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Latest Cecile Richards Items
A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Texas cannot ban Planned Parenthood from receiving state funds, at least until a lower court has a chance to hear formal arguments.
For leaders of the nation's pre-eminent breast-cancer charity, it was a firestorm they didn't see coming _ and couldn't withstand.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure on Friday abandoned plans to eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood. The dramatic retreat followed a three-day furor that resounded across the Internet, in Congress and — perhaps most tellingly — among Komen affiliates who openly rebelled, suggesting the leadership had bowed to anti-abortion pressure.
The nation's leading breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is halting its partnerships with Planned Parenthood affiliates _ creating a bitter rift, linked to the abortion debate, between two iconic organizations that have assisted millions of women.
Last year was a bad year for the abortion industry. Each passing month seemed to expose more of the industry's "dirty laundry" and, in direct response, state legislatures enacted a record number of laws intended to put an end to the tyranny of abortion-on-demand and to the American taxpayers' unwitting complicity in it.
Let Buddy debate: And so goes the repeat refrain from the camp of persistent Republican presidential hopeful Buddy Roemer, barred from the major presidential debates by sponsoring news organizations because of his flagging or nonexistent poll numbers.
Planned Parenthood is on the ropes. And like any entity taking a well-deserved and very public beating, it is anxious to redeem - or in this case, strategically recast - its increasingly tattered reputation.
A report released Thursday on the Planned Parenthood Federation of America called for lawmakers to investigate what the pro-life researchers called a "scandal-ridden" group.
Indiana Planned Parenthood clinics are telling potential patients that the non-abortion services they provide are readily available elsewhere, despite claims made by the group's national spokeswoman that the state's funding cuts will deprive poor women of basic medical care.