Planned Parenthood


Tue January 31, 2012
The Two-Way

Furor Erupts Over Susan G. Komen Halt Of Grants To Planned Parenthood

Originally published on Tue January 31, 2012 9:20 pm

A Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure in Little Rock, Ark., in 2010.
Brian Chilson AP

The reaction has been intense this evening to the news from The Associated Press that "the nation's leading breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is halting its partnerships with Planned Parenthood affiliates."

Much of it is highly critical of the charity, such as this message from Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif.:

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Mon July 18, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Birth Control Without Copays Could Become Mandatory

Is there nothing in last year's Affordable Care Act that people won't fight over?

The latest battle is set to come to a head Wednesday, when the independent Institute of Medicine is expected to make recommendations about preventive health care services for women. And one service that's drawing a lot of the attentions is contraception.

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Thu June 16, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Pressure On Planned Parenthood Grows, As Another State Cuts Funding

And then there were three.

The North Carolina Legislature overrode a veto by Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue Wednesday, approving a state budget that bans public funds from going to Planned Parenthood.

That makes North Carolina the third state in a month to move toward restrictions on government funding of the reproductive services group.

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Wed May 11, 2011
Around the Nation

Indiana Law Slashes Planned Parenthood Funding



And in Indiana, Governor Mitch Daniels signed a law yesterday that makes his state the first to ban all government funding for Planned Parenthood. The bill also imposes some of the nation's toughest restrictions on abortion. Planned Parenthood has clinics across the country and it receives funds through Medicaid and from government grants.

There has long been a prohibition against using federal money for abortions. But many Republicans say that paying for any services at Planned Parenthood indirectly subsidizes abortion.

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Tue May 10, 2011

Indiana Bill Would Slash Planned Parenthood Funding

Gov. Mitch Daniels, a possible Republican presidential candidate, is expected soon to sign a bill that would make Indiana the first state to strip Planned Parenthood of government funding.

If that happens, Indiana resident Nicole Robbins says she doesn't know what she'll do. The 31-year-old single mother had been paying out of pocket to go to a midtown Indianapolis Planned Parenthood when she first became a patient five years ago but switched to Medicaid after she lost her job. The funding cut means Planned Parenthood will no longer accept Medicaid.

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