ABORTION/FEDERAL FUNDING/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Planned Parenthood said Monday [8-19-19] that it would withdraw from the federal family planning program that provides birth control and other health services to poor women rather than comply with a new Trump administration rule that forbids referrals to doctors who can perform abortions. Planned Parenthood receives about $60 million […]

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ABORTION/FEDERAL FUNDING/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Planned Parenthood said Monday [8-19-19] that it would withdraw from the federal family planning program that provides birth control and other health services to poor women rather than comply with a new Trump administration rule that forbids referrals to doctors who can perform abortions. Planned Parenthood receives about $60 million […]

Read More… from 8/19/2019


ABORTION/FEDERAL FUNDING/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Millions of low-income women could lose access to birth control and other reproductive health services when a Trump administration rule kicks in Monday [9-19-19] night that bans funding for clinics that make abortion referrals, among other restrictions. The new policy steers federal dollars toward anti-abortion, faith-based providers and bans all […]

Read More… from 8/16/2019


ABORTION/COURTS/FEDERAL FUNDING/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A federal judge in Washington state on Thursday [4-25-19] blocked a Trump administration rule that would have overhauled the Title X federal family planning program and cut funding to health providers that offer abortions or abortion referrals. U.S. District Court Judge Stanley Bastian, an Obama appointee, issued a nationwide injunction […]

Read More… from 4/25/2019


ABORTION/HHS/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration took an important step on Friday [3-29-19] in its push to restrict access to abortion and contraception, announcing that it would give as much as $5.1 million in family planning funds to a nonprofit organization funded by allies of the Catholic Church. The grant from the Department of […]

Read More… from 3/29/2019


ABORTION/HHS/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “The Trump administration announced Friday [3-29-19] that it’s awarding about $250 million in Title X federal family planning grants to states and providers across the country. The providers include an anti-abortion chain of clinics, as well as several states and provider groups that are threatening to drop out of the program […]

Read More… from 3/29/2019


ABORTION/BUDGET/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s sweeping changes to federal family planning policy may not hit anywhere harder than Utah, which has $2 million at stake and would be hard pressed to Planned Parenthood if the organization makes good on a threat to pull out of the state rather than operate under the new […]

Read More… from 3/29/2019


ABORTION/DEMS/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration’s overhaul of a federal family planning program is opening a new front in the abortion wars on a divided Capitol Hill. A rule the administration released Friday [2-22-19] will effectively cut off tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood and other clinics that offer abortions, while steering […]

Read More… from 2/22/2019


ABORTION/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration issued a final rule on Friday [2-22-19] that could effectively cut off tens of millions of federal family planning dollars to Planned Parenthood and steer some of that funding towards anti-abortion, faith-based care providers. While the revamp of the Title X program does not accomplish the full defunding […]

Read More… from 2/22/2019


ABORTION/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration announced on Friday [2-22-19] that it will bar organizations that provide abortion referrals from receiving federal family planning money, a step that could strip millions of dollars from Planned Parenthood and direct it toward religiously-based, anti-abortion groups. The new federal rule is almost certain to be challenged in […]

Read More… from 2/22/2019


PLANNED PARENTHOOD/POLITICS/SOCIAL MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “It’s official: President Trump is the single biggest political advertiser on Facebook. Mr. Trump and his political action committee spent $274,000 on ads on the social network since early May, outpacing the second-biggest spender, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, a nonprofit organization that provides reproductive health care. Planned Parenthood spent […]

Read More… from 7/17/2018


HEALTHCARE/MEDICAID/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration is on a losing streak in court cases challenging its efforts to abruptly change health care policy, but the naming of a new Supreme Court justice could alter the trajectory on some of the most controversial cases, from funding Planned Parenthood to mandating contraceptive coverage. The cases […]

Read More… from 7/7/2018


DEMS/NOMINATIONS/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “California Sen. Dianne Feinstein warned that President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, who is set to be announced Monday [7-9-18], ‘could eviscerate women’s freedoms for generations…’ Feinstein, who appeared at an Oakland roundtable discussion held by California Planned Parenthood, acknowledged that with Republican control of the White House and Congress, the […]

Read More… from 7/6/2018


ABORTION/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/TRUMP AS PRESDIENT/WOMEN: “Step by methodical step, the Trump administration is remaking government policy on reproductive health — moving to limit access to birth control and abortion and bolstering abstinence-only sex education. Social and religious conservatives praise the administration for promoting ‘a culture of life.’ But women’s-rights activists and some medical experts view the […]

Read More… from 5/30/2018


ABORTION/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Clinics that provide abortions or refer patients to places that do would lose federal funding under a new Trump administration rule that takes direct aim at Planned Parenthood, according to three administration officials. The rule, which is to be announced Friday [5-18-18], is a top priority of social conservatives and is […]

Read More… from 5/17/2018


ABORTION/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/POLLS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration is planning a controversial new proposition that would bar abortions at facilities receiving any federal family planning funds, an effort that could further divide the country on one of its most difficult political topics. Planned Parenthood, which could lose funds if the move is enacted, has immediately raised […]

Read More… from 5/18/2018


ABORTION/GOP/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday [5-18-18] issued a proposal that would effectively stop giving government funds that subsidize birth control for low-income women to Planned Parenthood and other clinics that provide abortions. The plan is aimed at fulfilling Trump’s campaign pledge to defund Planned Parenthood, an organization that provides abortions […]

Read More… from 5/18/2018


HHS/LAWSUITS/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Two organizations that support birth control filed lawsuits on Wednesday [5-2-18] seeking to block the Trump administration from shifting a federal family-planning grant program toward prioritizing groups that are faith-based and counsel abstinence.The lawsuits were filed in federal court in Washington, D.C. by Planned Parenthood and the National Family Planning & […]

Read More… from 5/2/2018


ABORTION/BUDGET/HEALTHCARE/OBAMACARE(ACA)/PLANNED PARENTHOOD: “A push from the White House and congressional Republicans to add new antiabortion provisions into a sweeping spending bill has divided lawmakers as they work to reach a deal that will fund the government beyond mid-March. Republican lawmakers want to expand restrictions that already prevent federal funding from going to abortions, and they […]

Read More… from 3/8/2018


ABORTION/HEALTHCARE/HOUSE OF REPS/OBAMACARE(ACA)/PLANNED PARENTHOOD: “House Republicans are demanding a series of controversial abortion and health care policies in the annual health spending bill, setting up a showdown with Democrats and threatening passage of an omnibus spending package to keep the government open. Democrats are vowing to block the slew of long-sought conservative priorities. The riders […]

Read More… from 3/7/2018


DEMS/GOP/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/POLITICS: “Planned Parenthood’s political arm is targeting eight states with competitive Senate and governor’s races in its largest-ever midterm election campaign. The offensive is set to cost $20 million, an initial mark that the organization’s officials say is all but certain to be exceeded. The investment from Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Planned Parenthood […]

Read More… from 3/1/2018


ABORTION/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “Planned Parenthood will announce on Tuesday [2-13-18] a new campaign to help expand access to reproductive health care state-by-state, CNN has learned. The nonprofit is working alongside state lawmakers, advocates for reproductive rights and partners — such as the Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice, Latino Memphis in Tennessee and the Michigan […]

Read More… from 2/13/2018


HHS/LEGAL/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A conservative legal organization worked with the Trump administration to make it easier for states to defund Planned Parenthood, according to documents obtained by congressional Democrats and shared with POLITICO. HHS last month told states they no longer have to comply with Obama administration policy that made it difficult for states […]

Read More… from 2/12/2018


HEALTHCARE/HHS/OBAMACARE(ACA)/PLANNED PARENTHOOD: “U.S. health officials on Friday [1-19-18] said they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama Administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officials also said the department is issuing a […]

Read More… from 1/19/2018


JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/PLANNED PARENTHOOD: “The Justice Department is looking into Planned Parenthood’s practices related to human fetal tissue, according to a letter obtained by CNN. The letter — from the Justice Department’s head of its Office of Legislative Affairs — does not mention Planned Parenthood by name but asks the Senate Judiciary Committee to turn over […]

Read More… from 12/8/2017


ABORTION/BUDGET/PLANNED PARENTHOOD/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration has taken a series of steps to cut funds for abortion providers and promote conservative reproductive policies, moving toward what supporters and opponents say could be the most antiabortion presidential agenda in recent memory. A high-profile push to withhold federal Medicaid funding from Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions […]

Read More… from 9/15/2017


ABORTION/HEALTHCARE/PLANNED PARENTHOOD: “Four years after Texas gave up millions of dollars in federal Medicaid funds so it could ban Planned Parenthood from participating in a family planning program for low-income women, the state is asking the Trump administration for the money back. The request presents an important early test for the administration of President Trump, […]

Read More… from 5/15/2017


PLANNED PARENTHOOD/TRUMP PEOPLE/MIKE PENCE: “With a rare tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence, the Senate on Thursday sent a bill to President Donald Trump’s desk giving states permission to withhold federal family planning funds from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. Pence and Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson, who is recovering from back surgery and […]

Read More… from 3/30/2017


PLANNED PARENTHOOD/POLITICS: “But Planned Parenthood should absolutely be defunded. I mean, if you look at what’s going on with that, it’s terrible.” [NOTE: On 2-25-2016 Trump said, “Millions and millions of women—cervical cancer, breast cancer—are helped by Planned Parenthood. So you can say whatever you want, but they have millions of women going through Planned […]

Read More… from 10/18/2015