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How The Florida Governor's Office Manipulated Media By Altering The Findings Of An Investigation Into Planned Parenthood. Untitled. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is seeking to cut Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood, and the organization is fighting back.

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In a lawsuit filed in federal court in August, attorneys for Planned Parenthood wrote that nearly 6,000 low-income people would be impacted by the cuts. Although Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, which operates clinics in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, does not perform abortions, the health provider performs physical examinations, breast cancer screenings and tests for sexually transmitted diseases to about 10,000 people each year. About 60 percent of those people are Medicaid recipients. Key in the suit is whether cutting off the funding is legal. A warning issued by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services states that terminating Medicaid provider agreements may violate a federal rule that requires Medicaid recipients have the ability to get health services from qualified providers. The Unauthorized History of the GOP's 30-Year War on Planned Parenthood.

Today's onslaught is part of a broader, three-decade-old campaign by anti-abortion lawmakers to jeopardize family planning dollars.Left: Chuck Patch Right: Neil Brake/Associated Press As a secretive anti-abortion group continues to leak videos selectively edited to portray Planned Parenthood officials breaking federal law, a swarm of states, from New Hampshire to Utah, have renewed efforts to strip the country's largest women's health care organization of government funding.

The Unauthorized History of the GOP's 30-Year War on Planned Parenthood

"This is the longest and broadest set of attacks we have seen. " The number of attacks is unprecedented. Just a few weeks after Republicans in Congress made a failed attempt to defund Planned Parenthood, five states—Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Hampshire, and Utah—have cut off Planned Parenthood from federal and state Medicaid dollars. How Kasich's Anti-Choice Policies Are Really Impacting Women In Ohio. BEDFORD HEIGHTS, OHIO — Over the course of the 2016 presidential election, it’s become almost common knowledge that Ohio Gov.

How Kasich's Anti-Choice Policies Are Really Impacting Women In Ohio

John Kasich is one of the most anti-abortion candidates. During his time as governor, he has enacted more than 16 measures restricting a woman’s right to choose in his state. Planned Parenthood defund bill cites dentists as reproductive care alternative. FL bill to defund Planned Parenthood would send women to dentists, school nurses for healthcare needs. A bill passed in the Florida legislature this week would effectively defund Planned Parenthood and other reproductive rights clinics by preventing state agencies from working with any organization that provides abortion care other than that for victims of rape, incest, or if the life of the woman is at risk.

FL bill to defund Planned Parenthood would send women to dentists, school nurses for healthcare needs

As the bill heads to governor Rick Scott for his signature, several state lawmakers who have insisted that plentiful alternatives exist for reproductive and sexual healthcare have cited a list of health centers that includes dentists, optometrists, and elementary schools. “I don’t understand how they put this list together,” said Kheyanna Suarez, a student at Florida Atlantic University who first started visiting Planned Parenthood when she was 16. “Were they blind and mashed everything from Google on to one list?

A dental office, a Salvation Army, an elementary school – I can’t go and get care at those places. “Not to my knowledge,” Burton said. Planned Parenthood defund bill cites dentists as reproductive care alternative. A bill passed in the Florida legislature this week would effectively defund Planned Parenthood and other reproductive rights clinics by preventing state agencies from working with any organization that provides abortion care other than that for victims of rape, incest, or if the life of the woman is at risk.

Planned Parenthood defund bill cites dentists as reproductive care alternative

As the bill heads to governor Rick Scott for his signature, several state lawmakers who have insisted that plentiful alternatives exist for reproductive and sexual healthcare have cited a list of health centers that includes dentists, optometrists, and elementary schools. “I don’t understand how they put this list together,” said Kheyanna Suarez, a student at Florida Atlantic University who first started visiting Planned Parenthood when she was 16. “Were they blind and mashed everything from Google on to one list? A dental office, a Salvation Army, an elementary school – I can’t go and get care at those places. 6 Clips Of Audio You Should Hear From The Planned Parenthood Hearing. Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, testifies Tuesday during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill.

6 Clips Of Audio You Should Hear From The Planned Parenthood Hearing

Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Mark Wilson/Getty Images Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, testifies Tuesday during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill. Mark Wilson/Getty Images For the first time since surreptitious videos put Planned Parenthood in the spotlight again, the organization's president, Cecile Richards, faced the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The more than five-hour hearing was oftentimes contentious. Tissue of lies: Why liberals and the media are in denial about the Planned Parenthood video. Missouri House votes to strip Planned Parenthood funding. While Missouri Senate Democrats filibustered an anti-LGBT measure Tuesday, the state's House Republicans pushed through a budget measure that would defund Planned Parenthood.

Missouri House votes to strip Planned Parenthood funding

Alex Stuckey reports: State Rep. Robert Ross, R-Yukon, spearheaded the move Tuesday to strip almost $380,000 out of the 2017 budget that begins July 1, saying he didn't want any state dollars going toward abortions. That amount, based on 2014 budget year expenditures, includes cervix exams, human papillomavirus vaccines and birth control. Other states have tried and failed to cut Medicaid for Planned Parenthood services in the past.

Amen. The state has 14 centers that are overseen by two PP affiliates, but only one center provides abortions. Federal law allows Medicaid reimbursement on abortions only when a woman’s life is in danger or when the pregnancy is caused by rape or incest. Alabama Bill Would Force Doctors to Tell Women How Much Money They Make from Abortions. Thank you for your interest in Patheos newsletters!

Alabama Bill Would Force Doctors to Tell Women How Much Money They Make from Abortions

Please enter your email address below and click the "Subscribe" button. Thank you for your subscription. You can visit your Preference Center to complete your profile and see what else we have to offer. We apologize, we were unable to complete your subscription at this time, please try again later. If this error persists please contact us at communications@patheos.com. Cruz would pardon anti-abortion activist for crimes committed to frame Planned Parenthood. Last month, a Texas grand jury that was looking into whether Planned Parenthood had sold fetal tissue not only decided not to indict Planned Parenthood, but indicted the creepy fraudulent filmmakers who’d trumped up the whole fetal tissue sales thing to begin with.

Cruz would pardon anti-abortion activist for crimes committed to frame Planned Parenthood

Republican presidential candidates were very sad about this, because “Planned Parenthood didn’t illegally sell fetal tissue but David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt did use false government IDs, which is illegal” is apparently a very difficult concept. Now, Ted Cruz is going a step beyond sadness. He’s effectively endorsing lawlessness in the pursuit of Planned Parenthood: An audience member asked the Texas senator if he would pardon Daleiden if his case became a federal one. "The answer is yes," Cruz responded. Nebraska Governor Contradicts Findings of Planned Parenthood Investigation He Launched. Nebraska Gov.

Nebraska Governor Contradicts Findings of Planned Parenthood Investigation He Launched

Pete Ricketts (R) in August directed officials from the state’s Department of Health and Human Services to conduct surprise inspections of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland’s clinics in Lincoln and Omaha. The governor ordered the inspections in response to the release of surreptitiously recorded videos of Planned Parenthood employees by the anti-choice front group, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), which has coordinated with GOP lawmakers on the state and federal level. State investigators focused on the clinics’ handling of fetal tissue and found no evidence of wrongdoing, no different than the results of state investigations around the country. However, nearly two months after state investigators completed the investigation, Ricketts penned a column attacking Planned Parenthood and repeating dubious claims made by CMP that have been repeatedly debunked, including by the investigation he ordered. “Nebraskans deserve the truth, Gov.

Scott Walker Issues "Latest in a Long Line of Attacks" on Women's Health. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed into law on Thursday two bills that slash millions in funding for Planned Parenthood, which the organization slammed as "the latest in a long line of attacks" on women's health. He signed the bills at a faith-based, "abortion alternative" resource center. "It really is disingenuous to be talking about cuts to healthcare at an organization that provides religious counseling, but no healthcare," Nicole Safar, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin director of government relations, told the Associated Press.

One bill would restrict the group's ability to purchase prescription drugs at reduced costs, costing the organization roughly $4.5 million. The other would bar the state from providing Title X family planning grant funds to the organization because it provides abortions. The new laws come less than a month after the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. "Seven in 10 Americans support our rights to safe and legal abortion. Republican Failures Are Distracting Voters Again With A Secret Weapon.

Most human beings have personal priorities that affect their ‘personal’ lives and unless they are dyed-in-the-wool evangelicals, their priorities affect only themselves. The same cannot be said of Republicans, whether in state legislatures, the U.S. Congress, or governor’s mansions who are in the bad habit of imposing their personal religious priorities on their constituents instead of dealing with problems that are intrinsic with Republican leadership. Plus, religious Republicans are wont to use their personal religious priorities to distract their constituents’ attention away from reliably failed policies that should prompt any sane human being to crusade tirelessly to get Republicans out of government and into the tax-exempt preacher business to terrify the faithful and control evangelical women’s lives.

The latest Republican governors anxious to use their Christian bona fides to distract their residents from bad policies are Ohio’s John Kasich and Sam Brownback of Kansas. Rebecca Watson: 'Planned Parenthood is Not Selling Baby Parts, You F*cking Idiots' Here is Watson's transcript followed by the video: Planned Parenthood is in the news a lot these days thanks to a maliciously edited video making it look like they SELL BABY PARTS.It’s weird for those of us with two brain cells to rub together, that this is even a thing. Home - Planned Parenthood Action. Texas Screws Over Low Income Women By Cutting Planned Parenthood Clinics. Republicans have led a fight against any family clinic that is at all associated with abortion.

Unfortunately, women with lower incomes are becoming the victims of these clinic closings. It's Time For A Criminal Investigation Into The GOP Conspiracy Against Planned Parenthood. It's Time For A Criminal Investigation Into The GOP Conspiracy Against Planned Parenthood. Republican Planned Parenthood Conspiracy Falls Apart As Judge Bars Release Of Edited Videos.

The Republican conspiracy to defund Planned Parenthood was dealt another defeat when a federal judge issued an injunction that barred anti-choice activists from releasing more edited videos. Federal Judge William Orrick concluded that there was no evidence of criminal activity in any of the 504 hours of video. The extension of the injunction was sought by the National Abortion Federation (NAF) against the Center for Medical Progress and its founder David Daleiden.Judge Orrick wrote in his order: In rare circumstances, freedom of speech must be balanced against and give way to the protection of other compelling Constitutional rights, such as the First Amendment’s right to freedom of association, the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments’ protection of liberty interests, and the right to privacy. After fully considering the record before me, I conclude that NAF has made such a showing here…

Home - Planned Parenthood Action. GOP’s case against Planned Parenthood collapses: Jason Chaffetz admits he uncovered no wrongdoing. 42 splices and counting: Here are 9 facts about the Planned Parenthood smear campaign you need to know. Imagine that someone hated you (or your company) and wanted to make you look bad. So, he pretended to be a friend or colleague, went to your events, repeatedly asked you to meetings or lunch, gained your trust, and then spent two years recording private conversations.

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