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House Once Again Seeks to Eliminate Funding for Family Planning, Planned Parenthood and Other Health Services

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Just a day or two after launching a politically-motivated “investigation” of Planned Parenthood, House leadership released a draft Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Labor, Health and Human Services appropriations bill that would effectively eliminate federally-funded family planning programs.

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Creating Jobs? Too Hard. Florida Republican Instead Investigates Planned Parenthood

Congressman Cliff Stearns. Photo: The Daily Marion.

You know the jobs and the deficit and the country’s economic crisis? Florida Republican Congressman Cliff Stearns apparently does not. Instead he’s spending taxpayer funding on a duplicative effort to “audit” Planned Parenthood.

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Kansas Ordered to Reinstate Funding for Planned Parenthood

The Associated Press reports that a federal judge ordered Kansas “to immediately resume funding a Planned Parenthood chapter on the same quarterly schedule that existed before a new state law stripped it of all federal funding for non-abortion services.”

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Kansas Planned Parenthood to Close Due To Funding Hold Up

Although a judge ordered the state to give the group back its Title X funds, the money is still being tied up.

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Federal Judge Grants Temporary Injunction Against Indiana Law De-funding Planned Parenthood

In an important victory for women in Indiana and elsewhere, a federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction halting enforcement of an Indiana law barring Planned Parenthood Indiana from participating in the state’s Medicaid program.

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Cutting Family Planning Funding Makes No Sense

Whether we’re talking about health care, budgets or the economy, cutting publicly-funded family planning programs makes no sense. 

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Mitch Daniels Continues GOP’s Use of Women’s Bodies as Political Pawns

Indiana women: Your bodies are now officially political pawns.  And Governor Daniels is calling check mate.

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Roundup: Manchin Introduces Title X Audit Reporting Bill

DC Abortion Fund helps women whose Medicaid-funding for abortion was pulled at the last minute; Florida senate wants to subject Medicaid funding for contraception to religious refusals; and Sen. Manchin thinks showing that no Title X money is spent on abortion will solve something.

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Effort to Strip Title X Funding Fails

Although an amendment to remove Title X funding passed the House it failed in the senate.

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Weekly Pulse: The Republicans’ War on Women

Last week the fate of the entire federal government revolved around birth control. Yes, birth control. Analysis of the ongoing war against women being waged in Congress and in state legislatures nationwide.

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