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Twitter Bars Candidate's Ad Over 'Baby Body Parts' Line

Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee is running to replace Bob Corker in the Senate

(Newser) - Conservative congresswoman Marsha Blackburn is running for the Senate, and her entry into the Tennessee race has gotten more attention than anticipated thanks to a decision by Twitter. The company blocked a video ad in which Blackburn declares, "I fought Planned Parenthood and we stopped the sale of baby... More »

Trump Signs Law to Let States Defund Planned Parenthood

He rolls back Obama's funding protection

(Newser) - President Trump has signed into law a bill so controversial that Mike Pence had to cast a tie-breaking vote in the Senate when two Republicans refused to support it: the rollback of President Obama's protection for Planned Parenthood funding . The bill allows states to withhold Title X federal family-planning... More »

Ivanka Had Secret Meeting With Planned Parenthood

Her relationship with Cecile Richards has since soured: Politico

(Newser) - Not long before explaining that "lack of public denouncement" does not equal silence , Ivanka Trump secretly met with the head of Planned Parenthood, reports Politico . After indicating she wanted to know more about the organization, Trump sat down with Cecile Richards in the weeks following her father's inauguration,... More »

Pence Breaks Tie in Vote Targeting Planned Parenthood

Senate advances measure allowing states to block federal funding

(Newser) - The Senate on Thursday advanced legislation that would allow states to block federal funding to Planned Parenthood, after calling in Vice President Pence to break a tie, Politico reports. First, Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson was called in to the procedural vote, despite the fact that he's recovering from back... More »

2 Face Felony Charges Over Planned Parenthood Videos

David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt posed as execs with a fake bioresearch company

(Newser) - Two anti-abortion activists whose secretly recorded conversations with executives from Planned Parenthood made national headlines are each facing 15 felony charges in California, reports the Los Angeles Times . David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt posed as executives of a fake bioresearch company and filmed their conversations with Planned Parenthood officials about... More »

Paul Ryan Says GOP to Quickly Defund Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood says it stands to lose about 40% of its funding

(Newser) - Paul Ryan says Republicans will pass a "fast-track bill" defunding Planned Parenthood as soon as next month as part of their repeal of ObamaCare, the Washington Post reports. Republicans will use a special legislative procedure that allows a bill to be passed with a simple majority instead of a... More »

Obama Makes Late Move to Protect Planned Parenthood

Last-minute rule is unlikely to last long under Trump

(Newser) - President Obama has brought in a last-minute rule to protect Planned Parenthood funding but it may not be around for long: BuzzFeed reports that the rule barring states from defunding Planned Parenthood and other family planning services will take effect on Jan. 18, just two days before Donald Trump becomes... More »

20K People Just Trolled Mike Pence

They donated to Planned Parenthood in his name

(Newser) - Donald Trump has many fearing for the future of women's reproductive freedom, but last week's election outcome wasn't all bad for Planned Parenthood. The organization has seen an "unprecedented outpouring (of) support" in the days since in the form of 160,000 donations, including 20,000... More »

Judge Blocks Ohio Anti-Abortion Law

Law would have defunded Planned Parenthood

(Newser) - An Ohio anti-abortion law signed by Gov. John Kasich during his presidential bid is unconstitutional and will do "irreparable injury" to Planned Parenthood and its patients, a federal judge ruled Friday The law effectively defunded Planned Parenthood by banning funds from the state's health department from going to... More »

Clinic Shooting Suspect Recounted Bizarre 'Dream'

Told cops that aborted fetuses will thank him in heaven

(Newser) - The suspect in the Nov. 27 shooting rampage at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs says "his dream" is for aborted fetuses to "thank him what for what he did" when he dies and goes to heaven. Robert Lewis Dear, the self-proclaimed "warrior for the babies"... More »

Fla. Lawmakers Want Women to Get Pap Smears at Elementary Schools

If Planned Parenthood is defunded, list of alternatives is ... odd

(Newser) - If Florida's HB 1411—which passed the state legislature this month—is signed into law, Planned Parenthood will no longer be able to take Medicaid. So lawmakers have released a list of places women can go instead to get reproductive services including birth control, breast exams, STI screenings, and... More »

Kasich Defunds Planned Parenthood

Group warns that move will have 'devastating consequences'

(Newser) - In a move likely to please the next batch of Republican primary voters, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a bill on Sunday that effectively defunds Planned Parenthood in his state. The bill he signed doesn't actually name Planned Parenthood, CNN reports, but it bans Ohio from contracting health services... More »

Planned Parenthood Sues Over Video 'Conspiracy'

'Sting' video maker accused of violating racketeering laws

(Newser) - The undercover "sting" videos targeting Planned Parenthood were part of a "complex criminal enterprise" created by "anti-abortion extremists," according to a federal lawsuit filed by the organization. The lawsuit filed Thursday against an anti-abortion group called the Center for Medical Progress accuses the group of committing... More »

Planned Parenthood Shooting Suspect: 'I am a Warrior for the Babies'

Prosecutors brought 179 charges against Robert Dear on Wednesday

(Newser) - “I am guilty—there will be no trial," Robert Dear said during a court hearing Wednesday. "I am a warrior for the babies." The statement was one of a number of "outbursts" made by the accused Colorado Planned Parenthood shooter as prosecutors brought 179 charges... More »

Senate Defunds Planned Parenthood With 'Symbolic' Vote

Planned Parenthood says the vote's timing is 'unconscionable'

(Newser) - Republicans in the Senate voted Thursday to defund Planned Parenthood in a move the Huffington Post calls "symbolic" and Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin—as quoted by Vice —calls a "waste of the time of the Senate." According to the Hill , the measure takes one year of... More »

Suspect Vandalized Planned Parenthood Before: Ex-Wife

Robert Lewis Dear thought he was doing 'God's work,' says source

(Newser) - The shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Friday wasn't Robert Lewis Dear 's first alleged attack on the agency, his ex-wife says. Barbara Micheau, Dear's second wife from 1985 to 1993, says her ex-husband told her he put glue in the locks... More »

Cruz: Most Violent Criminals Are Democrats

He slams Clinton, media's 'ugly underbelly'

(Newser) - Democrats might be surprised to hear that their party is the choice of the "overwhelming majority" of violent criminals; they may be less surprised to hear that Ted Cruz is the source of that information. The Republican candidate, discussing the Planned Parenthood shooting with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt... More »

Mom of 2, Iraq Vet Died in Planned Parenthood Attack

Gunman never made it into main clinic area

(Newser) - The two civilians killed in Friday's attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic have been identified as an Iraq War veteran and a mother of two, both of whom were at the Colorado Springs, Colo., clinic to support friends. Jennifer Markovsky, 35, was a stay-at-home mom who "lived for... More »

Gunman Said 'No More Baby Parts': Report

Accused Planned Parenthood shooter was politically motivated: source

(Newser) - The man being held in Friday's shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood talked about "no more baby parts" and President Obama after his arrest, reports the Washington Post , citing an anonymous law enforcement official, who contends that the attack was "definitely politically motivated." But sources tell... More »

Planned Parenthood Shooter ID'd as NC Man

Police haven't disclosed motive for Colorado Springs shooting

(Newser) - The suspect accused of killing a police officer and two civilians at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs on Friday was a long way from home, according to law enforcement sources. The sources tell the Denver Post that the suspect, who surrendered after an hours-long standoff, has been identified as... More »

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