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Court Rules Lawsuit Challenging Planned Parenthood Funding Ban in Texas May Proceed

A Texas appeals court ruled a state court action, which challenges a 2012 rule blocking Planned Parenthood from participating in the state-run Texas Women's Health Program, can proceed.

A Texas appeals court ruled a state court action, which challenges a 2012 rule blocking Planned Parenthood from participating in the state-run Texas Women’s Health Program, can proceed.

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State Policy Trends: More Supportive Legislation, Even as Attacks on Abortion Rights Continue

Some 64 provisions have been introduced so far this year to expand or protect access to abortion, more than had been introduced in any year in the last quarter-century.

Some 64 provisions have been introduced so far this year to expand or protect access to abortion, more than had been introduced in any year in the last quarter-century.

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Divided Appeals Court Says Kansas Can Defund Planned Parenthood

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court's order and ruled the State of Kansas can enforce a 2011 law that strips Planned Parenthood of Title X funds while a legal challenge proceeds.

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court’s order and ruled the State of Kansas can enforce a 2011 law that strips Planned Parenthood of Title X funds while a legal challenge proceeds.

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Anti-Planned Parenthood Congressman: ‘I Have Been Fixed. My Wife Has Been Fixed’

Rep. Phil Roe, who has supported defunding Planned Parenthood, noted at the Heritage Action Conservative Policy Summit Monday that both he and his wife were voluntarily sterilized. He explained that after having three kids, if he’d had to raise another, he’d have thrown himself off the Capitol.

Rep. Phil Roe, who has supported defunding Planned Parenthood, noted at the Heritage Action Conservative Policy Summit Monday that both he and his wife were voluntarily sterilized. He explained that after having three kids, if he’d had to raise another, he’d have thrown himself off the Capitol.

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Texas Republicans Who Dismantled Women’s Health-Care Program Now Trying to Save It With a Concert

Sammy Kershaw performs in his music video for "Queen of My Double-Wide Trailer."

The Texas Republicans who defunded Planned Parenthood and kicked the provider out of the state’s low-income women’s health program are now trying to fix their mistake with a benefit concert.

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Two More Texas Clinics Close, as Perot Foundation Donates $1 Million to Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas

The confluence of ALEC and AUL is further evidence of a new trend on the political right.

Planned Parenthood closed two West Texas clinics within a few days of each other last week, citing its inability to sustain the rural clinics in Texas’ anti-choice climate. Meanwhile, the state Planned Parenthood affiliate received a gift from the foundation of conservative former presidential candidate Ross Perot.

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Arizona Governor Flip-Flops on Planned Parenthood Defunding

Jan Brewer was so close to not passing unconstitutional bills just to assuage anti-choice extremists. Then she caved.

Jan Brewer was so close to not passing unconstitutional bills just to assuage anti-choice extremists. Then she caved.

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Ohio House: Defund Planned Parenthood, Send Taxpayer Money to CPCs

Ohio anti-choicers would rather that women get misinformation than real reproductive health care.

Ohio anti-choicers would rather that women get misinformation than real reproductive health care.

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All In a Day’s Work: Ohio GOP Rejects Medicaid Expansion, Proposes Funding Shift From Health Care to CPCs

What happened to caring for the poor?

The Ohio GOP has proposed a budget that would reject covering more low-income citizens under Medicaid, refuse funding to Planned Parenthood, and give more money to CPCs. What about caring for the poor?

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Not Content With Strictest Abortion Law in the Country, Rapert Wants to Defund Planned Parenthood

Senator Jason Rapert.

Once an anti-choicer’s done all he can to ban abortion, his next logical move is to cut off birth control access.

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