PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Past Newswire Headlines

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.