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Breaking: Komen Foundation pulls breast cancer screening funds from Planned Parenthood

What sad and disturbing news. From the Washington Post comes breaking news that will affect hundreds of thousands of dollars in women’s health funding:

“The nation’s leading breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is halting its partnerships with Planned Parenthood affiliates — creating a bitter rift, linked to the abortion debate, between two iconic organizations that have assisted millions of women.

The change will mean a cutoff of hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants, mainly for breast exams.” [Emphasis mine.]

The infamous pink Bible “controversy” (in which pink bibles that were being sold to benefit Susan B. Komen for Breast Cancer Awareness were pulled from the shelves because of ties to Planned Parenthood) most likely ...

What sad and disturbing news. From the Washington Post comes breaking news that will affect hundreds of thousands of dollars in women’s health funding:

“The nation’s leading breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is ...

What We Missed

Samhita and I went to a panel on Friday for Planned Parenthood’s new 2012 elections campaign (which I’m doing some work with them on) where amazing pro-choice celebs Julianne Moore, Gabrielle Union, America Ferrera and Maggie Gyllenhaal told us why they support Planned Parenthood. And naturally, they were all very swoon-worthy.

In case you didn’t catch the debate last week, Gingrich and Romney both supported getting rid of bilingual ballots.

An anonymous former associate of GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul told WaPo that — surprise, surprise — Paul did indeed sign off on the ridiculously bigoted newsletters back in the day, to build the business further ...

Samhita and I went to a panel on Friday for Planned Parenthood’s new 2012 elections campaign (which I’m doing some work with them on) where amazing pro-choice celebs Julianne Moore, Gabrielle Union, America ...

Planned Parenthood launches campaign targeting 2012 candidates

Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s president Cecile Richards held a blogger call yesterday on the launch of their new campaign and website around the 2012 elections, Women Are Watching.

Launched just this morning, the website and action center serves as a hub for updates on anti-choice candidates, current dangerous state legislation and offers ways supporters can get involved in on- and offline efforts to change the landscape of the current abysmal state of reproductive rights in the country:

Women are Watching is Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s 2012 campaign to educate women across the country about the unprecedented attacks on women’s health and where candidates stand on pivotal health care issues, empower women to hold anti-women’s health ...

Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s president Cecile Richards held a blogger call yesterday on the launch of their new campaign and website around the 2012 elections, Women Are Watching.

Launched just this morning, the website and ...

PPNYC Ticket Giveaway: Spend the night with Lizz Winstead

At her comedy show to benefit Planned Parenthood of New York City, that is.

Next Thursday, the Daily Show co-creator is making a stop on her “Planned Parenthood, I’m Here For You!” tour to NYC, and we’ve got some tickets to give away!

In addition to Lizz’s awesomeness, the show at Gramercy Theatre will include other bad-ass women like Sandra Bernhard, Lisa Lampanelli, Joan Walsh of Salon, and musical guest Ambrosia Parsley. In short, it’s going to be one big, hilarious pro-choice party.

Now, on to the trivia! PPNYC has graciously offered us two tickets to give away to Feministing readers, so I will grant free tickets to the first two people that email me with the ...

At her comedy show to benefit Planned Parenthood of New York City, that is.

Next Thursday, the Daily Show co-creator is making a stop on her “Planned Parenthood, I’m Here For You!” tour to NYC, ...

What We Missed

The sexual assault charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be dropped.

Canada opposition leader Jack Layton passed away this morning.

A judge in North Carolina has ruled that Planned Parenthood’s funding be restored. Awesome.

Tom Petty sends Michele Bachmann a “cease and desist” letter for using his song, “American Girl” on her campaign trail.

The Black Girl Project has announced a call for submissions for it’s first ever Sisterhood Summit in October.

16 reasons why the Family Research Council is a hate group.

I love you, Courtney Martin: “If stripping a white dude in uniform of his authority via the visceral power that comes from dancing with your girls ...

The sexual assault charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be dropped.

Canada opposition leader Jack Layton passed away this morning.

A judge in North Carolina has ruled that Planned Parenthood’s funding be ...

New Hampshire defunds Planned Parenthood because it doesn’t want to pay for your “party”

“I am opposed to providing condoms to someone. If you want to have a party, have a party, but don’t ask me to pay for it.”

That’s New Hampshire executive councilor Raymond Wieczorek explaining why he wouldn’t support funding Planned Parenthood to offer contraception to low-income women.

After losing the $1.8 million state contract last week, six Planned Parenthood clinics in the state have been forced to stop providing contraception. One center has, so far, turned away 20-30 women seeking low-cost birth control each day. The clinic’s manager said some of the women say they will stop taking birth control altogether because they don’t have private insurance and can’t afford the higher price at pharmacies.

The fact that anti-choice advocates can ...

“I am opposed to providing condoms to someone. If you want to have a party, have a party, but don’t ask me to pay for it.”

That’s New Hampshire executive councilor Raymond Wieczorek explaining why he wouldn’t ...

Kansas Update: One Planned Parenthood clinic to stay open

It looks like the Kansas Health Department has changed its tune.

Late Thursday, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced it will be giving a license to one Planned Parenthood clinic that provides abortions, reports AP. Kate Sheppard confirmed it with PP reps:

Planned Parenthood just announced that the health department has, in fact, decided to grant it a license to continue operating. The PP clinic in Overland Park will remain open. “Notwithstanding that the regulations are burdensome and unnecessary, the findings of the inspection indicate what we have known and said throughout this process: Planned Parenthood operates with the highest standards of patient care and has rigorous safety procedures ...

It looks like the Kansas Health Department has changed its tune.

Late Thursday, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced it will be giving a license to one Planned Parenthood clinic that provides abortions, reports ...

Wisconsin defunds Planned Parenthood; NineteenPercent breaks down the bullshit

Today, Governor Scott Walker signed the bill that will defund Planned Parenthood and other Title X clinics from the state budget. So remember the bad-ass video blogger on Beyonce’s latest song that was all over the internets some weeks ago? Well, we’re thrilled to announce Feministing has asked NineteenPercent to join the team as our new vlogger — and her commentary on the GOP’s attacks on Planned Parenthood couldn’t come at a better time. Check it.

Approximate transcript after the jump.

Today, Governor Scott Walker signed the bill that will defund Planned Parenthood and other Title X clinics from the state budget. So remember the bad-ass video blogger on Beyonce’s latest song that was ...

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