Biden’s Budget Would Increase Taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood. President Biden announced a 2022 budget plan that calls for a $340 million funding increase for the Title X family planning program, much of which would likely go to Planned Parenthood. Read more here.
ND House Passes Bill to End School’s Ties to Planned Parenthood. Lawmakers in the North Dakota House passed legislation that would block North Dakota State University from providing federal grant funds to a sex education program linked to abortion provider Planned Parenthood. Read more here.
Just Three Percent of Women of Reproductive Age in the U.S. Go to Planned Parenthood. While Planned Parenthood performs 41% of the abortions in the United States every year, data show it actually only serves around 3% of the female population of reproductive age. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Sues Ohio Over Telemedicine Abortion Ban. Planned Parenthood Federation of America and two of its Ohio affiliates filed a lawsuit in Ohio to stop enforcement of a state ban on telemedicine abortion. Read more here.
CW’s Nancy Drew Calls Out Planned Parenthood. The CW network’s teen detective series Nancy Drew revealed to its viewers that “Margaret Sanger started Planned Parenthood to support eugenics.” Read more here.
U.S. Senators Demand Investigation Into Planned Parenthood Getting PPP Loans. A letter signed by 25 senators is demanding that the Small Business Administration investigate Planned Parenthood affiliates illegally accessing emergency small business loans. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Affiliate Sends Names of Pro-Life Leaders to Police. Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas submitted a list of 13 pro-life leaders’ names, photos and dates of birth to the police ahead of the city March for Life in January. Read more here.
Iowa Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Planned Parenthood Case. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland faced pointed questions from Iowa Supreme Court justices as the court considered a law barring the organization from receiving state funds for sex education programming. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Closes Three Clinics in Washington. The Planned Parenthood abortion chain closed three facilities in Washington state this year amid financial struggles and declining patient numbers. Read more here.
Court Rules Texas May Defund Planned Parenthood. A federal appeals court ruled that Texas may defund Planned Parenthood by eliminating the abortion provider’s Medicaid funding. Read more here.
Judge Upholds Ohio’s Fetal Remains Disposal Law. A judge has declined a request from Planned Parenthood to block Ohio’s new law which requires the burial or cremation of fetal remains. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Sues to Overturn Ohio Law Recognizing Humanity of Unborn. Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit challenging an Ohio law that establishes rules for the humane burial of aborted babies. Read more here.
State AGs File Amicus Briefs in Video Journalists’ Appeal. An appeal of a $16 million lawsuit brought by Planned Parenthood against the undercover video journalists who exposed its fetal tissue harvesting practices drew amicus briefs filed by 20 state attorneys general. Read more here.
Report Shows Up to 55K Babies Saved From Abortions Where Planned Parenthood Has Closed Clinics. A special report from American Life League estimates that 55,875 preborn children were saved from surgical or pill abortions in 2020 alone because there were no Planned Parenthood facilities in their areas. Read more here.
SBA: COVID Bill is Slush Fund for Planned Parenthood. The pro-life group The Susan B. Anthony List is slamming the coronavirus relief bill passed by the United States House, contending that it amounts to a “slush fund” for the major abortion provider Planned Parenthood. Read more here.
Daleiden Appeals Ruling Forcing Him to Pay Planned Parenthood $16M. The investigative journalists who exposed Planned Parenthood’s baby body parts trade are fighting back in court, appealing a $16 million verdict in favor of the abortion chain. Read more here.
Texas Judge Gives Extension to Planned Parenthood Over Medicaid Defunding. A Texas district judge has extended the temporary order blocking Texas from removing Medicaid funding from Planned Parenthood for another 14 days. Read more here.
Illinois Planned Parenthood Bypasses 911 to Avoid Public Record of Emergency. The Flossmoor, Illinois Planned Parenthood summoned a private ambulance company for a woman who had suffered a medical emergency instead of simply dialing 911. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Abortion Numbers Hit 15-Year High. The number of abortions performed by Planned Parenthood hit a 15-year high in 2019, according to the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Sues South Carolina After Gov Signs ‘Heartbeat’ Bill. Planned Parenthood filed a federal lawsuit against South Carolina in light of new abortion restrictions that Governor Henry McMaster signed into law. Read more here.
Ohio State University Hosts ‘Sex Week’ Sponsored by Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is sponsoring Ohio State University’s third annual “Sex Week” with the stated mission to educate about the sexual health topics of “LGBTQ sex ed, healthy masculinity, gender equality, and reproductive rights.” Read more here.
Ex-PP Employee Claims Transgender Children Are ‘Cash Cows’ for Abortion Provider. A former employee of Planned Parenthood is speaking out about the organization’s “abhorrent” transgender activism and revealing that transgender-identifying children have become a “cash cow” for the number one provider of abortion in America. Read more here.
SBA Hid Communications With PP Amid Criticism Over PPP Loans. Emails show that the U.S. Small Business Administration hid communications with Planned Parenthood regarding COVID-19 loans that Republicans say were illegal. Read more here.
Judge Temporarily Blocks Texas From Eliminating Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid Funding. On the day Texas was set to end Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid funds, the abortion vendor filed an emergency lawsuit with a district court that granted a temporary restraining order against the state. Read more here.
U.S. Senator Files Amendment to Send Federal Planned Parenthood Funds to Adoption Groups. Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley introduced an amendment that would transfer federal funds given to Planned Parenthood to federal adoption and maternal health programs instead. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Hopes to Work With Biden Administration. Planned Parenthood plans to push “bold agenda items” under the Biden administration, Planned Parenthood President Alexis McGill Johnson said in an interview. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Applauds New Secretary of State. After the confirmation of Antony Blinken as U.S. Secretary of State, Planned Parenthood Global stated its approval and expectation that Blinken’s State Department would be “supporting SRHR [sexual and reproductive health and rights] across foreign policy.” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Received $1.6B in U.S. Taxpayer Funds. A new Government Accountability Office report has revealed that Planned Parenthood Federation of America received $1.6 billion in taxpayer funds over a three-year period. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Receives Contact Information of Biden Donors. Anyone who donated to President Joe Biden’s Field of Flags, set up at the National Mall for his inauguration ceremony, automatically had their information shared with Planned Parenthood and will be added to their email list. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood CEO: Biden Abortion Agenda Must Undo ‘Harm’ of Trump Pro-Life Policies. The CEO of Planned Parenthood said she expects U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to immediately begin to undo the “harm” President Donald Trump has caused in America with his pro-life policies. Read more here.
Senators Urge SBA to Block Planned Parenthood From Receiving PPP Loans. A group of Republican senators have sent a letter to the Small Business Administration urging the agency to ensure that Planned Parenthood affiliates don’t receive Paycheck Protection Program loans designated to help small businesses stay afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Opposes KY Bill to Protect Newborns Who Survive Abortion. At a hearing before Kentucky’s House Judiciary Committee, Dr. Brittany Myers testified on behalf of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, urging lawmakers to vote against a bill to protect newborns who survive an attempted abortion. Read more here.
Texas to Fully Defund Planned Parenthood. Beginning February 3, Texas Planned Parenthood facilities will no longer be allowed to receive state Medicaid funds. Read more here.
IPPF Boasts of Financing Efforts to Legalize Abortion in Argentina. In a post published just hours after abortion was legalized by the Argentinian Senate, the International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region boasted about having financed a large operation in the South American country to push to legalize abortion. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Claims Texas Would Be ‘Sexist and Racist’ to Remove It From Medicaid. Weeks after the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Texas can remove Planned Parenthood facilities from its Medicaid programs, the abortion chain issued a statement asserting that “blocking Medicaid patients from care at Planned Parenthood creates yet another sexist and racist barrier to affordable health care.” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood CEO Helping to Staff Biden-Harris Admin. An interview with Planned Parenthood CEO Alexis McGill Johnson reveals that Planned Parenthood and its allies have identified and recommended nearly 200 people for key positions in the Biden-Harris administration. Read more here.
Bayer Gives Grants to Planned Parenthood. The pharmaceutical giant Bayer has given $80,000 in grants to Planned Parenthood abortion centers. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Sues to Expand Abortion Access in Wisconsin. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin challenged in federal court three state abortion restrictions that the organization believes unconstitutionally limit access to care. Read more here.
Manhattan Planned Parenthood Injures Woman in Botched Abortion. A woman who was a client of the Manhattan Planned Parenthood abortion facility was transported by ambulance to a hospital emergency room, making this the fifth client to require emergency services this year. Read more here.
PP Director Resigns After Employees Call Out Her Racist Views. Planned Parenthood of Pennsylvania Advocates Executive Director Emily Callen has resigned amid accusations of racism. Read more here.
Fifth Circuit Permits TX and LA to Defund Planned Parenthood. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Texas and Louisiana may remove state Medicaid funding from Planned Parenthood clinics, reversing lower court rulings that prohibited the states from defunding the abortion provider. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood PA Group Calls for Resignation of Allegedly ‘Racist,’ ‘Transphobic’ Director. Employees of Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates have written an open letter that calls upon the group’s executive director to resign amid allegations she has used “racist, transphobic, classist language, and language which perpetuates stigma against abortion.” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Endorses Warnock in Georgia Senate Race. Staci Fox, the head of Planned Parenthood’s Atlanta-based chapter, called Raphael Warnock a “dedicated champion” who will fight new abortion restrictions in the U.S. Senate, if elected. Read more here.
Illinois Planned Parenthood Calls 911 Twice for Help With Woman ‘Bleeding Out.’ An Illinois Planned Parenthood facility made two frantic 911 calls after a woman suffered what seems to be a botched abortion and was “bleeding out.” Read more here.
Cheering Planned Parenthood Employees Ignore Injured Abortion Patient. A witness at Planned Parenthood’s Manhattan facility reports that employees were too busy cheering a Biden/Harris victory to notice an injured patient being wheeled to an ambulance on a gurney. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Drops Lawsuit Against Arizona Abortion Laws. Attorneys representing Planned Parenthood have filed a request in court to drop legal action against a pair of Arizona laws regulating abortionists and their clinic procedures. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Tried to Frame Whistleblower With False Claims of Drug Abuse. Former Planned Parenthood director Mayra Rodriguez says she was falsely accused of having drugs in her desk and fired after gathering information on an abortionist who botched multiple abortions. Read more here.
Guatemalan President Vetoes Planned Parenthood Agreement. Guatemala’s President Alejandro Giammattei said he will scrap an official agreement allowing Planned Parenthood to set up an office, denouncing it as a promotor of abortion. Read more here.
Singers, Musicians Sign on With Planned Parenthood Ad Campaign in Swing States. Planned Parenthood has organized a get out the vote ad blitz in six swing states which includes the names of hundreds of singers and musicians. Read more here.
Unsealed Sworn Testimony Shows Planned Parenthood Lied to Congress About Baby Parts Sales. The Center for Medical Progress released a video featuring unsealed video clips from Planned Parenthood leaders’ sworn deposition testimony about the abortion company’s fetal tissue research programs – including details about the programs that directly contradict what Planned Parenthood told multiple Congressional investigations in 2015 and 2016. Read more here.
Coalition of Black Pro-Life Activists Files Racial Discrimination Claim Against Planned Parenthood. The National Black Pro-Life Coalition announced that it filed a claim against Planned Parenthood with the Office of Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Read more here.
Manhattan Planned Parenthood Injures 36th Known Patient. Another woman has been injured at Planned Parenthood’s Manhattan Health Center, formerly known as the Margaret Sanger Health Center, and was taken away in an ambulance. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Getting More Government Funding Despite Defunding Efforts. Recent annual reports show that federal funding to Planned Parenthood has increased, despite efforts by the Trump administration to eliminate federal funding for the abortion provider over the last four years. Read more here.
McConnell: Dems Won’t Renew PPP Unless It Sends Money to Planned Parenthood. In a speech on the Senate floor, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that Democrats have rejected one Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) proposal after another because they don’t give the House Speaker “everything she wants” – like money for abortion-giant Planned Parenthood. Read more here.
SCOTUS Rejects SC’s Appeal to Stop Giving Medicaid Funds to Planned Parenthood. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal from South Carolina lawmakers to end taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood abortion clinics through Medicaid reimbursements. Read more here.
Iowa Planned Parenthood Reopens. A Planned Parenthood facility in Sioux City, Iowa, which closed in 2017 following the state’s decision to prevent state Medicaid money from going to abortion facilities, has reopened. Read more here.
Kamala Harris Cites Planned Parenthood in Opposition to ACB. During Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Senator Kamala Harris entered into the record a letter from Planned Parenthood written in opposition to the judge’s confirmation. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Accused of Racism By ‘Dozens’ of Employees, Internal Audit Finds. A Planned Parenthood internal audit reveals the abortion conglomerate is plagued by accusations of internal racism, race-based discrimination, and acts of “anti-blackness.” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood, Pro-Abortion Groups Spend Tens of Millions on Election. Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups are spending tens of millions of dollars to ensure Joe Biden and other pro-abortion candidates win office in the U.S. general election in November. Read more here.
Merritt Asks Court to Dismiss Criminal Charges for Exposing Planned Parenthood. Sandra Merritt has filed a petition to the California Supreme Court asking it to review and dismiss all eight remaining felony charges pending against her after she worked undercover to expose Planned Parenthood’s trafficking in aborted baby body parts. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Injures Woman, Has No Defibrillator. A 29-year-old woman who received an abortion at Planned Parenthood in Walnut Creek, California had difficulty coming out of sedation and experienced abnormal, ineffective breathing that prompted a call to 911 for help. Read more here.
U.S. Congressmen Ask DOJ to Investigate Planned Parenthood. Forty-nine members of Congress have sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr calling for an investigation of abortionists at Planned Parenthood who violated the Partial Birth Abortion Ban passed in 2003. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Set to Fight Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee. The president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund said nominating Amy Coney Barrett constituted a “particular insult to the legacy of Justice [Ruth Bader] Ginsburg” and vowed to rise up and fight the nomination. Read more here.
Ohio Planned Parenthood Withholds Information From Dispatcher. Reports indicate that the Planned Parenthood in Cincinnati, Ohio recently called 911 for a medical emergency then refused to share information with the emergency dispatcher and hung up the phone. Read more here.
Judge Forces PP Protestors to Move Across the Street, Start Hour Later. Spokane Superior Court Judge Raymond Clary issued a preliminary injunction ordering the Church at Planned Parenthood’s demonstrations to move at least 35 feet away and start an hour later. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Raising Millions to Fight Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee. Planned Parenthood sent out a desperate fundraising email to supporters, urging them to “rise up” and use “the power of defiance” to stop President Donald Trump from appointing another conservative, pro-life justice to the U.S. Supreme Court after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Whistleblower Sues Abortion Giant for Defamation. The Center for Medical Progress and undercover journalist David Daleiden are suing Planned Parenthood for defamation after the abortion provider told media outlets Daleiden “manufacture[d]” and “created” a “false smear campaign” in releasing video footage of PPFA employees discussing the harvesting and trafficking of aborted baby body parts. Read more here.
Merritt Civil Case Goes to Appeals Court. Liberty Counsel has filed an appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals of the verdict in the multimillion-dollar civil lawsuit against Sandra Merritt for her undercover investigation of Planned Parenthood’s trafficking of human baby body parts. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Grows Abortion Share in Minnesota. Despite the total number of abortions in Minnesota staying level in 2019, Planned Parenthood grew its share of the abortion market to a record-high 65 percent. Read more here.
Texas Mayor Compares New Planned Parenthood to Opening a Church. Lubbock, Texas Mayor Dan Pope is receiving backlash for comments likening opening a Planned Parenthood facility in his town to starting a new supermarket or church. Read more here.
Pro-Lifers Paint ‘Black Preborn Lives Matter’ Outside Baltimore Planned Parenthood. Pro-lifers in Baltimore gathered early one morning to paint “black preborn lives matter” outside of a Planned Parenthood facility, covering the street with large letters. The group called it a “success” after no arrests were made. Read more here.
PP Challenges Abortion Pill Reversal Law. Saying it compels them to give inaccurate medical advice to their patients, Planned Parenthood challenged a new Tennessee state law that requires them to tell women seeking medication abortions that the procedure can be reversed. Read more here.
Mainstream TV Bans Ads Asking Women to Help Expose Planned Parenthood. Mainstream television channels have refused to run ads asking women who previously got abortions at Planned Parenthood facilities in California to help expose the abortion giant. The ads were not accepted by any network because of their abortion-related content. Read more here.
Black Pro-Life Leaders Slam Planned Parenthood: ‘Black Lives’ Don’t Matter to You. More than 100 Black pro-life leaders urged the Planned Parenthood abortion chain to “confront the systemic racism of America’s abortion practices and to publicly renounce the racist legacy of your founder, Margaret Sanger.” Read more here.
Chicago PP Clinic Injures Woman in Yet Another Botched Abortion. For the 22nd time in the past five years, an ambulance was called to the Near North Planned Parenthood in Chicago, Illinois, to treat a patient who was “bleeding excessively.” Read more here.
Court Drops ‘False Identification’ Charge Against Journalist Who Exposed Planned Parenthood. The San Francisco Superior Court has ruled that the charge for “false identification documents” brought against Sandra Merritt, an undercover journalist who helped expose Planned Parenthood’s sale of fetal body parts, is now permanently dismissed because the statute of limitations had long expired. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Hires ‘Navigators’ to Ensure Nothing Deters Women From Abortion. Planned Parenthood has created an “Abortion Patient Navigator” staff position to ensure women get to their abortion appointments regardless of any “obstacles” that may stand in the way. Read more here.
Ex-Planned Parenthood Director Backs Trump, Details Abortion. Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director and “employee of the year,” endorsed President Trump at the Republican National Convention while offering a graphic description of the abortion procedure she said made her leave the organization. Read more here.
PP Officials Admit to Performing Illegal Partial-Birth Abortions for Better Tissue Harvesting. In a new video released by the Center for Medical Progress, Planned Parenthood officials give sworn testimony describing how abortionists alter abortion procedures in order to produce more intact human fetuses and, therefore, more usable fetal tissues and organs that can be sold for profit. Read more here.
Trump Admin Cuts Funds for Planned Parenthood International Abortions. A senior administration official said the combined loss to International Planned Parenthood and Marie Stopes International is more than $140 million in annual funding. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Quietly Stops Distributing Margaret Sanger Award. On its website, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America calls the Margaret Sanger Award “our highest honor” and says the award is given annually; however, the last recipient of the award listed on the website is Dr. Willie Parker in 2015. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Drops Lawsuit Against Indiana Ultrasound Law. Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill announced that Planned Parenthood has conceded defeat in a lawsuit that challenged an Indiana law requiring ultrasounds at least 18 hours before women undergo abortions. Read more here.
Judge: Daleiden Must Raise $600K in 11 Days or PP Can Take His Assets. Pro-life investigative journalist David Daleiden must raise $600,000 in less than two weeks to pay an appeal bond or Planned Parenthood can begin seizing his assets and those of his organization, the Center for Medical Progress, according to a San Francisco judge’s ruling. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood to Open New Abortion Business in West Texas. Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas announced its plans to open an abortion facility in Lubbock, Texas, after initially keeping the project hidden. Read more here.
Merritt Appeals Criminal Charges for Exposing Planned Parenthood Selling Baby Parts. Sandra Merritt is asking the California Court of Appeals to dismiss all eight remaining felony charges pending against her, asserting that she used legal undercover techniques to investigate and expose potential fetal-trafficking abuses and crimes being committed by Planned Parenthood. Read more here.
U.S. Senators Demand Answers on Planned Parenthood Receiving PPP Loans. With the support of 28 other colleagues, Sen. Kelly Loeffler wrote to the Treasury Department’s Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery, Brian Miller, asking that he determine if Planned Parenthood knowingly committed fraud. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Clinics Say They’ll Keep COVID-19 PPP Funds. Two Planned Parenthood facilities in Texas say they will keep the Paycheck Protection Program funds they have been ordered to return by the Small Business Administration. Read more here.
Alveda King Slams Planned Parenthood. Civil rights activist Alveda King does not believe Planned Parenthood was sincere in its decision to distance itself from its racist eugenicist founder Margaret Sanger because they are still killing unborn black babies across the United States. Read more here.
Mom Goes Undercover to Investigate PP After Daughter is Prescribed Testosterone. A mother whose daughter was given a prescription for testosterone at Planned Parenthood wanted to find out why it was so easy, so she went undercover. Within a half-hour visit, she was given a six-month prescription with few questions asked. Read more here.
Major PPFA Affiliate Making Staff Cuts Amidst Complaints of ‘Inner Turmoil.’ Planned Parenthood of the Great Plains is offering severance packages to employees in the communications, development, education, human resources, finance and public affairs departments. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Sues Pro-Life Christians Holding Worship Services Outside Abortion Center. A Washington state Planned Parenthood sued a Christian community for holding monthly pro-life worship services outside one of its abortion centers after hours. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Opens Huge New Abortion Facility in Alabama. Planned Parenthood recently opened a new abortion facility in Birmingham, Alabama, with plans to begin aborting unborn babies in the city soon. Read more here.
U.S. Congresswoman Files Bill Making PP Return Coronavirus Relief Funds. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko introduced the Paycheck Protection Integrity Act which would require the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and its affiliates to return funds that they received through the Paycheck Protection Program. Read more here.
More Charges Dropped for Pro-Life Journalists Who Exposed Planned Parenthood. Additional charges against two pro-life investigative journalists who exposed Planned Parenthood’s practice of illegally selling the body parts of aborted babies have been dropped in the case of The People of the State of California vs. David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress. Read more here.
Man on Mission to Paint ‘Baby Lives Matter’ in Front of PP Clinics Across U.S. A pro-life activist painted a blue and pink mural displaying the phrase “Baby Lives Matter” in front of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Washington, D.C., and plans to paint more murals across the country. Read more here.
Journals From Planned Parenthood’s Recovery Rooms Reveal How Women Are Hurt by Abortion. Planned Parenthood has journals in the recovery room for women to write in after their abortions. Three former workers have spoken about how the messages left in those journals show that women suffer after their abortions. Read more here.
Texas Planned Parenthood Badly Injures Woman in Botched Abortion. A woman who identified herself as “one of the physicians” at a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Austin, Texas, called 911 for help with a woman suffering a dangerous hemorrhage after an abortion. Read more here.
PPGNY to Remove Eugenicist Margaret Sanger’s Name From Flagship Clinic. Planned Parenthood of Greater New York is officially disavowing Margaret Sanger, its own founder, over her eugenic beliefs and activism, which have served as the bedrock of the corporation for 100 years. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Kills Michigan Ballot Measure to Ban Dismemberment Abortions. Pro-life leaders said they will not challenge a state Bureau of Elections decision arguing that they did not collect enough valid signatures for the dismemberment ban to qualify for the ballot. Read more here.
‘Baby Lives Matter’ Mural Painted in Front of Planned Parenthood Clinic. A pro-life activist splashed the words “Baby Lives Matter” in front of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah, arguing the Black Lives Matter movement “wasn’t talking about the actual problems in their community.” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Launches Six-Figure Ad Campaign to Pass COVID-19 Bill. Planned Parenthood Action Fund launched a six-figure ad campaign Monday pressuring several vulnerable GOP senators to pass the next coronavirus relief legislation. Read more here.
Staff at PPGP Expose ‘Toxic Work Culture.’ Sudden layoffs at Planned Parenthood Great Plains have compelled multiple staff members to speak out against the organization’s stressful work environment. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Seeks to Move Ahead With Challenge of Utah’s 18-Week Abortion Ban. Planned Parenthood of Utah wants to move ahead with its federal lawsuit over a new state law that bans abortions beginning at 18 weeks of pregnancy now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a Louisiana case. Read more here.
Former Employee Blames Planned Parenthood for U.S. Abortion Movement in ‘Shambles’. Former Planned Parenthood employee Jessa Crispin attributes Planned Parenthood’s decline to the company’s excessive attention to campaigning and politics. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Launches New Ad Campaign in U.S. Presidential Election. The nation’s largest abortion provider’s political arm is launching ads supporting former Vice President Joe Biden in Pennsylvania, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Colorado, Arizona, Florida, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Read more here.
Pro-Life Candidate Defeats Abortion Activist After Planned Parenthood Trashed Him With Racial Slur. Planned Parenthood’s racial attack against a pro-life Democrat in Texas failed when state Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. won a primary runoff election against a pro-abortion challenger. Read more here.
PPGP Cuts Staff Amid Complaints of ‘Chaos and Toxicity’. Planned Parenthood Great Plains, which operates health clinics in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma, has offered severance packages to dozens of employees as it reels from a financial crisis caused in part by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Said Abortion Pill Patients Received ‘Expert Care’ but Former Employees Say Otherwise. One former manager of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland recalls that untrained staff were told to do transvaginal ultrasounds. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Clinic That Sold Aborted Baby Parts Injures Woman in Botched Abortion. This Planned Parenthood facility has a checkered history of involvement in botched abortions and public scandals that have captured national headlines. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Uses Racial Slur to Attack Pro-Life Hispanic. Planned Parenthood Texas Votes launched a series of digital attack ads and a website slamming the pro-life senator, who is Hispanic, with a racial slur basically equivalent to “dirty Mexican.” Read more here.
Under Oath, Planned Parenthood Officials Admit Infanticide Occurs in Organ Harvesting. In a new video released by the Center for Medical Progress, Planned Parenthood and abortion industry officials described how babies born alive with beating hearts in their facilities are then harvested for organs. Read more here.
Missouri High Court Says State Must Pay Planned Parenthood. The Missouri Supreme Court ruled that lawmakers violated the state constitution when they tried to end all government funding of Planned Parenthood. Read more here.
Congressional Letter Seeks Answers From DOJ on Planned Parenthood’s Alleged Crimes. U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman led over 60 Members of Congress in sending a letter to Attorney General William Barr calling for a written update on the Department of Justice’s investigation into Planned Parenthood’s alleged criminal activity. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Members Burn Flag in Abortion Bill Protest. Members of the Tennessee chapter of Planned Parenthood burned the American flag in public protest of the recent passing of a state bill banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Read more here.
Illinois Planned Parenthood Calls 911 for Unresponsive Abortion Patient. The Planned Parenthood in Aurora, Illinois, requested emergency medical help for a patient who was unresponsive after her abortion. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Acting President Takes Role Permanently. The abortion organization’s board of directors announced that they had voted to name Alexis McGill Johnson the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood and the organization’s political arm, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. Read more here.
Former Planned Parenthood Worker: We ‘Coerced’ and ‘Lied to’ Women So They Would Abort. Former Planned Parenthood worker, Annette Lancaster, recently spoke in an interview about the way Planned Parenthood workers coerced women into having abortions, even when the women were uncertain of their decision. Read more here.
PPGNY CEO Resigns Amid Accusations of Racism, Abuse. The board of Planned Parenthood of Greater New York announced to staff members that it had “parted ways” with president and CEO Laura McQuade. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Sues to Block Iowa’s New 24-Hour Waiting Period for Abortions. The group’s lawsuit in Johnson County District Court seeks an injunction against a bill legislators passed June 14, which says a woman could not have an abortion for at least 24 hours after an initial appointment. Read more here.
Former Planned Parenthood Manager Reports Being Reprimanded for Not Selling Enough Abortions. Former Planned Parenthood director Annette Lancaster revealed that while Planned Parenthood officials denied there was such a thing as an abortion quota, they acted as if there were, even reprimanding her repeatedly when the amount of abortions in her facility fell below a certain number. Read more here.
President of German Catholic Women’s Federation Confirms Support for Planned Parenthood. The president of the leading Catholic women’s organization in Germany has declared her support for “reproductive rights” and for an initiative supported by the International Planned Parenthood Federation. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood, ACLU File Emergency Lawsuit Against Fetal Heartbeat Bill. An emergency lawsuit was filed against a bill passed by the Tennessee legislature banning abortion from as early as six weeks of pregnancy. Read more here.
PPGNY Employees Demand Their CEO be Fired. Employees at Planned Parenthood of Greater New York demanded the removal of the affiliate’s CEO, charging that she created a “culture of fear and intimidation” that harms nonwhite employees. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Makes Endorsement in U.S. Presidential Race. Planned Parenthood Action Fund endorsed Joe Biden for president in hopes that he will roll back actions taken by the Trump administration against abortion rights. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Criticizes Iowa Ultrasound Bill. Planned Parenthood is criticizing an Iowa bill that ensures abortion facilities give women the opportunity to see their unborn babies on an ultrasound and hear their baby’s heartbeat at least 24 hours prior to the abortion. Read more here.
Methodist College Promotes Planned Parenthood Abortion Business. The Counseling and Wellness Center at Paine College, a school affiliated with both the United Methodist Church and the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, lists Planned Parenthood as a resource for students in two places on their website. Read more here.
Wisconsin Governor Appoints Planned Parenthood Activist to Circuit Court. Governor Tony Evers appointed a former Planned Parenthood policy director to the Dane County Circuit Court, drawing criticism from anti-abortion groups. Read more here.
New Series Shares Stories of Former Planned Parenthood Employees. The new series “Beautiful Lives” hosted by Abby Johnson showcases her conversations with other former abortion industry workers. Read more here.
Three Christian Universities Stop Promoting Planned Parenthood. Three Christian universities have decided to stop promoting Planned Parenthood to students after receiving information from Students for Life Action. Read more here.
‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ to Raise Funds for Planned Parenthood. A special celebrity episode of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” will feature CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and talk show host Andy Cohen playing for charity, one of which is Planned Parenthood. Read more here.
Woman Returns to Illinois Planned Parenthood With Complications From Abortion. Records show that a 28-year-old woman returned to Near North Planned Parenthood in Chicago, Illinois, in pain and hemorrhaging after previously obtaining an abortion at the facility. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood: ‘White Supremacy’ and ‘Systemic Bias in Policing’ are Abortion Rights Issues. Planned Parenthood has aligned itself with Black Lives Matter, spreading the narrative that black women are denied “reproductive justice” if they cannot easily obtain abortions. Read more here.
Missouri Planned Parenthood Can Stay Open Despite Injuring 72 Women in Botched Abortions. The abortion chain and state health officials have been battling in court for months about the St. Louis Planned Parenthood’s license after inspectors found evidence of “multiple life-threatening abortions.” Read more here.
Democratic Senators Defend Planned Parenthood Affiliates’ Access to PPP Loans. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Democratic lawmakers are accusing the Trump administration of unfairly targeting Planned Parenthood amid reports that some affiliated health care centers are being pressured by the government to return federally-funded loans. Read more here.
Video of Planned Parenthood Legal Testimony Directly Contradicts Public Statements on Body Parts Sales. The testimony, unsealed this spring, shows that top Planned Parenthood executives were well aware of their clinics’ participation in the harvest and illegal sale of body parts from aborted children. Read more here.
Hundreds of Pro-Lifers Protest Opening of New Planned Parenthood Abortion Business. The abortion facility opened earlier this month after Planned Parenthood built it quietly under a shell name. Read more here.
Legislators, Pro-Life Advocates Denounce Planned Parenthood Receiving $80M in Coronavirus Funding. Representatives from March for Life and the Susan B. Anthony List emphasized that Planned Parenthood is primarily concerned with its own profit, which is “garnered through preying on women and their unborn children and adding to the death toll of this pandemic.” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Defends Taking Small Business Relief Funds. The abortion giant defended taking the funds even though Congress intended for them to go to small businesses as opposed to a $1 billion abortion corporation. Read more here.
U.S. Senators Send Letter to DOJ Urging Investigation Into Planned Parenthood for Fraud. The letter to the Department of Justice states that fraudulent loan applications can result in both civil and criminal penalties. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Closes Pennsylvania Clinic That Had Been Pushing Abortions for 30 Years. Planned Parenthood Keystone CEO Melissa Reed said they are looking for a new facility in the area, as they are “thoughtfully planning for the next era of care.” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Affiliates Improperly Applied For, Received $80M in Stimulus Funds. Thirty-seven Planned Parenthood affiliates applied for and received a total of $80 million in loans from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), and now the U.S. federal government wants the money back. Read more here.
Woman Injured at Florida Planned Parenthood Amidst COVID-19 Crisis. Operation Rescue is reporting that a woman was injured at a Planned Parenthood in Jacksonville, Florida, operating amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.
Attorney Who Helps Minors Get Abortions Says Planned Parenthood Pays Uber to Secretly Pick Them Up. An attorney who helps minors to obtain abortions via the judicial bypass process has claimed that Planned Parenthood pays for Uber to transport teens for abortion procedures without parental knowledge. Read more here.
Bience Gawanas Elected to Board of Trustees of IPPF. Bience Gawanas, the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General’s Special Advisor to Africa has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the International Planned Parenthood Federation to help oversee the global sexual and reproductive health response to COVID-19. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Secretly Opens New Abortion Clinic. Planned Parenthood went unnoticed while building the large facility by applying for permits and licenses under the name of a shell company. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Abortionist Exposed Selling Aborted Baby Parts Now Caught Doing Unlicensed Abortions. An abortionist caught up in Planned Parenthood’s baby body parts scandal appears to be doing unlicensed surgical abortions in Indiana. Read more here.
Ninth Circuit Upholds Trump Rule Keeping Govt Funds Away From Abortionists. The Protect Life Rule is projected to cut almost $60 million from the $616 million Planned Parenthood received during the most recent fiscal year. Read more here.
‘The Price is Right’ Donates Almost $100K to Planned Parenthood. In a special episode featuring RuPaul, the longest-running game show matched all of the price values of contestant winnings with a donation to the organization. Read more here.
Pro-Life Investigator Sues Planned Parenthood and Others for Conspiracy to Violate Civil Rights. The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) and its founder, David Daleiden, are filing lawsuits against Planned Parenthood, former California Attorney General Kamala Harris, and current California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for conspiring to violate First and Fourteenth Amendment rights. Read more here.
Illinois Planned Parenthood Injures Woman While Violating Coronavirus Orders. According to 911 records, one abortion client suffered excessive bleeding and required emergency medical transport to Rush Copley Medical Center, where ironically, elective surgeries were prohibited. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood’s Twisted Mother’s Day Tweet. In a rather ironic tweet, Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, wished mothers a Happy Mother’s Day. Read more here.
Iowa Judge Rules Planned Parenthood Has ‘Right’ to Taxpayer Money. An effort by Iowa lawmakers to stop taxpayer dollars from funding the abortion giant Planned Parenthood was blocked in court. Read more here.
Upcoming ‘The Price is Right’ Episode Will Raise Money for Planned Parenthood. Next week, a prime-time special version of the iconic game show “The Price Is Right” will air featuring drag queen RuPaul playing to raise money for Planned Parenthood. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood CEO: ‘We’re Doing Everything We Can’ to Abort Babies During the Pandemic. CEO Alexis McGill Johnson touted how Planned Parenthood is expanding “telehealth services and exploring other innovative health care solutions so patients can get birth control, gender-affirming hormone therapy, STI treatment, and more through virtual appointments.” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Will Not Receive Coronavirus Aid. The Trump administration said that Planned Parenthood will not receive any of the coronavirus-relief funding earmarked for small businesses that are struggling amid the pandemic. Read more here.
Let States Defund Planned Parenthood, Congressmen Tell Supreme Court. In an amicus brief filed at the U.S. Supreme Court, 108 representatives and 29 senators argued that states should have the flexibility to determine qualified Medicaid providers. Read more here.
Pro-Life Investigators Ordered to Pay $1.5M in Planned Parenthood Baby Parts Case. The five pro-life activists are also liable for attorney fees, which will likely add millions more to what they owe America’s largest abortion chain. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood CEO: Killing Babies is Great, Banning Abortions is ‘Unconscionable’. Planned Parenthood leader Alexis McGill Johnson slammed pro-life lawmakers’ efforts to protect unborn babies as “unconscionable.” Read more here.
CNN Strikes an Irony Chord by Having Former Planned Parenthood Head Talking Coronavirus Safety… With Kids. A recent CNN segment featured doctors (one of whom was Dr. Leana Wen, former head of Planned Parenthood) discussing coronavirus safety with children. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood HQ Injures Woman in Botched Abortion. This is the second medical emergency at the high-volume Margaret Sanger Planned Parenthood abortion facility this year and the thirteenth such incident in the past 15 months. Read more here.
Minnesota Community Kicks Out Planned Parenthood That Tried to Sneak into Town. Planned Parenthood’s attempt to quietly establish a new location in a Minnesota town was quickly stymied by community pressure. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Closes 5,633 Centers Worldwide. The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) has announced the closing of 5,633 member clinics due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and 23 others have reported a reduced ability to commit abortions. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Brags It Helped Mom Abort Her Baby at Home. A New York Planned Parenthood official recently touted the story of a woman who took abortion drugs “at home with her children running around behind her” as an example of how the abortion group is helping people. Read more here.
New Unsealed Documents Show Planned Parenthood Profited From Aborted Baby Body Parts. Newly unsealed invoices confirm Planned Parenthood Mar Monte charged the tissue procurement company StemExpress $55 per “usable” organ — not for transport fees. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Board Member on COVID-19 Closures: Nothing is ‘More Essential’ Than Abortion. Speaking to Rhode Island media outlet WPRI, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) board member Nancie Schwarzman complained that the crisis “is being used as a tool to shut down clinics, deeming many of our services, including access to abortions as non-essential care.” She then asked: “Can you imagine anything more essential and time-sensitive?” Read more here.
Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Announces Layoffs. PPGNY spokeswoman Jacquelyn Marrero portrayed the closures as due to the coronavirus, but former staff reported that Planned Parenthood of Greater New York was already facing financial struggles before the pandemic hit. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Begs for Protective Equipment to Do Abortions as Coronavirus Rages. Planned Parenthood is begging supporters for protective equipment and other supplies while other doctors and nurses go without as they try to save the lives of coronavirus patients. Read more here.
11 Planned Parenthood Abortion Centers Close in California Due to Coronavirus. The Planned Parenthood locations are closed “until further notice.” Planned Parenthood staff indicate this may last until at least the end of April. Read more here.
Texas AG Clarifies Planned Parenthood Not Singled Out by Coronavirus Order. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said that the abortion provider was itself demanding special treatment in a legal challenge to the executive order issued by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Read more here.
Abortion Groups Exploit Coronavirus Pandemic. According to abortion giant International Planned Parenthood Federation and other abortion groups, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will cause a surge in demand for abortion. They are asking governments to repeal abortion restrictions and to give them government funds as a result. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Sues Texas for Gov. Abbott’s Order Banning ‘Non-essential’ Surgeries. Abortion advocates interpret Governor Abbott’s mandate as an assault on women’s rights, claiming that abortion is an “essential” health care procedure. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Ignores Wuhan Virus Health Concerns, Defies State Orders. Ohio and Texas have issued directives to stop all nonessential surgeries including abortion on demand. In Ohio, Planned Parenthood is ignoring the orders. Read more here.
California Court Arraigns David Daleiden on 10 Felony Counts for Exposing Planned Parenthood Secrets. Undercover journalist and anti-abortion activist David Daleiden was arraigned in the San Francisco Superior Court on 10 felony counts for his videotape exposés of Planned Parenthood’s trafficking of aborted baby body parts. Daleiden pleaded not guilty to all 10 counts. Read more here.
9th Circuit Court Upholds Trump Rule That Led to Planned Parenthood Losing $60 Million. The Trump administration may continue to enforce a rule mandating that recipients of federal planning funds, such as Planned Parenthood, separate themselves from abortion activities. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Loses 400k Donors in 2018-2019 Fiscal Year. According to Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report, the organization lost 400,000 individual donors and performed 345,672 abortions, the organization’s highest total to date. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood to Open Sexual Health Centers at 50 CA High Schools. The nation’s largest abortion provider announced that it plans to spend $6 million over three years to build “Wellbeing Centers” that will offer emergency contraception, STI testing and treatment, birth control options, mental health support, and pregnancy counseling. It will also train teens to be “peer advocates” on sexual health and relationships for other teens. Read more here.
Baby Body Parts Criminal Trial to Proceed Against Daleiden With Possible Jail Time. A San Francisco judge has ruled that pro-life investigators David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt will stand trial on nine felony counts of secretly recording conversations as part of their exposé of Planned Parenthood’s illegal harvesting and trafficking of aborted baby body parts. Read more here.
Pro-Life Activist David Daleiden Sues Planned Parenthood Doctor. The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) has filed a defamation lawsuit against a former Planned Parenthood abortionist and medical director for false and defamatory claims about the group’s undercover videos that exposed the selling of aborted baby body parts. Read more here.
Journalist to Appeal Judgment in Planned Parenthood Fetal Tissue Trafficking Case. The undercover video journalist, David Daleiden, who exposed the alleged involvement of Planned Parenthood in the illegal sale of the body parts of aborted babies will appeal the judgment against him handed down by the jury in the federal case. Read more here.
Biased Judge in Daleiden Undercover Video Trial Founded a Planned Parenthood Clinic. Judge William Orrick, who presided over the federal trial in Planned Parenthood’s civil lawsuit against the Center for Medical Progress, is actually the founder of a Planned Parenthood of Northern California clinic in San Francisco. Read more here.
Jury Rules Against Daleiden, Pro-Lifers Who Exposed Planned Parenthood’s Sale of Baby Body Parts. David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress undercover investigators have been found guilty of multiple crimes and must pay millions in damages to Planned Parenthood for the work they did in exposing organ harvesting on aborted babies. An appeal is planned. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Launches Website That Helps Teenagers Find Where to Get Abortions. The online tool called the Abortion Care Finder is used to help individuals of any age find the nearest abortion center. Read more here.
Jury Begins Deliberations in Planned Parenthood Undercover Video Trial. Six weeks of testimony has concluded in the Planned Parenthood Federation of America vs Center for Medical Progress federal trial where pro-life journalists have been on trial for exposing Planned Parenthood’s trafficking in aborted baby parts. Read more here.
Former Planned Parenthood Trainer: Sex Ed Book Seeks “to Groom Children.” A former Title X family planning training manager and volunteer educator for Planned Parenthood says the abortion vendor’s new graphic sex ed book titled “In Case You’re Curious” is intended “to groom children” for early sexual experiences. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Continues to Target Teens in New Book on Sex for Adolescents. The book titled “In case you’re curious: Questions about sex from young people with answers from the experts,” contains highly graphic material. Planned Parenthood profits financially from sexually active teens. Read more here.
Missouri’s State Health Director Says He Tracked Planned Parenthood Patients’ Periods. Dr. Randall Williams testified that he kept a spreadsheet of the menstrual cycles of women who had visited Planned Parenthood as a means of identifying patients who had undergone failed abortions without a complication report being filed with state authorities. An investigation led to state officials withholding a license from a Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis, which is now fighting to regain its licensed status. Read more here.
Jury Sees ABC News Undercover Video That Inspired David Daleiden to Investigate Planned Parenthood. The judge has not permitted certain videos taken by the accused videographers to be shown to the jury but did permit a similar undercover video from ABC News to be played in court. At issue is whether Daleiden and his team committed multiple crimes by shooting the undercover videos. Read more here.
Judge Suppresses Evidence of Baby Body Part Trafficking in Planned Parenthood Trial. During the ongoing federal civil jury trial of Planned Parenthood against David Daleiden, Judge William Orrick has repeatedly cut off defense questioning that he considers straying too close to eliciting information related to Planned Parenthood’s history of selling body parts from aborted babies. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Doctor Admits in Court There is Strong Demand for Aborted Babies’ Livers, Kidneys, Intestines. Dr. Thomas Moran, a medical director for Planned Parenthood, testified in legal proceedings against journalists who shot undercover video of Planned Parenthood officials admitting to selling fetal body parts. Read more here.
Jury Riveted by Testimony on Abortion Industry Horrors in Planned Parenthood Body Parts Civil Trial. Testimony from a longtime pro-life advocate about the grisly reality of the abortion industry riveted jurors in the Planned Parenthood baby body parts RICO trial now taking place in San Francisco. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Fights to Hide Evidence of Selling Fetal Tissue in Daleiden Trial. Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit alleges that Daleiden committed 15 different crimes including wiretapping, conspiracy, trespassing, and breach of confidentiality. Daleiden’s defense team is arguing the project in question was an undercover journalism project and reports that lawyers for Planned Parenthood are working to keep information on Planned Parenthood’s selling of fetal body parts out of the trial. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Advised Hollywood on More Than 150 Movies and Shows Since 2014. According to Caren Spruch, Planned Parenthood’s director of arts and entertainment engagement, the effort is an attempt to influence the abortion dialogue. Read more here.
Abortionist Testifies at Fetal Parts Hearing: “Some of These Fetuses were Live Births.” Longtime abortionist Dr. Forrest Smith testified on behalf of two pro-life investigators who are being prosecuted for undercover video recordings of Planned Parenthood executives discussing the procurement and selling of fetal body parts. Smith testified that illegally altered abortion procedures caused babies to be born alive and put women in danger of complications in the quest for more intact fetal body parts. Read more here.
In a Preliminary Hearing, Planned Parenthood Admits Supplying Fetal Body Parts. The preliminary hearing against undercover journalists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt will determine whether the 15 felony charges of invasion of privacy will go to trial. Read more here.
Abortion on Basis of Sex and Race Defended by Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood has said it will continue to fight that portion of abortion legislation in Missouri that prohibits abortions based on race, sex, or an in utero diagnosis of Down’s syndrome. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Partners With Music Stars for New Pro-Abortion Campaign. More than 130 music artists have joined forces with Planned Parenthood to protest the various pro-life laws advancing across the United States. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Refuses Title X Funding in Response to Trump Administration Restrictions. The restrictions govern the discussion of abortion at clinics that participate in the program. The funds account for about 15 percent ($60 million) of its overall federal funding annually. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Whistleblower Gets $3 Million From Arizona Court After Wrongful Termination. The former Planned Parenthood clinic director was wrongfully terminated after she reported that the organization where she worked for 17 years was endangering the health and safety of its patients. Read more here.
David Daleiden Receives Surprising Victory From Pro–Planned Parenthood Judge. Judge William Orrick III rejected Planned Parenthood’s claim that Daleiden intended to incite violence against the abortion giant by posting undercover videos documenting Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby body parts. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Defies Trump, Stops Accepting Federal Funding. In response to the Trump administration rule that will require “clear financial and physical separation between Title X-funded projects and programs or facilities where abortion is a method of family planning,” Planned Parenthood announced that it will pull out of the federal Title X program rather than comply with the rule. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Ousts President. Dr. Leana Wen, a physician, was the president of the abortion organization for less than a year. “Philosophical differences” were cited as the reason for the termination. Read more here.
Ohio Strips Planned Parenthood From Budget, Set to Boost Pro-Life Pregnancy Center Funding. The state Senate passed a bill that includes $5 million for over 200 crisis pregnancy centers that primarily serve low-income women. Read more here.
Court rules Trump Administration Can Deny Planned Parenthood Funding. A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allowed the Trump administration to deny federal funding to entities that commit abortions on site. The new regulation, called the Protect Life Rule, is expected to reduce Planned Parenthood’s federal subsidies by $60 million. Read more here.
David Daleiden Forced to Pay $195,000 Fine Over Videos Exposing Planned Parenthood Selling Baby Parts. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to consider a request by Daleiden to overturn a $195,000 contempt charge levied against him by District Judge William Orrick III in 2017. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Sues to Overturn Trump Abortion Rule. The new pro-life regulations were enacted by the Trump Administration in May. If Planned Parenthood prevails, doctors and nurses may be forced to perform abortions in violation of their conscience. Read more here.
Texas Prohibits Cities From Doing Business With Abortion Providers. Gov. Greg Abbott has signed Senate Bill 22 that forbids city and county governments from doing business with Planned Parenthood or any other abortion business. The bill does not prohibit abortion. Read more here.
Over Half of Planned Parenthood’s Non-Government Revenue Comes from Abortion. According to an analysis by Live Action News, Planned Parenthood’s estimated abortion revenue totaled 52 percent of the organization’s non-government health services revenue, over $190 million for the second year in a row. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood President Falsely Claims, “There Is No Such Thing as Abortion Up Until Birth.” Planned Parenthood president Dr. Leana Wen made the inaccurate statement despite recent legislation passed in New York allowing abortion up to the moment of birth. Read more here.
Virginia Governor Received Nearly $2 million in Contributions from Planned Parenthood. Gov. Ralph Northam who supports abortion up until birth received campaign contributions from Planned Parenthood Virginia totaling $1.9 million over five years. Read more here.
Court Rules Undercover Videos of Planned Parenthood Selling Baby Body Parts as Authentic. The U. S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the state of Texas can strip funding from Planned Parenthood based on evidence found in undercover videos of the abortion provider’s involvement in harvesting and selling aborted baby body parts for profit. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Pushes Radical Sex Ed With New Chatbot App. The cell phone app is intended for teens ages 13 – 17 and is designed to answer questions about sex, contraception and abortion. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood’s Annual Report Reveals 332,757 Abortions and $563.8 Million in Government Funding. The 2017-2018 annual report showed that the number of abortions increased over the previous year as well as the amount of government funding. Read more here.
Court rules Trump Administration Can Deny Planned Parenthood Funding. A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allowed the Trump administration to deny federal funding to entities that commit abortions on site. The new regulation, called the Protect Life Rule, is expected to reduce Planned Parenthood’s federal subsidies by $60 million. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Accused of Mistreating Pregnant Employees. Planned Parenthood employees have said that the abortion organization has violated federal or state laws in the way they treat their pregnant employees with regard to hiring decisions among other things. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Launches Abortion Manifesto. The “Unstoppable” campaign includes a “manifesto” detailing a platform that endorses a commitment to abortion access. The manifesto also says health care is a “human right.” Supporters are invited to sign it and share it on social media, as well as buy t-shirts and donate to Planned Parenthood. Read more here.
Federal Judge Rules Arkansas Planned Parenthood Funds Can Remain Blocked.U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker denied a request by Planned Parenthood for a new preliminary injunction that would stop the decision made by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to end the state’s Medicaid contract with the organization. Read more here.
Federal Judge Rules for Trump Administration’s Plan to Shift Funds from Planned Parenthood. The Trump administration sought to shift funds from a federal family-planning grant program toward prioritizing groups that are faith-based and that promote abstinence. Planned Parenthood and other organizations challenged the guidelines. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Sues Trump Administration Over Changes to Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. The changes emphasize abstinence education rather than comprehensive sexuality education that is sometimes very graphic and sexually explicit. Read more here.
Study Finds Evidence That Planned Parenthood has Inflated U.S. Abortion Numbers. The study published in the peer-reviewed Open Journal of Preventive Medicinefound that despite a significant overall decline in U.S. abortions for the last 30 years, Planned Parenthood abortions increased 142 percent. Read more here.
U.S. Federal Court Blocks Ohio from Defunding Planned Parenthood. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s decision to block the law that was designed to prevent more than $1.4 million in mostly federal funds from going to 28 Ohio Planned Parenthood clinics. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood’s Uses VR Technology to Indoctrinate Youth. The abortion giant produced a virtual reality film that is intended to foster empathy for individuals attempting to enter a Planned Parenthood facility. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Tweets “We Need a Disney Princess Who’s Had an Abortion.”The tweet that has since been deleted was from a Pennsylvania Planned Parenthood branch. It called for Disney to create animated princesses who have had an abortion, are pro-choice, are illegal immigrants, and who are transgender. Read more here.
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Request of Pro-life Activists Behind Undercover Planned Parenthood Videos. A gag order was issued in 2016 that prohibited David Daleiden from releasing additional videos and information on the sale of aborted baby body parts by Planned Parenthood. The case will now return to the trial court where it has been stayed since the appeal two years ago. Read more here.
Report Shows Planned Parenthood and Other Abortion Providers Received $1.5 Billion Taxpayer Dollars. In response to a request by members of Congress, a report from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office revealed that Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Marie Stopes International, and International Planned Parenthood Federation spent $410 million in federal funding between 2013 and 2015. In addition they received $1.2 billion combined federal and state funds. Read more here.
Local Planned Parenthood Group Admits to Group’s Racist Origins. The Planned Parenthood student chapter at the University of Florida organized an event during Black History Month to discuss the group’s racist origins and founder Margaret Sanger’s eugenic beliefs. Read more here.
Cecile Richards Resigns as President of Planned Parenthood. Richards announced that she will step down this year. She has been the president of the abortion organization since 2006. According to the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List there have been 3.8 million abortions during Richards’ time at Planned Parenthood. Read more here.
U.S. Health Agency Revokes Planned Parenthood Protection. The Department of Health and Human Services said they are revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Now Offering Sex-Change Therapy for Minors. Planned Parenthood apparently is looking toward a new source of revenue – transgender hormone treatment for minors that may be paid for by Medicaid when it’s “medically necessary.” Underage youth must obtain parental approval before being given opposite-sex hormones. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood’s Annual Report Reveals 82 Abortions for Every Adoption Referral. According to the report, the U.S. federal government is the largest donor to the abortion organization, providing more than $543 million in the most recent fiscal year. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Report Shows 321,384 Babies Aborted Last Year. According to its new annual report, the organization received $543 million from U.S. taxpayers. This is Planned Parenthood’s lowest self-reported annual abortion statistic since 2007. Read more here.
U.S. Department of Justice Launches Criminal Investigation into Planned Parenthood’s Sale of Fetal Body Parts. The agency had first requested the documents gathered by the Senate Judiciary Committee during the committee’s own investigation of the abortion provider. The committee had requested a letter from the Justice Department making a formal request, which the department provided. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Urges Black Women to Abort Rather than Give Birth. The organization founded by racist eugenics advocate Margaret Sanger sent out a tweet telling Black women that statistically it was safer for them to have an abortion than give birth. Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the U.S. Read more here.
FBI Continues Probe Into Planned Parenthood Fetal Tissue Sales. The agency has asked the Senate for access to the unredacted documents it obtained from Planned Parenthood as part of its investigation into whether the abortion providers illegally sold fetal tissue and body parts. Planned Parenthood claims that the accusations are baseless and is an attempt to reduce access to reproductive health care. Read more here.
Third Video Surfaces Exposing Planned Parenthood’s Illegal Sale of Fetal Body Parts. The Center for Medical Progress has unveiled another video exposing Planned Parenthood’s relationship with StemExpress, a contractor that procures and sells aborted fetal body parts for research. Planned Parenthood continues to claim that the money exchanged is only to offset shipping costs, despite mounting evidence to the contrary and evidence that they are providing fetuses “to order.” Read more here.
State Attorneys General Tell Supreme Court to Release Videos Exposing Planned Parenthood. Attorneys General in 20 states filed a “friend of the court” brief requesting the undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s criminal activity be made available to them so they are privy to violations of law within their jurisdictions. Read more here.
Judge Fines Pro-Life Activist After Exposing Planned Parenthood For Selling Baby Body Parts. U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick fined David Daleiden and two of his attorneys nearly $200,000 for releasing undercover videos of Planned Parenthood’s illegal activities. The judge helped open and run a Planned Parenthood clinic. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Issues “Guidelines” for Parents on Teaching Preschoolers About Gender Identity. The information includes the suggestion that children be taught that their “genitals don’t make you a boy or a girl.” The guidelines also encourage masturbation. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood VP Admits Brutal Abortion Methods. A new undercover video from the Center for Medical Progress shows Planned Parenthood Vice President of Medical Affairs discussing how abortionists document intent to “comply” with the law banning partial-birth abortion and then do the procedure as they wish, preserving the aborted baby’s body parts to be sold. Read more here.
International Planned Parenthood Says Countries Must Provide LGBTI Assisted Reproductive Technologies. According to the Center for Family and Human Rights, at an event co-sponsored by International Planned Parenthood Federation, the organization stated that UN Member States must “provide viable options to assisted reproductive technologies for LGBTI people with parenting intentions” in order to comply with UN Sustainable Development Goals 3 and 5. Read more here.
David Daleiden Held in Contempt of Court. U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick found Daleiden and his attorneys in contempt of court for posting online undercover videos of abortion advocates, which was in violation of a court order. The judge ordered the videos taken down. Read more here.
California Attorney General Files New Charges Against Pro-Life Activists. The new charges were filed against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress who obtained undercover video of Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted baby body parts. A judge recently dismissed 14 of 15 charges against them. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Stopped from Opening Inside Pennsylvania High School. The proposal for the Planned Parenthood “sexual health counseling center” that was to open in Reading High School was pulled by the school board after massive outcry from pro-life students and activists. Read more here.
California Court Dismisses 14 Criminal Charges Against Center for Medical Progress. The San Francisco Superior Court threw out 14 of the 15 criminal charges against two journalists from the Center for Medical Progress after they released a series of undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s possible involvement in illegal sale of the organs of aborted babies. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Executive in New Undercover Video Says Selling Aborted Baby Body Parts is a Great Idea. The new Center for Medical Progress undercover video shows Dr. Mary Gatter haggling over pricing for fetal baby parts. Read more here.
Iowa Approves Bill Defunding Planned Parenthood. The Iowa Senate gave final approval for a $1.77 billion Health and Human Services budget bill that blocks state funding to Planned Parenthood and other clinics that provide abortions. The measure now heads to Gov. Terry Branstad, who is expected to sign it. Read more here.
Courts Asked to Stop Blocking Release of Planned Parenthood Baby Parts Videos.A request was filed with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals asking them to withdraw the gag order placed on the Center for Medical progress that prevents them from releasing controversial videos of abortion workers. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Will Name Hillary “Champion of the Century.” The organization is celebrating its 100th year of operation. Millions of unborn children have been aborted at Planned Parenthood facilities in the U.S. Read more here.
U.S. Senate Passes Abortion Funding Legislation. The bill will allow states to withhold federal funds from Planned Parenthood and other health care providers that perform abortions. The measure will now go to President Trump for his signature. Read more here.
Pro-Life Activists Charged Over Undercover Planned Parenthood Videos. David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt have been charged with 15 felony counts of violating the privacy of health-care providers. The journalists shot undercover videos that implicated Planned Parenthood officials in profiting from selling aborted baby body parts, which is illegal. Read more here.
New Undercover Video Released by Center for Medical Progress. The video shows an abortion doctor formerly with Planned Parenthood graphically describing how to abort babies so their bodies remain intact. The doctor said she has to worry about people’s feelings if the fetus comes out “looking like a baby.” Read more here.
New Plan to Defund Planned Parenthood. Following the failure of the American Healthcare Act that would have defunded Planned Parenthood, U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan said that a budget reconciliation bill will be used instead to defund the abortion giant. If such a bill passed the U.S. House, it would only need 51 votes in the U.S. Senate. Read more here.
Trump Tells Planned Parenthood Its Funding Can Stay if it Stops Performing Abortions. Planned Parenthood receives about $500 million each year in federal funding, but the organization claims the funding isn’t used for abortions and immediately rejected the offer. Read more here.
U.S. House Vote Paves the Way for States to Defund Planned Parenthood. The House approved a resolution that would allow states to withhold federal family-planning funds from affiliates of Planned Parenthood and other healthcare providers that offer abortions. Read more here.
Australia Pledges Millions to Fund International Planned Parenthood After Trump Defunds it. The announcement of the $9.5 million donation came from Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. Australia has contributed $26.3 million to the abortion giant since 2007. Read more here.
U.S. Congress Members Say Planned Parenthood Must be Defunded. A new investigative series by Live Action proves that contrary to Planned Parenthood’s claims, the abortion giant does not provide basic health care for women. One video shows 92 Planned Parenthood clinics refusing to provide prenatal health care. Another video shows 65 clinics refusing to perform an ultrasound on a pregnant woman if not for abortion purposes. Read more here.
Obama Administration Blocks States from Defunding Planned Parenthood. The rule that is to take effect just days before the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump will block states from cutting off federal family planning grants to the abortion giant. Read more here.
U.S. Senate Committee Refers Planned Parenthood for Potential Criminal Charges. The Senate Judiciary Committee is recommending a criminal investigation into Planned Parenthood for allegedly trafficking in fetal body parts from abortions for profit. A letter from the committee was sent to the FBI and Department of Justice recommending prosecution. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Files Lawsuits to Strike Down Abortion Restrictions. Attorneys from the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Project are joining up to challenge abortion restrictions in Alaska, North Carolina and Missouri. Read more here.
Macy’s Department Store Halts Funding of Planned Parenthood. The store will no longer give or match donations to the abortion giant. According to one watchdog organization, the change was attributed to pro-life customers who complained. Read more here.
U.S. Congress Doubles Budget for Investigation of Planned Parenthood Baby Parts Scandal. Congress voted to double the budget of the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, and will continue investigating Planned Parenthood and its sale of aborted baby body parts through 2016. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Prepares for Possible Defunding. President-Elect Donald Trump has pledged to defund the abortion giant. In 2014, the organization received $528 million in state and federal funding, representing about 40 percent of its annual budget. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Celebrates 100 Years of Promoting Death. The organization is the largest abortion provider in the United States and receives over $500,000,000 annually in taxpayer funds. Since abortion was legalized in the U.S. millions of pre-born infants have been killed in Planned Parenthood facilities. Read more here.
Undercover Video Investigations Opposing Planned Parenthood Now Illegal in California. Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1671 that criminalizes the distribution of a “confidential” video of a “health-care provider.” The passage of the bill is a direct response to the undercover videos released last year showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of fetal body parts. Read more here.
Cecile Richards Admits Undercover Videos Hurt Planned Parenthood. In a leaked email from Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards to Clinton campaign manager John Podesta, she admitted that the undercover videos made public by the Center for Medical Progress showing Planned Parenthood dealing in the sale of aborted fetal body parts have hurt the organization. Read more here.
U.S. Federal Judge Sides with Planned Parenthood Over Mississippi Abortion Law. The lawsuit was an attempt to block a Mississippi law that barred providers that perform abortions from participating in the state’s Medicaid program. The judge ruled that the state law is a violation of federal law. Read more here.
House Panel Holds StemExpress in Contempt of Congress. The House Select Panel on Infant Lives, tasked with investigating Planned Parenthood’s illegal fetal-tissue trafficking voted yesterday to hold biotech firm StemExpress in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with the panel’s request for documents related to fetal-tissue transfers. Read more here.
California Legislature to Criminalize Distribution of Planned Parenthood-Type Sting Videos. A bill nearing final approval would make it a crime to carry out and distribute undercover video or audio stings against Planned Parenthood and other health-care groups. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Sues to Stop Release of Public Documents. The lawsuit is against the University of Washington and pro-life activist David Daleiden, who made a public records request for documents detailing transactions between the university’s Birth Defects Research Center and Planned Parenthood. Read more here.
Charges dropped against David Daleiden. Daleiden was indicted after secretly videotaping Planned Parenthood officials who were involved in the selling of fetal body parts. Prosecutors say they cannot adequately investigate the case. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Targets Abortion Law Repeal in Eight More U.S. States. Following the ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that found certain safety regulations in Texas abortion clinics to be unconstitutional, Planned Parenthood has launched a campaign to repeal similar laws in other states. Read more here.
U.S. Democrats Accused of Obstructing Probe of Fetal Tissue Market. Republican members of the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives say Democrats are encouraging abortion clinics and for-profit companies not to comply with congressional subpoenas and other requests for documents making it difficult to complete their investigation. Read more here.
It has Been One Year Since the Release of Undercover Videos of Planned Parenthood. A year ago the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released its first undercover video showing evidence that Planned Parenthood has been illegally selling the body parts of aborted babies to the fetal tissue industry. Read more here.
Judge Rules Medicaid Fraud Case Against Planned Parenthood Will Move Forward. Whistleblower Sue Thayer, who worked for Planned Parenthood for 17 years claims that Planned Parenthood wrongly billed Iowa taxpayers for $28 million in abortion-related services and forms of overbilling. Read more here.
Charge Against David Daleiden Dismissed. The judge in the case against the undercover filmmaker who caught Planned Parenthood selling baby body parts dismissed the groundless charge against Daleiden. Read more here.
StemExpress Fetal Procurement “Really Is Baby Body Parts On Demand.” Rep Marsha Blackburn, chairman of the U.S. House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, described the system for purchasing body parts from aborted babies saying it is much like shopping for any other product. Read more here.
U.S. House Alleges StemExpress Sold Baby Body Parts for Four to Six Times Cost. The House panel investigating the fetal body part procurement company also found that three abortion clinics, including two Planned Parenthood affiliates, illegally granted StemExpress access to personally identifiable patient information protected under federal privacy law. Read more here.
Evidence Shows Planned Parenthood’s Baby Organ Harvesting Broke the Law. Emails and documents uncovered by the U.S. House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives have shown that the abortion clinics would regularly share patients’ personal health information with StemExpress, and technicians would decide what organs they wanted to harvest, then would seek out patients by name to obtain consent forms, which is illegal. Read more here.
DA Admits Breaking Law Indicting David Daleiden. The district attorney who indicted two undercover pro-life investigators admitted she violated the law in the process but called it “minor and harmless.” The DA’s office colluded with Planned Parenthood’s attorneys and broke a Texas law requiring that indictments be kept secret until the suspect is taken into custody. Read more here.
Rep. Blackburn Gives StemExpress 10 Days to Turn Over Documents in Investigation of Sale of Fetal Body Parts. StemExpress has refused to submit requested documents for the House Select Committee’s investigation into the procurement and sale of fetal body parts exposed in undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress. Read more here.
Investigation Reveals Prices of Fetal Body Parts. According to evidence obtained during the House Select Committee’s investigation into the business of the procurement and selling of fetal body parts by Planned Parenthood, one company paid $3,340 for a fetal brain, $595 for a “baby skull matched to upper and lower limbs,” and $890 for “upper and lower limbs with hands and feet.” Read more here.
Congressional Committee Subpoenas StemExpress. The House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives issued the subpoenas in order to obtain accounting and banking records of the biomedical company, which may have partnered with Planned Parenthood in a scheme to profit from the sale of the body parts of aborted babies. The company had refused to provide the documents voluntarily. Read more here.
StemExpress Revenues More Than Doubled in One Year. The company procures body parts from aborted babies, some from Planned Parenthood facilities. Business for StemExpress grew by 1,316 percent in three years. Read more here.
Kansas Delays Defunding of Planned Parenthood. The state planned to cut off Medicaid reimbursements to a Planned Parenthood affiliate but has delayed the move because of a lawsuit against the state by Planned Parenthood. The abortion giant has filed lawsuits in other states that have attempted to defund it. Read more here.
David Daleiden Insists Planned Parenthood Colluded With Prosecutors. Daleiden, who caught Planned Parenthood in numerous undercover videos selling fetal body parts, asked a Houston court to dismiss the charges against him. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Official Says Zika Virus Shows “Critical Need of Government Support for Sexual and Reproductive Health Care.” The term “reproductive health care” is a euphemism for abortion. The Zika virus can cause birth defects when contracted during the early stages of pregnancy. Read more here.
Agents Raid Home of David Daleiden and Seize Undercover Planned Parenthood Videos. Agents from the office of the California Attorney General entered Daleiden’s home and seized the video footage showing Planned Parenthood’s alleged “criminal trade in aborted baby parts.” Daleiden is the founder of the Center for Medical Progress and was responsible for procuring the incriminating undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Files Lawsuit Against Indiana Law Banning Abortion of Down Syndrome Babies. The law was signed by Indiana Governor Mike Pence and prohibits abortion in the early stages of a pregnancy based on genetic abnormalities. Planned Parenthood asked for an injunction on the law, which was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of Planned Parenthood’s Indiana chapter. The legal challenge is claiming the law is unconstitutional and that women have the right to abort for any reason. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Announces On-Site Partnership With Select Public School Systems. Planned Parenthood will have representatives on 57 campuses in California, Illinois and Maryland 2-3 days each week. The group says they hope to expand into several additional states by late this year. While the Planned Parenthood representatives will not be able to administer medication or provide services, all students within each school will be able to schedule confidential consultations with the school’s representative and are guaranteed confidentiality and anonymity. Read more here.
Nebraska Auditor Finds Planned Parenthood Illegally Used Federal Funds for Abortions. According to a report by Nebraska State Auditor Charlie Janssen, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland misused at least $3,500 in public money for physician fees, staff salaries and pathology work related to placental and fetal tissue. Planned Parenthood has denied the allegations. Read more here.
Chairman of U.S. Congressional Investigation into Planned Parenthood’s Sale of Fetal Body Parts Accused of Conducting a “Witch Hunt.” Rep. Marsha Blackburn explained that in order to complete a thorough investigation the panel will need to understand the roles of all those involved and will need to know the names of the parties accused of selling fetal body parts for profit. Read more here.
Virginia Governor Vetoes Bill Blocking Funding for Planned Parenthood. Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed the bill that would have blocked future state funding for Planned Parenthood clinics. The Governor said the bill would have decimated the state’s abortion providers. Supporters of the bill said it would have simply forced the state to redirect future dollars to health-care centers that do not provide abortion. Read more here.
International Planned Parenthood Federation Performed Nearly 3.8 Million Abortion-Related Services in 2014. According to its Annual Performance Report, nearly one in two services was provided to an individual under the age of 25. The report also reveals IPPF provided 188,783 emergency contraceptives and distributed 187 million condoms. Read more here.
Planned Parenthood Says Requiring a License Prior to Performing an Abortion is ‘Absurd.’ Planned Parenthood has filed a lawsuit against Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin calling the requirement that one of its offices wait until it has a license to perform abortions is “absurd” and “authoritarian.” Gov. Bevin sued Planned Parenthood last month, saying its Louisville office ran “an unlicensed abortion facility” without necessary ambulance transfer agreements and that it performed 23 illegal abortions. Read more here.
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