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  • Congress moves on spending bill as shutdown deadline looms

    6 days ago

    The U.S. Congress moved on Monday to rush legislation to President Barack Obama that avoids a government shutdown on Thursday as the new fiscal year starts while setting aside a bitter Republican feud over money for Planned Parenthood.

    The Senate kicked off the effort by...

  • Republicans and Planned Parenthood square off in Congress

    6 days ago

    Congressional Republicans on Tuesday challenged Planned Parenthood's U.S. taxpayer support, while the health organization's president said defunding it would disproportionately hurt low-income women.

    Allegations that Planned Parenthood improperly sells fetal tissue to researchers...

  • Senate blocks Republican bill denying Planned Parenthood funds

    2 weeks ago

    The Senate on Thursday stopped an effort by Republicans to deny federal funding for women's healthcare provider Planned Parenthood as part of a bill keeping government agencies operating on Oct. 1, the start of the new fiscal year.

    The vote was still continuing.

    The Senate is next expected to advance the same federal funding bill, but without the provision stopping Planned Parenthood funding. Planned Parenthood denies allegations that it has improperly used fetal tissue from abortions.

  • House Republicans vote to strip Planned Parenthood funds

    2 weeks ago

    House Republicans voted to deny funds to women's healthcare provider Planned Parenthood for a year on Friday but the action did little to quell party desires to use a spending bill as leverage in their fight to punish the group in an abortion controversy.

    Congress adjourned for...

  • Thank you Planned Parenthood

    By Susan Freudenheim

    February 15, 2012 | 2:33 pm

    Amid all the hubris and rancor flying around the subject of women’s reproductive rights these days, I suggest we stop for a moment and send a word of thanks to Planned Parenthood for its 100 years of caring for both women and men with nowhere else to turn — almost 50 of those...

  • Obama backs down on contraception requirement for religious employers

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 10, 2012 | 10:02 am

    President Obama has faced a lot of backlash from religious groups, particularly the Catholic Church, for a mandate that religious employers provide contraception to all employees via healthcare plans. Churches were exempted, but big religious employers like universities and hospitals...

  • Komen official resigns following Planned Parenthood furor

    February 7, 2012 | 12:45 pm

    A senior official at Susan G. Komen For the Cure resigned after the organization was embroiled in controversy over its atempt to defund Planned Parenthood.

    Karen Handel, the breast cancer group’s vice president for public policy, resigned Tuesday, just days after the organization...

  • Komen reverses course on Planned Parenthood, but supporters still hurting

    February 3, 2012 | 1:11 pm

    It took just hours for the protests against Susan G. Komen for the Cure to begin, and they quickly took on the fury and form of a full-blown movement.

    Online petitions were started. Calls poured forth like an avalanche to withhold donations from the organization for its de-funding...

  • Komen backs down on Planned Parenthood

    February 3, 2012 | 10:19 am

    Susan G. Komen for the Cure has backed down from its decision not to fund Planned Parenthood.

    In a statement posted Friday morning on its website, Komen’s founder and chief executive officer Nancy Brinkner said the organization was revising a rule that had earlier been used to...

  • Komen foundation cuts funding to Planned Parenthood

    February 1, 2012 | 2:28 pm

    The Susan B. Komen for the Cure foundation cut funding for Planned Parenthood breast cancer testing.

    The foundation said the decision, which was announced Tuesday, was prompted by its ban on dealing with groups under investigation in Congress.

    Planned Parenthood’s defenders say the...