On Monday, the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, we at Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands (PPGNHI) are reminded that legal abortion is critical to improving maternal health and reducing maternal mortality around the world.
The executive committee of the medical staff of University of Missouri Health Care voted unanimously to discontinue “refer and follow” as a category of privileges at MU Health Care facilities.
Boehner doesn’t have to worry about losing his speakership or the damaging effects on party morale that a failed attempt to oust him would have. He can comfortably pass a “clean” temporary spending bill that includes funding for Planned Parenthood.
Attorneys from the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit asking the Oklahoma Supreme Court to block enforcement of an anti-choice measure that permits warrantless searches of abortion providers, among other provisions.
The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to block a bill that would defund Planned Parenthood for one year, but the clock is still ticking on a potential government shutdown.
Supporters claim that the measure will protect women from being forced into terminating a pregnancy, while opponents say the language of the bill is too vague and will promulgate myths about abortion.
Mitch McConnell offered up a bill on Tuesday that would fund the government, but defund Planned Parenthood. The bill is expected to receive a vote on Thursday.
Rep. Mike Coffman, an ardently anti-choice Republican, included the PPAF logo in his campaign ad last year in an effort to appeal to women voters.
Here are eleven shaming themes I’ve encountered, along with my responses, to help other pro-choice advocates prepare for the muck that’s likely to get slung our way as the right wing continues its crusade against reproductive health-care providers.
The sanctions come in the wake of revelations that the administration edited a state agency press release about the results of an investigation into Planned Parenthood, and the resignation soon thereafter of the agency’s top communications official.