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  • Komen controversy drags down San Francisco breast cancer walk participation

    09/02/2012 9:02:34 PM PDT · by SmithL · 45 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 9/2/12 | Julia Prodis Sulek
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The last time Alice Heiman participated in the Susan G. Komen walk in San Francisco to raise money for breast cancer, she gathered a group of friends and made a big trip from her home in Reno to support a cause close to her heart. This year, though, nine months after the national organization sparked outrage when it refused to fund Planned Parenthood, she's ignoring donation requests that keep popping up in her inbox and has no plans for a return trip. She's not alone. Just days before Sunday's 5k Race for the Cure along the Embarcadero...
  • Planned Parenthood targets gay youth with ‘LGBTTIQQ2S’ resource explaining gay/lesbian sex

    08/30/2012 5:19:51 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 8/29/2012 | Peter Balkinski
    TORONTO, Ontario, 29 August, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – School-aged youths in Toronto who identify themselves with the homosexual lifestyle are about to be given a LGBTTIQQ2S sex-ed resource called “Queering Sex ed,” thanks to Planned Parenthood. The resource, when complete, will “have gay and lesbian sex properly explained” and will be offered to schools as part of Planned Parenthood’s sex education package. Anna Penner, one of the creators of Queering Sex ed, told the homosexual news service Xtra that she hopes to achieve a “resource that queer and trans youth can look at and think: ‘This is relevant to me.’” But...
  • Planned Parenthood to Spend $3 Million to Attack Mitt Romney

    08/27/2012 12:00:16 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 36 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | Monday, August 27, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    The biggest abortion business in the nation is prepared to spend heavily to ensure the hundreds of millions it receives in federal funding continues, by launching an aggressive attack on presidential candidate Mitt Romney.The Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the political arm of the company that does more than 300,000 abortions annually and has endorsed Obama, plans to spend more than $3 million to target voters in the battleground states of Ohio and Virginia with ads bashing Romney for wanting to cut its taxpayer funding. The $3.2 million campaign will feature everything from online ads to old-fashioned door to door politics.“We...
  • Planned Parenthood’s Action Fund planning revenge on Mitt Romney

    08/25/2012 11:41:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 25, 2012 | Alexander Bolton
    Planned Parenthood’s Action Fund plans to spend more than $3 million in Ohio and Virginia against Mitt Romney in the wake of his pledge to “get rid” of the women’s health advocacy group. The group is one of several liberal-leaning women’s organizations planning to spend millions of dollars in crucial election states to swing undecided female voters toward President Obama. Joining them are NARAL Pro-Choice America and EMILY’s List, two abortion-rights groups who are also planning aggressive campaigns. Their message is in line with Obama’s increased courtship of female voters. Several women will address the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte....
  • Secret Planned Parenthood Document Exposes Dishonest Tactics

    08/24/2012 8:44:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    LN ^ | 8.24.2012 | Josh Brahm
    Josh, Liz and Gabi react to a leaked Planned Parenthood document that trains their volunteers to purposefully have bad dialogues with pro-life people. A stark contrast is made between the kind of dialogue that Planned Parenthood wants us to have, and the kind of dialogue we’ve been training people to have on this show. There are also some insights that can be made on the way Planned Parenthood directors think based on things that are said in this document. Related Links: Download the leaked Planned Parenthood document we’re responding to Listen to the audio Josh referred to on goals for...
  • Federal Court UPHOLDS Texas Ban on Planned Parenthood Taxpayer Funding

    08/24/2012 11:03:20 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 2 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 8/24/2012 | David Bellow
    The U.S Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has ruled that Texas CAN enforce a new law that cuts off Taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood, and abortion provider. This has been a roller coaster ride for Texas. Soon after Texas passed the new law last year, Planned Parenthood sued. President Obama also responded by threatening to terminate funding for women's health services in Texas in response to Texas refusing to fund Abortion Providers like Planned Parenthood as part of the Texas Women's Health Service Program.  A liberal activist judge ruled that Texas cannot enforce the new law....
  • NO WE CAN'T: The Delusions of Backing the Abortion Regime

    08/24/2012 5:08:59 AM PDT · by rhema · 9 replies
    Touchstone ^ | Sept./Oct. 2012 | James M. Kushiner
    Chicago's Grant Park on November 4, 2009, was the site of a jubilant election-night rally and victory speech by Barack Obama. Toward the end of his speech, he said, "So tonight, let us ask ourselves—if our children should live to see the next century . . . what change will they see? What progress will we have made?" Within sight of Grant Park, on July 20, 2012, Tonya Reaves, 24, entered a Planned Parenthood Clinic on Michigan Avenue. She underwent a "dilation and extraction" (D & E) abortion. Afterwards, she started bleeding. She bled at Planned Parenthood for five and...
  • Court: Texas can cut off Planned Parenthood funds

    08/21/2012 7:50:19 PM PDT · by South40 · 16 replies
    MSNBC.com ^ | 8/20/2012 | WILL WEISSERT
    State argued that it is not required to subsidize organizations that advocate elective abortions AUSTIN, Texas — A federal appeals court ruled late Tuesday that Texas can cut off funding for Planned Parenthood clinics that provide health services to low-income women before a trial over a new law that bans state money from going to organizations tied to abortion providers. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans lifted a federal judge's temporary injunction calling for the funding to continue pending an October trial on Planned Parenthood's challenge to the law. Texas officials sought to cut off funding...
  • Boxer: Akin is the symptom, but Ryan and Romney are the disease

    08/21/2012 7:50:31 PM PDT · by Justaham · 29 replies
    mercurynews.com ^ | 8/21/12 | Josh Richman
    Rep. Todd Akin's controversial comments about rape and abortion aren't just for Missourians to mull in their Senate race -- they're typical of a mindset that pervades and perverts the entire GOP, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer said Tuesday. "It's deeper than one Republican congressman -- it goes all the way to the top of the Republican ticket," she said. "The truth is there's a war against women, and it's not going to end until we all say at the polls, 'That's not the country we want.'" Boxer, D-Calif., used her previously scheduled speech to Planned Parenthood Advocates Mar Monte at...
  • Protester spits on Romney supporter at Wis. event

    08/17/2012 2:43:58 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 57 replies
    KARE11.com ^ | 8/17/12 | AP
    GRAND CHUTE, Wis. - A video taken at a Wisconsin event on behalf of Mitt Romney shows a protester arguing with a Romney supporter and then spitting in her face. The event Friday in Grand Chute was part of a statewide "Wisconsin Women for Mitt" tour. A protester interrupted Republican state Sen. Alberta Darling to ask about Republican opposition to Planned Parenthood.
  • Charges against Kansas abortion clinic dropped

    08/17/2012 12:40:04 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August. 17, 2012 | JOHN HANNA
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- A Kansas prosecutor on Friday dropped all remaining criminal charges against a Kansas City-area Planned Parenthood clinic accused of performing illegal abortions, ending what was believed to be the first attempt in the U.S. to prosecute a facility affiliated with the group. Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe announced that 32 misdemeanor charges against the clinic had been dismissed.
  • The Liberal Sisterhood of the Plundering Hacks

    08/17/2012 3:56:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Hey, remember when Nancy Pelosi and a gaggle of Democratic women vowed to eradicate Washington's culture of corruption? Tee-hee. Instead of breaking up the Good Ol' Boys Club, Capitol Hill's leading liberal ladies have established their very own taxpayer-funded Sisterhood of the Plundering Hacks. This week, the names of two of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's gal pals surfaced in a mortifying, Animal House-style scandal. If the allegations of whistleblowers pan out, DHS may soon be known as DSH: The Department of Sexual Harassment. According to FoxNews.com's Judson Berger, DHS chief of staff for Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
  • Fmr. Komen Foundation insider’s new book will expose ‘Planned Bullyhood’

    08/16/2012 1:27:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    LSN ^ | 8.16.2012 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    The full story of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation’s decision to defund Planned Parenthood will be told next month, when former employee Karen Handel releases her new book for Simon & Schuster. Planned Bullyhood, The Truth Behind the Headlines about the Planned Parenthood Funding Battle with Susan G. Komen for the Cure (http://books.simonandschuster.com/Planned-Bullyhood/Karen-Handel/9781451697940) will be available on September 11. Earlier this year Komen announced it was cutting off funding from Planned Parenthood because of a new policy not to fund organizations under investigation by the government, and because Planned Parenthood does not perform mammograms. Komen spokeswoman Leslie...
  • New magazine [small enough to hide from Planned Parenthood deathscorts] released to promote life

    08/16/2012 7:02:27 AM PDT · by rhema · 2 replies
    MINNEAPOLIS — Human Life Alliance (HLA) recently released “Street Magazine,” a publication that is “designed to engage mothers right outside abortion facilities.” “We designed it to be easily tucked into a purse or pocket, helping young women hide it from Planned Parenthood deathscorts,” said Jo Tolck, executive director of HLA, in a recent issue of the group’s “Action News” publication. “Our hope is this new tool will help sidewalk counselors engage more young women considering abortion.” Some 100,000 copies of the mag- azine were printed for this first edition. HLA plans to publish again in the fall or early in...
  • Fmr. Komen Foundation insider’s new book will expose ‘Planned Bullyhood’

    08/16/2012 10:50:15 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/15/12 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    ATLANTA, August 15, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - The full story of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation’s decision to defund Planned Parenthood will be told next month, when former employee Karen Handel releases her new book for Simon & Schuster. Planned Bullyhood, The Truth Behind the Headlines about the Planned Parenthood Funding Battle with Susan G. Komen for the Cure will be available on September 11. Earlier this year Komen announced it was cutting off funding from Planned Parenthood because of a new policy not to fund organizations under investigation by the government, and because Planned Parenthood does not...
  • Overflowing Banks: In Obama Ad, Actress Offers Tampon TMI, But Can't Say the Word 'Abortion'?

    08/12/2012 11:18:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 12, 2012 | Tim Graham
    Actress Elizabeth Banks made a campaign video for Obama-Biden 2012 – just barely. Almost the entire 75 seconds is a defense of Planned Parenthood and their “essential services,” which is the euphemism feminists use to describe America’s leading provider of abortions. In fact, Banks could not bring herself to even mention the word or the concept of abortions, except indirectly as “that little five percent” of controversial things PPFA does that judgmental Mitt Romney dislikes. This is quite shocking in its discretion, considering Banks unloads TMI and talks about her massive menstrual flow: Elizabeth Banks on Planned Parenthood, Women's Health,...
  • Limbaugh: ‘what is Planned Parenthood if not a death squad?’ Pittman: PP a ‘murderous organization’

    08/10/2012 5:14:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LSN ^ | 8/10/2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    August 9, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Radio host Rush Limbaugh this week said that Democrats should take a harder look at their own sources of funding before they criticize the GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney for making his fortune as co-founder of asset management firm Bain Capital. Rush Limbaugh “So they say now in the Huffington Post that Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital, way way back when it was originally founded, was seeded with money from Latin America deaths quads,” said the conservative radio guru August 8. “Well let me ask you a question. What’s the difference in that and the Democrats...
  • Komen president resigning, founder shifting roles

    08/09/2012 3:22:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    boston.com ^ | 8/9/12 | Terry Wallace
    The president and the founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure are both stepping down from their roles, the nation’s largest breast cancer foundation said in announcing a major leadership shake-up. The high-profile departures come in the wake of continuing fallout from Komen’s decision earlier this year to briefly end funding for Planned Parenthood... It’s the latest shake-up since news emerged in January that Komen had decided to eliminate its funding for Planned Parenthood... Komen restored the funding after a three-day firestorm, but it didn’t quell the criticism. At least five other high-ranking executives also have resigned, and organizers...
  • Obama's Progress

    08/08/2012 2:09:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2012 | Paul Kengor
    Try to define progressivism . In fact, ask progressives to try to define progressivism . All we really know is that they’re, well, progressing. They and their ideas and their politics are always changing, evolving. This means that what they believe and hold fast and dear today may not be what they believe and hold fast and dear tomorrow, or decades or a century from now. For instance, when progressive heroine Margaret Sanger started her American Birth Control League a century ago, she was seeking birth control for, among other purposes, what she and fellow progressives termed “race improvement.” She...
  • Caught on video: Abortionist talks of the “ugly black babies” he aborts

    08/06/2012 2:25:15 PM PDT · by topher · 24 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 6, 2012 | Jean McCarthy
    CHARLOTTE, NC, August 6, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Charlotte abortionist Ashutosh Ron Virmani was caught on camera telling pro-lifers to “adopt one of those ugly black babies.” Virmani’s comments came as he was speaking with pro-life activists from Operation Save America who confronted Virmani on his doorstep on July 26, 2012. The abortionist’s comments have riled black pro-life activists. Day Gardner, President of the National Black Pro-Life Union, said in a press release, “It’s all too obvious that he had a particular disgust for black babies and therefore has no problem killing them.”
  • Moving Forward Doesn’t Mean Funding Planned Parenthood for President Obama’s Daughters

    08/04/2012 8:12:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2012 | Townhall.com Staff
    Editor's note: This column was authored by Catherine Glenn Foster, Litigation Counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund. It seems that every day the effects of the culture of death on our society are more and more obvious, and more and more gruesome. Just take the continued funding of Planned Parenthood with taxpayer dollars. This ongoing controversy was highlighted recently when President Barack Obama declared yet again that he wants to continue pumping our hard-earned money into Planned Parenthood. Why? So it will still be around to perform abortions for daughters if they want one. He drew a contrast with...
  • Planned Parenthood Never Called 911 for Abortion Victim

    08/03/2012 3:58:34 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/3/12 | Steven Ertelt
    Documents a pro-life group has obtained show the Planned Parenthood abortion business, which waited five hours before sending a woman who died from a botched legal abortion to the hospital, never called 911.Initially, Steve Miller of the CBS news affiliate WBBM released a report showing documents released in the botched abortion death of Tonya Reaves that alarmingly showed Planned Parenthood delayed summoning emergency care for the dying woman for five and a half hours after the abortion failed. Now, John Jansen of the Pro-Life Action League indicates his group today obtained documents verifying that Planned Parenthood’s Loop Health Center in...
  • Planned Parenthood May Face Family’s Lawsuit Over Abortion Death

    07/30/2012 9:58:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    life action ^ | 7.30.2012 | Steven Ertelt
    The family of the woman Planned Parenthood killed in a botched legal abortion last week has retained an attorney in preparation for a civil lawsuit against the abortion business. According to ABC News, the family of Tonya Reaves, the 24-year-old mother of one who died following a second trimester abortion, have sought legal counsel. Reaves died after hemorrhaging late Friday night and was taken by ambulance from the Chicago-area Planned Parenthood clinic to Northwestern Memorial Hospital at about 11:00 a.m. Friday and was pronounced dead about twelve hours later. Corey Meyer, an attorney for the family, told ABC, “We’re just...
  • Housing Headwinds: US Birthrate Lowest in 25 Years as Twenty-Somethings Postpone Having Babies

    07/29/2012 8:54:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    Boomer demographics and postponement of marriage on account of student debt and poor finances are two of the key reasons that I long-ago stated the housing recovery would be slow for a decade. Declining birthrates now show that is indeed what is happening. First, please consider a short snip from my July 25 post "Actual" New Home Sales First 6 Months of 2012 vs. Prior Years; Reflections on the Housing Recovery Reflections on the Housing Recovery Even with today's reported decline, new home sales have likely bottomed on an annual, cumulative-total basis. However, don't expect much in terms of recovery.Debt...
  • Woman Dies After Planned Parenthood Botched Her Abortion, Congress to Investigate

    07/28/2012 9:58:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2012 | Townhall.com Staff
    The negligence of Planned Parenthood appears to be a contributing factor in the tragic death of 24 year old Tonya Reaves. Ms. Reaves passed away last Friday after complications from a failed abortion at an Illinois Planned Parenthood clinic. Documents released by CBS detail just how disastrously the clinic responded to her medical emergency. At 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Reaves received a second-trimester dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion at Planned Parenthood, located at 18 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago. Following the abortion, Reaves began bleeding heavily and it continued at Planned Parenthood for five and a half hours before a...
  • Anti-Abortion Group Comes to Town to Take on Stericycle

    07/27/2012 11:53:02 AM PDT · by Tau Food · 26 replies
    The Times-News ^ | July 27, 2012 | Staff
    GRAHAM — An anti-abortion group made a return trip to Alamance County this week to protest against a medical waste disposal company. On Tuesday, members of the Campaign to Stop Stericycle protested on the steps of the Historic Courthouse in Graham against Illinois-based Stericycle, a medical-waste disposal company with a location near Haw River. The Campaign to Stop Stericycle alleges that the company disposes of fetuses that are the product of abortions. The protestors said they have collected evidence that Stericycle contracts to dispose of medical waste for abortion clinics, including more than 600 Planned Parenthood locations across the U.S....
  • South Dakota lawmakers: abortion can lead to suicide

    07/27/2012 7:14:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2012 | Steven Aden
    South Dakota is doing everything it can to let downtrodden pregnant women know there are better, healthier options than abortion. In March 2011, South Dakota’s Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed the Abortion Informed Consent Statute into law. Although the constitutionality of the law was immediately challenged, and Planned Parenthood recoiled at the thought of mothers being informed of all the dangers abortion poses for them (in addition to the child), the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that all major provisions of the law can stand. Generally speaking, this means that women seeking an abortion in South Dakota’s only abortion...
  • Tonya Reaves killed by incomplete abortion, perforated uterus, and delay, documents say

    07/26/2012 1:06:37 PM PDT · by topher · 25 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | July 26, 2012 | Operation Rescue staff
    CHICAGO, July 26, 2012, (Operation Rescue)—New documents released in the Tonya Reaves tragedy reveal a timeline leading to her death that clearly shows Planned Parenthood delayed summoning emergency care for the dying woman for five-and-a-half hours after a severely botched abortion. At 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Reaves received a second-trimester dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion at Planned Parenthood, located at 18 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago. After the abortion, Reaves suffered bleeding. The bleeding continued at Planned Parenthood for five-and-a-half hours before a Fire Department ambulance finally took her to Northwestern Memorial Hospital at 4:30 p.m. according to a report...
  • Planned Parenthood Waited Five Hours Before Sending Abortion Victim to ER

    07/26/2012 12:11:50 PM PDT · by rhema · 27 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 7/26/12 | Steven Ertelt
    New documents a local CBS television station obtained in the case of a young African-American woman killed in a fatal botched legal abortion show Planned Parenthood waited over five hours before sending the woman to a local hospital for emergency care. Steve Miller of the CBS news affiliate WBBM has released a new report showing documents released in the botched abortion death of Tonya Reaves that alarmingly shows Planned Parenthood delayed summoning emergency care for the dying woman for five and a half hours after the abortion failed. At 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Reaves received a second-trimester dilation and evacuation...
  • Why Blacks Should Despise Planned Parenthood

    07/25/2012 8:05:12 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 8 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | July 25, 2012 | JP
    The family of Chicago native Tonya Reaves received no condolences from President Obama. The Windy City’s black clergy held no prayer vigil in her memory. Its civil rights activists staged no protest at the site where the young black woman was killed last Friday. That’s because Tonya’s death was not considered by Chi-Town’s black community to be a “hate” crime. Because the 24-year-old mother-to-be died at the hands of a Planned Parenthood abortion doctor. The final day of Tonya’s life began with a visit to a Planned Parenthood “clinic” for a second-trimester abortion. An autopsy revealed that she bled to...
  • Brainstorming: How Do We Respond to This Act of Pro-Abortion Vandalism in Seattle?

    07/24/2012 4:26:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    live action ^ | 7.24.2012 | Thomas Peters
    Pro-abortion activists are praising someone who vandalized a pro-life pregnancy resource center’s advertisement on a major bus route in Seattle, WA with this sticker: The sticker reads: “Be advised: this is an anti-choice organization. They will NOT present you with all your legal & medical options. Call Planned Parenthood instead [number].” It’s ironic this anonymous vandal would promote Planned Parenthood over a pro-life pregnancy center when an Illinois woman just died after going to a Planned Parenthood clinic for an abortion (see my previous report here) and the news today that yet another woman has been injured during a Planned...
  • Planned Parenthood Injures Another Woman in Botched Abortion

    07/24/2012 4:23:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/24/2012 | Life News
    The death of a young woman at a Chicago Planned Parenthood facility following a failed abortion has garnered nationwide news and attention. However, on the same day last Friday, the abortion business also injured another woman in a botched abortion. The Pro-Life Action League uncovered the botched abortion and local pro-life advocates helping provide women outside the Planned Parenthood clinic with alternatives information provided the group a picture (shown here) of the ambulance arriving at the abortion company’s location. “Earlier the same day, as several pro-lifers prayed outside the Aurora Planned Parenthood fortress, an ambulance arrived at the abortion facility,”...
  • Mother covers up son’s sexual misconduct, gets minor girlfriend an abortion, police say

    07/24/2012 10:19:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    life news ^ | 7/24/2012 | Ben Johnson
    OWENSVILLE, Indiana, July 23, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Indiana State Police arrested an Owensville woman Friday for covering up her 21-year-old son’s sexual relationship with a 15-year-old by arranging her abortion. Kacy L. Heath, 43, is facing two felony charges: contributing to the delinquency of a minor and conspiracy to commit identity theft. Indiana State Police Detective Tobias Odom, who conducted the investigation, said Heath gave the minor a fake ID and paid for the abortion, which took place in February in Grant City, Illinois. “Her legal guardians had no knowledge of her pregnancy or the abortion,” police stated. Indiana requires...
  • Planned Parenthood seeking donations on Central Texas streets

    07/24/2012 3:56:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Austin-American Statesman ^ | July 23, 2012 | Benjamin Wermund
    ROUND ROCK — Workers from Planned Parenthood have taken to Central Texas streets to drum up support in the wake of what officials from the organization say has been a tough year. Staffers seeking donations for the group, which has been tussling with state leaders over participation in a Medicaid program, have descended upon cities across the region, from downtown Austin to conservative-leaning Williamson County — where support would theoretically be harder to find — including downtown Round Rock. [snip] So far the group's presence has avoided controversy at least in Round Rock, where two staffers work corners on Main...
  • Woman dies after abortion at Planned Parenthood clinic (Chicago)

    07/23/2012 1:42:17 PM PDT · by grundle · 55 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 22, 2012
    A woman died of injuries she received during an abortion at a local Planned Parenthood clinic Friday. Tonya Reaves, 24, of the 1500 block of N. Kildare, was pronounced dead at 11:20 p.m. Friday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. She was taken to the hospital from the Planned Parenthood clinic at 18 S. Michigan Ave. An autopsy done Saturday listed the woman’s cause of death to be hemorrhage, with a cervical dilation and evacuation, as well as an intrauterine pregnancy as contributing causes, according to the medical examiner’s office. Her death was ruled...
  • Woman Dies After Second-Trimester Abortion at Planned Parenthood

    07/23/2012 10:23:07 AM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | July 23, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    A young woman has died after having a second-trimester abortion at a Chicago-area Planned Parenthood clinic. Tonya Reaves, 24, died late Friday night, according to a local CBS television station, of hemorrhage, with a cervical dilation and evacuation, according to the medical examiner’s office following an autopsy after the abortion that claimed her life.CBS Chicago said Reaves died after the abortion she had at 18 S. Michigan Avenue Planned Parenthood facility. The woman was transported from the Loop Health Center Planned Parenthood abortion clinic to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 11:20 P.M.An autopsy conducted Saturday determined...
  • City Council Passes Buffer Zone to Push Pro-Lifers Away from Abortion Clinic

    07/18/2012 11:08:27 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    live action ^ | 7/18/2012 | Nancy Flanders
    her person’s right to obtain medical counseling and treatment in an unobstructed manner. [… and they want] to provide unobstructed access to Reproductive Health Care Facilities.” However, according to Clift, police records show that protestors were peaceful, polite, and not in violation of any laws or ordinances, and she says the group never blocks women from entering the clinic. In fact, she explained, only two of the calls to police from the clinic were related to protestors at all. Clift says that her group has obtained legal counsel and will challenge the new ordinance. She has been running successful 40...
  • In new abortion battle, Planned Parenthood sues Arizona

    07/16/2012 6:55:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/16/2012 | Corrie MacLaggan
    Planned Parenthood on Monday sued the state of Arizona in an effort to overturn a law that blocks funding for its health clinics because the organization also performs abortions. The law, signed by Governor Jan Brewer in May, is part of a national campaign against Planned Parenthood orchestrated by conservatives Republican lawmakers who oppose abortions. In the past two years, 13 states have taken steps to eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood, and the organization has filed lawsuits in six of them, including Arizona. Planned Parenthood says abortions account for only 3 percent of its services, which include cancer screening and...
  • When did Planned Parenthood cease being a eugenic organization?

    07/16/2012 8:31:08 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 18 replies
    The history of Margaret Sanger's eugenic views are in a general sense well known, so I don't want to spend any more time detailing that here than I have to. But with regards to this a few things are important and need to be outlined: First, what Planned Parenthood(PP) themselves call "The Sanger Years". She founded it, and ran the show. They're clearly proud of this. Second, PP's roots in the group called The "American Birth Control League".(ABCL) What was the ABCL all about? On page 277 of Margaret Sanger's book Pivot of Civilization, she spells it out quite clearly....
  • Planned Parenthood targets African-American music festival: black pro-life leaders furious

    07/13/2012 4:48:59 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/12/12 | Jean McCarthy
    July 12, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Black pro-life leaders are condemning Planned Parenthood’s sponsorship of the African-American 2012 Essence Music Festival, pointing to the abortion organization’s history of involvement in eugenics and targeting minorities. “The 3500 black deaths linked to the Klan pale in comparison to Planned Parenthood’s 15 million plus Black deaths,” said Dr. Day Gardner, the president of the National Black Pro-Life Union, in response to Planned Parenthood’s sponsorship of the music festival. “Both the KKK and Planned Parenthood share the same ‘end game.’” “Planned Parenthood is using the 2012 Essence Music Festival to portray themselves as an organization...
  • State of Alaska proposes new regulations to pay for abortions

    07/14/2012 6:18:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | July 12, 2012 | by Lisa Demer
    State health officials are refusing to answer questions about a proposal that critics fear could restrict abortions for low-income women in Alaska. At issue is coverage for abortions through Medicaid and Denali KidCare, the state-federal health insurance programs for low-income Alaskans. The state wants to require physicians who perform abortions to certify on paper whether an abortion is medically necessary. If it's not, or doesn't meet federal criteria, the state won't pay for it. Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, which provides the majority of abortions in Alaska, says a shift in wording of what constitutes a medically necessary abortion...
  • Indiana abortion law ruled illegal (More Taxpayer's funding for abortions)

    07/10/2012 3:57:26 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 7 replies
    cnn ^ | 7/9/2012 | Chris Boyette
    A controversial Indiana law that would keep low-income women from using federal Medicaid benefits to receive any kind of reproductive medical care from Planned Parenthood is unacceptable because it denies women the freedom to choose their health care providers, according to a federal hearing officer. In June 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of the Department of Health and Human Services ruled the state law, which would alter the way Medicaid is run in Indiana, violates federal laws, making it unacceptable. The state has argued the law, HEA 1210, simply intended to block Medicaid money from going...
  • Medicaid probes Planned Parenthood fees

    07/10/2012 10:47:31 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 4 replies
    Chicago Business ^ | July 09, 2012 | Andrew L. Wang
    Medicaid probes Planned Parenthood fees By Andrew L. Wang July 09, 2012 The Illinois Medicaid inspector general is investigating the billing practices of the medical director of Planned Parenthood of Illinois, Crain's has learned. Dr. Caroline Hoke was reimbursed more than $3 million by Medicaid during the state's 2009 fiscal year, making her the program's second-highest-paid doctor at the time, but the payments fell to zero by 2011, Crain's analysis of state records shows. The state Department of Healthcare and Family Services has withheld payments to Dr. Hoke until “billing issues” are resolved, a DHFS spokesman confirms. He declines to...
  • $5.5 Billion Lawsuit Against Planned Parenthood of the Heartland

    07/10/2012 7:41:56 AM PDT · by MockTurtle · 17 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 7/10/12 | The Iowa Republican
    Former Planned Parenthood of the Heartland Clinic Manager Files Lawsuit Against Midwest Abortion Chain "In effect, the lawsuit explains, Planned Parenthood both falsely billed Medicaid and took money from low-income women by getting them to pay for services Medicaid was intended to cover in full." Alliance Defending Freedom Imperative Message From Sue Thayer, FORMER Clinic Manager for Planned Parenthood of the Heartland: During my last years working at Planned Parenthood, it became increasingly clear to me that not all of their policies and protocols were completely legal and ethical. After much thought, I contacted the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). I...
  • Obama sidesteps Tennessee law, gives Planned Parenthood $400,000

    07/06/2012 6:30:53 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 7/5/2012 | Ben Johnson
    WEST MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, July 5, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Months after Tennessee state and local officials chose to defund Planned Parenthood, the Obama administration has directly awarded the abortion provider a federal contract restoring some of the lost funds. The administration has awarded Planned Parenthood in Memphis with $400,000 in Title X family planning funds. The state’s legislature and Republican governor, Bill Haslam, took pains to transfer family planning dollars from facilities that perform abortions to other local hospitals and health centers. Local officials also opted to prioritize those who had not performed a procedure many of the state’s residents find...
  • Superheroes for Planned Parenthood? Marvel Comics to support the Komen foundation

    07/03/2012 2:14:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 3, 2012 | BEN JOHNSON
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK, July 2, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fresh off its decision to celebrate “LGBT month” by incorporating a homosexual “marriage” storyline into its X-Men comic books, Marvel Comics has announced it is marking National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October by teaming up with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. Superheroes in several comic lines will be drawn with a special pink cover to mark the comic line’s affiliation with Komen. The comics specifically involved include the Avengers, Captain America, Captain Marvel, the Fantastic Four, Invincible Iron Man, Mighty Thor, Uncanny X-Men, and Wolverine. In...
  • North Carolina Legislature De-Funds Planned Parenthood

    07/03/2012 9:20:52 PM PDT · by Qbert · 14 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 7/3/12 | Steven Ertelt
    The North Carolina state legislature has de-funded Planned Parenthood — with legislative leaders agreeing to a state budget that redirects $343,000 in family planning funding from Planned Parenthood, the nation’s biggest abortion business, to county health departments. The budget was enacted at midnight last night after the legislature voted to override Governor Bev Perdue’s veto and it was the second time the legislature overrode a Perdue veto of a budget de-funding Planned Parenthood. Today, the Susan B. Anthony List, a national pro-life organization, praised Majority Leader Paul Stam, State Representatives Justin Burr, Marilyn Avila, Nelson Dollar, and the North Carolina...
  • Miss. May Be Only State Without an Abortion Clinic

    06/30/2012 5:44:13 PM PDT · by floridavoter2 · 31 replies
    AP ^ | June 30, 2012 | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi could soon become the only state without an abortion clinic because of a new law taking effect this weekend. Critics say the law would force women to drive hours across the state line to obtain a constitutionally protected procedure, or could even force some to carry unwanted pregnancies to term.
  • Obama Plugs Birth Control and Planned Parenthood in Speech at High School

    06/26/2012 12:53:14 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 20 replies
    CNS ^ | June 26, 2012 | Fred Lucas
    Listing the reasons why Americans should vote for him, President Barack Obama told an audience at a high school in New Hampshire on Monday that failure to subsidize abortions and contraception is the same as “restricting access” to those services. “In this election, on every single challenge that we face, you’ve got the final say,” Obama told the crowd at Oyster River High School in Durham, N.H. “You can decide that instead of restricting access to birth control or defunding Planned Parenthood, we should make sure that in this country, women control their own health care choices. That’s up to...
  • Ex-CNN Anchor Exposes Planned Parenthood as Democratic Shill

    06/25/2012 6:52:26 AM PDT · by rhema · 17 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 6/24/12 | Steven Ertelt
    In a new column at the New York Times, former CNN and NBC anchor Campbell Brown exposes the political arm of the Planned Parenthood abortion business as essentially a subsidiary of the Democratic Party. Brown, who makes her own pro-abortion views clear, points out how Planned Parenthood has abandoned any pretense of bipartisanship and essentially become little more than a shill for Democrats by abandoning even the few Republicans who support legalized abortion. The article, “Planned Parenthood’s Self-Destructive Behavior,” says “Planned Parenthood has only itself to blame” for winnowing the number of people willing to defend the nation’s biggest abortion...