my victory with a gaffe” Mitt Romney fashion, Eric Fehrnstrom, Romney’s campaign spokesman told CNN that by the general election Romney will be able to “hit a reset button” and stated that it’s “almost like an etch-a-sketch you can kind of shake it up and start all over again.”

Uh…

So Mitt Romney thinks that all of the “severely conservative” positions he’s taken during this long primary fight will just go away like the drawings on an etch-a-sketch? Certainly the Romney camp realizes that many of Romney’s most problematic positions–like saying he would get rid of Planned Parenthood–are all on video right?

It’s certainly interesting that the one candidate this year who has seemingly lacked ...

Yesterday, in typical “post-primary step all over my victory with a gaffe” Mitt Romney fashion, Eric Fehrnstrom, Romney’s campaign spokesman told CNN that by the general election Romney will be able to “hit a reset button” ...

Anti-choice org on Planned Parenthood: Like drug dealers, but with sex

It’s truly hard to digest how hilarious this video is from the American Life League on Planned Parenthood and their “agenda” to lure your children into sex addiction with candy penis pops and vagina fruit roll-ups so they can sell them abortions and birth control. The gateway drug? Masturbation.

I repeat, folks — this is not a parody video.

http://youtu.be/nZix2Nm0fKw

*Fans air* Whoowee! I don’t know about you, but nothing gets me hotter than vulva puppets, vagina macaroons and cartoon penises. (Seriously though, I do kind of want a macaroon now.)

These people never cease to amaze.

Via. Thx to Morgan for the heads up.

It’s truly hard to digest how hilarious this video is from the American Life League on Planned Parenthood and their “agenda” to lure your children into sex addiction with candy penis pops and vagina fruit roll-ups so ...

Remembering Dr. Stephen Levin

Saying someone is a hero and a lifesaver, lauding their invaluable and extraordinary contributions to the world, can often be hyperbole. But in the case of Dr. Stephen Levin (Oct. 16, 1941- February 8, 2012) who fought for his patients’ lives as a physician and activist, and fought for change on both a cellular and a political  level, it’s simply a statement of fact.

I first met Steve Levin at the New York City office of Kinderland, a progressive summer camp focused on social justice. I grew up going to Kinderland, and was there for my interview to be a Counselor in Training (CIT). Steve was there, waiting for his own daughter — who had never been to Kinderland — to finish ...

Saying someone is a hero and a lifesaver, lauding their invaluable and extraordinary contributions to the world, can often be hyperbole. But in the case of Dr. Stephen Levin (Oct. 16, 1941- February 8, 2012) who fought for his ...

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