• planned parenthood Jul 21

    Planned Parenthood of Greater New York to Remove Founder's Name From Center Over ‘Racist Legacy'

    Planned Parenthood of Greater New York announced Tuesday that it would remove the name of the national organization’s founder from its Manhattan clinic due to her “racist legacy” stemming from her well-documented connections with the eugenics movement. Planned Parenthood’s Manhattan Margaret Sanger Health Center will be renamed, and Planned Parenthood of Greater New York is working with the city...

  • Paycheck Protection Program Jul 7

    What Unites Planned Parenthood, Kushner and Kanye? PPP Loans

    The government’s small business lending program has benefited millions of companies, with the goal of minimizing the number of layoffs Americans have suffered in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Yet the recipients include many you probably wouldn’t have expected.

  • planned parenthood Jun 25

    Missouri's Only Abortion Clinic Gets License

    Missouri’s health department is giving the only abortion clinic in the state another license

  • abortion Apr 14

    Abortion Clinics: Pandemic Boosts Demand, Heightens Stress

    The coronavirus outbreak has fueled attempts to ban abortions in some states

  • coronavirus Mar 26

    Abortion Providers Sue Texas Over Coronavirus Outbreak Order

    Planned Parenthood joined other abortion providers Wednesday in suing Texas over moving to ban abortions during the coronavirus outbreak, including one clinic owner saying Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s weekend order has already resulted in more than 150 canceled appointments. The federal lawsuit filed in Austin, Texas, is among the most high-profile challenges to a government response to the coronavirus pandemic….

  • Texas Mar 24

    Texas, Ohio Halt Abortion Clinics Amid Coronavirus

    Texas on Monday ordered a halt on surgical abortion procedures because of the growing coronavirus epidemic, two days after officials in Ohio issued a similar order, NBC News reports.

  • abortion Feb 25

    US Appeals Court Upholds Trump Rules Involving Abortions

    A U.S. appeals court has upheld Trump administration rules that bar health care providers in the federal family planning program for low-income women from referring patients for abortions.

  • Susan Collins Jan 21

    Planned Parenthood Endorses Challenger to Sen. Susan Collins

    Planned Parenthood on Tuesday endorsed a Democratic challenger to Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, saying Collins “turned her back” on women and citing her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court as well as other judicial nominees who oppose abortion.

  • head Oct 29, 2019

    Missouri Health Department Tracked Planned Parenthood Patients' Periods

    Missouri’s health department director on Tuesday said he tracked the menstrual cycles of Planned Parenthood patients as part of an effort to identify what the agency says were “failed abortions” at a St. Louis clinic. Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams made the revelation during the second day of an administrative hearing to determine whether Missouri’s only...

  • Donald Trump Jul 21, 2019

    Administration Pauses Enforcement of Abortion Restriction

    The Trump administration is giving taxpayer-funded family planning clinics more time to comply with its new rule that says they no longer can refer women for abortions. But the clinics reacted warily to the administration’s enforcement pause, and the widening rift could eventually affect basic health services for many low-income women. A notice sent Saturday night to representatives of the...

  • President Jul 17, 2019

    Planned Parenthood to Defy Trump Abortion Referral Rule

    Federally funded family planning clinics, including Planned Parenthood, are defying the Trump administration’s ban on referring women for abortions, drawing a line against what they say amounts to keeping patients in the dark about legitimate health care options. “We are not going to comply with a regulation that would require health care providers to not give full information to their...

  • judge Jun 10, 2019

    Judge Says Missouri's Only Abortion Clinic Can Remain Open

    A St. Louis judge issued another order Monday to keep Missouri’s only abortion clinic operating while a fight over the facility’s license plays out in court. Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer granted Planned Parenthood’s request for a preliminary injunction, which extends his earlier order to temporarily block the state from allowing the St. Louis facility’s license to...

  • Donald Trump Oct 10, 2018

    Early Voting Begins as Midterms Season Enters Final Phase

    Much of the political world is consumed with a battle over a Supreme Court nominee, an expanding international trade war and President Donald Trump’s social media posts. Yet in Minnesota, the first votes of the 2018 midterm elections are being cast. Voting machines are set up inside city buildings. A series of get-out-the-vote rallies is scheduled. And each party is...

  • President May 18, 2018

    Trump Thrusts Abortion Fight Into Crucial Midterm Elections

    The Trump administration acted Friday to bar taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions, energizing its conservative political base ahead of crucial midterm elections while setting the stage for new legal battles. The Health and Human Services Department sent its proposal to rewrite the rules to the White House, setting in motion a regulatory process that could take...

  • United States Feb 3, 2018

    Mississippi Pushes Abortion Ban at 15 Weeks, Earliest in US

    Mississippi lawmakers pushed ahead Friday with a bill to ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, which would be the earliest ban nationwide and create a possible court challenge. Mississippi already bans most abortions after 20 weeks. It’s tied with North Carolina for the nation’s earliest ban.

  • Donald Trump May 15, 2017

    A DIY Resistance Tries to Keep the Fight Against Trump Fresh

    Stationing herself outside a bank building and holding a sign in the unforgiving midday sun, Katie Farnan was multitasking, as usual. She’s a mother of two young children and works for a nonprofit firm but also has a third job: Chair of the town hall committee of the activist group Indivisible Front Range Resistance. And at noon on this spring...

  • President Apr 6, 2017

    Shonda Rhimes Joins National Planned Parenthood Board

    “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes is joining the national board of Planned Parenthood.
    Rhimes made the announcement in an interview with Elle magazine alongside Planned Parenthood’s president, Cecile Richards.
    Rhimes says she decided to join the board because “women’s health is under fire right now” and she feels “it’s important to help fight back.”

  • California Mar 29, 2017

    Court Bars Release of Videos Made by Anti-Abortion Group as Recorders Face Felony Charges

    A federal appeals court on Wednesday barred the release of videos made by an anti-abortion group whose leaders are facing felony charges in California accusing them of recording people without permission in violation of state law....
    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling blocking the recordings made by the Center for Medical Progress at meetings of...

  • President Mar 7, 2017

    Highlights of House GOP Health Care Legislation

    Here are highlights of the legislation unveiled Monday by House Republicans as they move to dismantle former President Barack Obama’s health care law and replace it with a system designed along conservative lines. Primarily affected would be some 20 million people who purchase their own private health plans directly from an insurer and the more than 70 million covered by...

  • President Feb 8, 2017

    Designers to Support Planned Parenthood with Pink Pins at New York Fashion Week

    As New York Fashion Week sets to kick off on Thursday, designers part of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) will showcase support for Planned Parenthood with pink pins. More than 40 designers and brands participating in fashion week will sport the pink pins, including Diane von Furstenberg, Kate Spade New York, Tory Burch and Zac Posen. The...

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