Monday, June 20, 2011
After failing to get a measure to defund Planned Parenthood through the Senate in April, Republican lawmakers are now taking their fight against the organization to the state level. And they seem to be succeeding. Last week, North Carolina became the third state to ban federal funding from going to the health care provider, joining Indiana and Kansas. Now several other states, including Wisconsin and Texas, are considering similar legislation. Joining us is Sarah Kliff, health care reporter for Politico, and Dr. Andrea Price, an OBGYN with the Women’s Health Alliance of New Jersey.
Friday, May 13, 2011
It looks as if the Ryan budget takes as its special target programs that serve the poorest and most vulnerable of Americans. Maternal and child health grants, WIC programs, food stamps, Medicaid and Medicare...All these things really put at risk the poorest of Americans. It seems as if that's contrary to the way our faith talks about preferencing the needs of the poor in our public policy.
— Stephen F. Schneck, Director of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies at the Catholic University of America, on The Brian Lehrer Show.
Monday, April 25, 2011
We counsel women and young people about questions that, quite frankly, a lot of doctors won't talk to them about...How do we help you plan your family and get the information you need that's not bias, that gives you everything you need to make healthy decision for you and your family? And if we could do more of that in this country and take the politics out of women's health care, we'd have a healthier country, we'd have healthier women and healthier families.
— Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, on The Brian Lehrer Show.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Mayor Bloomberg signed a controversial bill targeting “crisis pregnancy centers” Wednesday — but not until anti-abortion activists got their say.
Monday, February 28, 2011
A little over a week ago, in the midst of the heated debates around our nation’s proposed federal budget cuts, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI) attracted national attention. After 240 of 241 House Republicans voted to strip Planned Parenthood of government funding, Moore spoke up. But rather than just explain that Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider of reproductive health care, she chose to tell her personal story of growing up as a poor, single, teenage mother. Congresswoman Moore joins us from Wisconsin to talk about her story and her thoughts on reproductive health funding.
Friday, February 04, 2011
By Justin Krebs : IAFC Blogger
The right-wing is not ashamed of making enemies. Having targets motivates their base, earns them attention and fuels their cause. Usually, like schoolyard bullies, conservative activists pick on the weaker kid in the playground to prove how tough they are. They pick on the targets who are different (like the anti-Muslim rhetoric around the downtown Islamic Cultural Center), who can’t always stand up for themselves (the anti-immigrant bashing in the past election cycle) or who are weak already (the successful assault on ACORN).
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Members of the City Council and abortion rights proponents are accusing so-called "crisis pregnancy centers" of providing false information to women in an effort to steer them away from abortions and contraception.