Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he will seek to “eliminate and criminalize any sale or transaction of fetal tissue by an abortion clinic for any purpose whatsoever” as part of a his response to widely discredited videos targeting Planned Parenthood.
The lawsuit filed in federal court Friday says efforts to defund the reproductive health-care provider are politically motivated and violate federal law.
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) said Monday that he had directed state agencies to review the government funding of programs operated by Planned Parenthood in the state.
Attorneys for three Planned Parenthood facilities targeted by Florida regulators for operating beyond their licensure claim the move is an unprecedented political attack.
Republicans have justified cutting funding to Planned Parenthood by citing a series of videos published by an anti-choice front group, the Center for Medical Progress.
Carson told the Washington Post that his “intent” made his research acceptable, and that his opposition is to “killing babies and taking the tissue, that’s a very different thing than taking a dead specimen and keeping a record of it.”
The virulently anti-choice, anti-gay Operation Save America spent a week in Alabama last month for its “Let Justice Roll” event. But local feminists met the invasion with calls for justice of their own.
A council in New Hampshire’s GOP-majority legislature on Wednesday voted to defund the state’s five Planned Parenthood clinics, calling the organization “too controversial” following the release of several videos attacking its fetal tissue donation program.
Huckabee’s recent comments about abortion invoked the image of forcing women to give birth at gunpoint. But while other conservatives won’t actually bring up the idea of violent force, their goal—forced childbirth—is exactly the same.
House Republicans on Tuesday pulled a popular breast cancer research funding bill over unfounded concerns that it would indirectly fund Planned Parenthood.