Dana Loesch has no clue how Planned Parenthood is funded

National Rifle Association national spokesperson Dana Loesch thinks that, instead of addressing gun violence by talking about guns, America should stop reimbursing Planned Parenthood for providing medical care. Doing so, she claimed, would magically free up $500 million for the federal government to pay for the NRA’s dream of prison-like schools with metal detectors and armed guards everywhere. It would not.

Days after Santa Fe, Texas, became the latest community to see a mass...

NRA flak complains about public Planned Parenthood funding, forgets NRA conventions are subsidized

Dana Loesch, the National Rifle Association national spokesperson, is appalled and infuriated that Planned Parenthood’s political arm is part of a coalition planning to spend $30 million to help elect candidates who support abortion rights in the 2018 midterm elections, while its non-profit affiliate the Planned Parenthood Federation of America receives taxpayer reimbursements for providing medical care.

But while she falsely claimed that this unconnected funding amounts to &#...

Nebraska is mere steps away from defunding Planned Parenthood

The funding for Planned Parenthood’s Lincoln South Health Center, a clinic where Brooke Thomas gets birth control shots every three months to deal with excruciating pain, is at risk. The Nebraska Legislature advanced a budget bill Tuesday evening that includes language that would deny Planned Parenthood and other local family planning clinics public funds. In a 38-6 vote, lawmakers voted to block federal Title X funding to clinics that perform, counsel, or refer abortion services.

White House policy could cost Planned Parenthood $100 million in international funding

A rule revived by the Trump administration gutting funding for organizations that perform or promote abortions abroad could cost Planned Parenthood around $100 million in funding, according to analysis by the New York Times. It’s the latest indication that White House efforts to hinder reproductive justice work are hitting the well-known non-profit health organization.

According to a State Department report on Tuesday, four organizations working internationally (along with doz...

Here’s how Texas is using Medicaid to defund Planned Parenthood

Republicans in Congress weren’t able to “defund” Planned Parenthood last year, but some remain hopeful that they can in 2018.

While eyes fixate on Congress, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) — an agency packed with anti-abortion sympathizers — signaled it would approve efforts to withhold federal dollars to Planned Parenthood if states asked. Texas has already sought federal permission to do so and the green light could come any day now.

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Discredited sting videos haunt Planned Parenthood as DOJ opens investigation

The Department of Justice is moving to investigate Planned Parenthood’s transfer of fetal tissue, continuing the fall-out from discredited sting videos released two years ago by an anti-abortion group.

On Thursday, the Justice Department reportedly asked Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) for documents relating to a Senate committee’s report on Planned Parenthood’s fetal tissue practices. The documents in question pertain to a Senate Judiciary ...

Indiana judge blocks anti-choice law in Indiana, marking a win for Planned Parenthood

A federal judge has issued a permanent injunction against an Indiana law that would have prohibited abortions sought specifically because the fetus had been potentially diagnosed with Down syndrome or other disabilities. The law also would have required that aborted fetuses be buried or cremated and that abortion providers notify patients that seeking an abortion because the fetus may be disabled was against the law in the state.

The restrictions were signed into law in March 2016 b...

Medical award to Planned Parenthood honors its services for low-income women

While Americans’ access to reproductive health care and education is under assault from the Trump administration and Congress, Planned Parenthood received a prestigious medical award for its range of health care services and its scope in reaching low-income women. The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation announced on Wednesday that the Lasker Awards would go to Planned Parenthood, as well as three scientists.

Planned Parenthood received the Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award f...

Advocates anticipate severe gutting of reproductive rights in health care bill

No matter what is voted on in Congress, reproductive rights advocates fear women’s health care will be endangered.Demonstrators march around the Capitol Building as they protest against the Senate GOP healthcare bill in Washington, June 28, 2017. CREDIT: AP/Andrew Harnik

A proxy vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act and defunding Planned Parenthood failed Wednesday, but as the health care debate c...