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Planned Parenthood Takes Texas Lawsuit to Court

In Thursday’s hearing, Planned Parenthood argued that its exclusion from the WHP would have a significant negative impact on low-income Texans’ access to health care; in its defense, the state argued that any negative impact was irrelevant to the case.

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Texas Will Continue Funding to Planned Parenthood, For Now

Gov. Rick Perry via @TexGov on Twitter

The new, state-funded Texas Women’s Health Program (WHP) will not launch tomorrow, despite state officials’ earlier claims that the program would be ready to see clients without the inclusion of Planned Parenthood.

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Appeals Court Refusal Will Leave 50,000 Women in Texas Without Care

A federal appeals court, on which sits a judge that Rush Limbaugh counts on his “team,” has refused to re-hear arguments against Texas’ barring of Planned Parenthood from participation in its Women’s Health Program.

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5th Circuit Court of Appeals Refuses To Reconsider Planned Parenthood Funding Ban

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Texas can move forward with excluding Planned Parenthood clinics from its health program for low income women while a lawsuit challenging the law moves forward.

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A Comstock Speaks: Why I Support Planned Parenthood

I support Planned Parenthood for the same reasons millions of other people do, but I have another, more unique, reason for supporting Planned Parenthood. I have a remote connection to its origin: Anthony Comstock was a distant relative of mine.

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Federal Court Blocks Arizona Efforts To De-Fund Planned Parenthood

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A federal court on Friday issued a preliminary injunction preventing the state from stripping Planned Parenthood of funding.

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Fearing Funds Will Go to Planned Parenthood, Arizona Anti-Choice Groups Oppose Tax Hike

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. Photo: AZRTL via whotalking.com.

Arizona anti-choice organizations are so focused on keeping money from Planned Parenthood that they’re fighting against proposals that don’t fund the group now—just in case it might get funded in the future.

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Attacks on Sex Education Continue Nationwide

The 2011–12 school year brought the typical array of controversies over sexuality education in public and private schools, along with exciting news of new sexuality-education standards.

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One Year Later, Planned Parenthood Is Still Stealing Souls

Jim Sedlak preaches to the street with his microphone. Photo: American Life League via QuotesTemple.

Some things never change. At least not in the alternative universe that is the American Life League.

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Indiana Right to Life Seeks to Eliminate Access to Safe, Early Medication Abortion

Photo: Think Progress.

The group is claiming that a Lafayette clinic is violating law by providing medication abortions without licensing their clinic as a surgical abortion center.

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