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Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson covers politics and the West from Denver. She can be reached at [email protected].

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Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley speaks during the annual State of the State address at the Capitol in Montgomery on March 3, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Alabama Gov. Bentley defunds Planned Parenthood affiliate

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley announced Thursday that he has cut the state's funding to Planned Parenthood, making his the third state to defund the organization since last month's release of alarming undercover videos. Published August 6, 2015

The New Hampshire vote, coming over the objections of Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan, comes as the latest example of the backlash against Planned Parenthood following the release of five undercover videos raising alarm over the organization's involvement in the trade of fetal organs from abortions. (Associated Press)

New Hampshire defunds Planned Parenthood facilities

Chris Sununu is a pro-choice Republican, but when he voted Wednesday to defund Planned Parenthood clinics in New Hampshire, he viewed it as a vote in favor of women's health, not against. Published August 5, 2015

Shortly after a restraining order was issued by a California judge on some secretly filmed footage, a fourth video was released Thursday that suggests Planned Parenthood officials are well aware of federal prohibitions on buying and selling fetal parts and are taking steps to avoid looking like they are "you know, selling fetal parts across states." (

4th Planned Parenthood video shows clinic staff knowingly flouting laws

A California judge's order blocking temporarily the release of some undercover footage targeting Planned Parenthood failed to slow down the pro-life group behind the searing and increasingly graphic videos targeting the family planning and abortion giant. Published July 30, 2015