planned parenthood Posts Archive
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Friday 02/03/2012, 3:00pm
Amid the news that the Susan G. Komen Foundation may (or may not) be reversing its decision to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood, it is worth taking a moment to realize just how ridiculous yet effective the right-wing campaign against Planned Parenthood has been. For instance, back in 2010, the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute alleged that during a United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, the Girl Scouts "hosted a no-adults-welcome panel at the United Nations ... where Planned Parenthood was allowed to distribute a brochure entitled 'Healthy, Happy and Hot' [... MORE >
'Pro-Life' Activists Pile Praise Decision to Defund Breast Cancer Screenings at Planned Parenthood with Phony Science
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Wednesday 02/01/2012, 6:25pm
After a fierce pressure campaign, the Religious Right is positively giddy about the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation’s move to stop funding breast exams and mammogram referrals at Planned Parenthood, which conducts approximately 750,000 breast exams every year. Now, anti-choice activists are returning to the discredited charge that abortion causes breast cancer. To be clear, the US National Cancer Institute found that both induced and spontaneous abortion “is not linked to an increase in breast cancer risk” and a study by Harvard professor Karin B. Michels of the... MORE >
Religious Right Praises Komen for Cutting off Breast Exams at Planned Parenthood but Demands Further Capitulations
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Wednesday 02/01/2012, 12:00pm
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, following a long campaign from anti-choice group, decided to end its partnership with Planned Parenthood, which received grants to provide breast exams along with mammogram referrals. Planned Parenthood provides an estimated 750,000 breast exams a year and 16% of their services are related to cancer prevention and screening, compared to just 3% for abortion services. But anti-choice activists wanted Komen to sever ties with Planned Parenthood even if that meant denying women access to healthcare, and won a preliminary victory when they convinced... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Tuesday 01/24/2012, 11:45am
Today on his daily radio bulletin, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins urged listeners to boycott Girl Scout cookies. Perkins claimed that the cookies fund a “political agenda” which includes Planned Parenthood and “promoting sexual ‘diversity,’” attacking the Girl Scouts for their alleged ties to Planned Parenthood and for accepting transgender members. Anti-choice groups have frequently criticized the Girl Scouts for purportedly distributing a Planned Parenthood brochure at a workshop with about thirty girls at the United Nations, which the... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Tuesday 01/17/2012, 1:45pm
The Radiance Foundation, the group which consistently propagates the widely discredited smear that Planned Parenthood is using legal abortion to exterminate African Americans, is using Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to make it appear that King would oppose abortion rights: What the group fails to mention, besides the actual reasons abortion rate is higher in the African American community, is that King received the Margaret Sanger award from Planned Parenthood in 1966 and the civil rights leader, who called the award “among my most cherished possessions,” praised the organization... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Thursday 01/05/2012, 2:00pm
Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry has been running for the nomination of the Democratic Party in order to exploit a loophole that allows him to run graphic ads against abortion rights, and as we have previously reported, one of his followers, David Lewis, is even running in the Republican primary against Speaker John Boehner as a “Tea Party candidate.” Lewis claims he is running because Boehner withdrew a measure that would have defunded Planned Parenthood, and now he wants to run graphic ads opposing abortion rights during the Super Bowl: "Mr. Boehner is a Washington... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Friday 10/21/2011, 4:40pm
Herman Cain has said this week that he is pro-life and that abortion should be made illegal, but also that the government shouldn’t have any role in it and the decision should be left up to the woman and her family. As Kyle notes, it seems that Cain’s position is that abortion should be outlawed but “in situations where a family was deciding whether or not to break the law, it is none of the government’s business to tell them what to do.” Cain seems to be the only person who understands this view, and the Religious Right is not happy, to say the least. Rick Perry... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Monday 10/17/2011, 5:44pm
McKay Coppins @ The Daily Beast: Perry Camp’s Anti-Mormon Message. Igor Volsky @ Think Progress LGBT: Santorum Claims Herman Cain Is Too Pro-Gay, Compares His Fight Against Marriage Equality To Lincoln Fighting Slavery. Towleroad: Herman Cain Doesn't Really Want To Electrocute Mexicans. David @ Crooks and Liars: Cain on Abortion: No 'Exceptions for Rape and Incest.' Steve Benen: "Foreign Policy Dumb." Andy Kopsa @ AlterNet: As Attacks on Planned Parenthood Aim for Sex-Ed Funding, Let... MORE >
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