Susan G. Komen Reverses Decision, Will Fund Planned Parenthood

By: Friday February 3, 2012 8:36 am

Well, that was pointless. After shifting rationales, unreliable claims of bravado and the resignation of top staffers, the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure has reversed its decision to de-fund Planned Parenthood, reinstating its donation to support breast cancer screenings at the organization’s clinics. Foundation President Nancy Brinker announced the reversal. I hope Susan [...]

Komen Designed Policy Expressly to Cut Off Planned Parenthood

By: Thursday February 2, 2012 10:15 am

The fallout from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure charity’s decision to eliminate funding to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings continues. Jeffrey Goldberg gets some inside knowledge. Komen’s public rationale for cutting off the funding claims to take the pressure off their own decision-making. They adopted a rule, they said, stating that any [...]

Planned Parenthood Raises $400,000 in 24 Hours After Susan G. Komen Withdrawal of Support

By: Wednesday February 1, 2012 1:55 pm

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure denied funding for breast cancer screenings to Planned Parenthood today, in an anti-abortion frenzy designed to hurt the women’s health provider. The effect was a glancing blow. In the past 24 hours, 6,000 donors have delivered $400,000 to Planned Parenthood, almost half of the annual donation from Susan [...]

Susan G. Komen Attacks Women Seeking Breast Cancer Screenings in Fight With Planned Parenthood

By: Wednesday February 1, 2012 7:03 am

TBogg has already done the heavy lifting here, so just a comment or two about the Susan G. Komen for the Cure charity dropping its support for breast cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood. Unless they are putting all that money into finding that cure for breast cancer they’ve been chasing all these years, the practical [...]

Labor/HHS Appropriation Shows Next Stage of Congressional Budget Fight

By: Friday September 30, 2011 6:18 am

While the first battle of the Fiscal Year 2012 budget ended without incident, the next one is shaping up to be a larger struggle. Rather than an across-the-board haircut, Republicans will insist on designating particular appropriations for certain amounts of money, as long as the total hits the $1.043 trillion cap. And that means that [...]

Flurry of Regulatory, Judicial Rulings Block Regressive Efforts, Show Progress

By: Wednesday August 31, 2011 12:11 pm

It’s been a pretty good day for the regulatory state. In addition to the Justice Department’s effort to block the AT&T/T-Mobile merger, they also held up South Carolina’s new voter ID law, on the grounds that it would disenfranchise voters: In a letter to the attorney general, the voting rights chief asked questions including how [...]

Obama Administration Approves Birth Control as Part of Free Preventive Women’s Health Services

By: Monday August 1, 2011 10:16 am

Let’s take a break for hyperventilating from the debt limit for a second. The Obama Administration just approved recommendations adding birth control to the list of preventive services that will be free to all patients, under the Affordable Care Act, without a co-pay. This is a good bit of progress. The requirement is part of [...]

Multiple States Pass Bills Defunding Planned Parenthood

By: Monday June 27, 2011 2:19 pm

Despite the struggles of the Great Recession and the need for jobs, Republican legislatures across the country have engaged in a concerted effort to legislate a woman’s right to choose. There is settled case law that abortion is a legal medical procedure in the United States, and yet several states have banned late-term abortions after [...]

Feds Say Indiana Cannot Block Planned Parenthood Funding

By: Thursday June 2, 2011 7:40 am

The Department of Health and Human Services, along with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, have told the state of Indiana that they cannot block Planned Parenthood, a qualified provider under Medicaid, from funding, and that they would risk all of their Medicaid funding if they followed through with the policy. Indiana passed a [...]

Obama Administration Fighting Indiana Measure That Blocks Funding for Planned Parenthood

By: Monday May 23, 2011 7:30 am

Lost in the commentary about Mitch Daniels declining a run for President is that he seemed to signal the opposite a month before by signing a bill that will basically dissolve Planned Parenthood in the state of Indiana. Because the bill denying funding for Planned Parenthood – or technically speaking, for “any entity that performs [...]

Mitch Daniels Breaks Truce, Will Sign Planned Parenthood Defunding Bill in Indiana

By: Friday April 29, 2011 3:11 pm

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, who suggested that conservatives should engage in a truce on social issues and focus on deficits, will sign legislation that will ban state funding for Planned Parenthood. Here’s his statement: “I will sign HEA 1210 when it reaches my desk a week or so from now. I supported this bill from [...]

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