Category: Planned Parenthood

Michigan Senate to vote on “fetal tissue” bills for no good reason

Michigan Senate to vote on “fetal tissue” bills for no good reason

A crusade that will waste time and taxpayer money will do nothing but appease those who oppose legal abortion.

You’ve heard all the lies about Planned Parenthood — you know, the ones peddled in those deceptively edited videos that claimed Planned Parenthood sells baby parts?

Despite the fact that these allegations have been proven false in state after state, and the fact that Michigan’s Planned Parenthood clinics do not participate in the legal donation of fetal tissue for research and other medical purposes, Michigan legislators still plan to push through legislation that would make it a crime to profit from fetal tissue.…

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Stand with Planned Parenthood at family planning funding hearing in Lansing Jan. 27

Stand with Planned Parenthood at family planning funding hearing in Lansing Jan. 27

Help Planned Parenthood pack the hearing room with supporters and send a message to the Michigan Legislature.

The attacks never end. On Wednesday, January 27th, the Michigan House Appropriations Committee will hear testimony on House Bill 4145. Sponsored by Representative Thomas Hooker, HB 4145 prohibits State of Michigan family planning funding from going to providers that offer abortion services.

Once again, legislators are willfully overlooking the fact that the vast majority of Planned Parenthood’s services are family planning services that can actually help prevent abortion, including birth control.

Planned Parenthood Mid and South Michigan and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan President and CEO Lori Carpentier will be testifying at the hearing, to help committee members and the public at large learn more about these services.…

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Michigan affiliate: Planned Parenthood lawsuit seeks to deliver justice, prevent harassment, protect care access

Michigan affiliate: Planned Parenthood lawsuit seeks to deliver justice, prevent harassment, protect care access

Federal lawsuit against the people behind the video smear campaign will protect Planned Parenthood’s patients and staff, while exposing the real lawbreakers.

Everyone who supports a woman’s right to make her own reproductive choices knows that Planned Parenthood hasn’t broken any laws. On the other hand, the people who made videos designed to spread lies about the organization have violated a laundry list of laws.

To prove that — and to protect women’s access to safe, legal reproductive healthcare — Planned Parenthood has filed a federal lawsuit against the people behind an ongoing, widely discredited video smear campaign. The lawsuit charges that anti-abortion activists engaged in an elaborate, illegal conspiracy in order to block women’s access to safe and legal abortion.…

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ACTION: Join Lady Parts Justice League and thank women’s clinics on #PostcardSunday Nov. 29

ACTION: Join Lady Parts Justice League and thank women’s clinics on #PostcardSunday Nov. 29

There’s no easier way to let women’s healthcare clinics and abortion providers know they have your support.

All of us who support a woman’s right to choose and access a full range of healthcare services without the threat of violence were horrified by the terrorist attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday. It’s now clear the gunman had a vendetta against Planned Parenthood, as he was seen uttering “no more baby parts” when he was arrested — clearly a response to the outrageous lies being told about Planned Parenthood following the release of heavily edited videos rife with falsehoods.…

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Stand with Planned Parenthood in Michigan on Lobby Day 2015

Stand with Planned Parenthood in Michigan on Lobby Day 2015

If you can’t be in Lansing for Lobby Day, you can show your support virtually from wherever you are.


Today, November 5th, Planned Parenthood supporters from across Michigan are gathering in Lansing to show the Legislature that they stand with the healthcare organization and the vitally important healthcare services they provide.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan (PPAM) is holding the Lobby Day to call attention to the role Planned Parenthood plays in life-saving preventive healthcare, and to urge legislators to pass proactive legislation that increases access to women’s medical services.

More than 20 bills have been introduced to help expand women’s access to safe, affordable health care, but none have been given priority by majority leaders or committee chairs.…

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16 hours of testimony in front of Republican tribunals proves the war on powerful liberal women is real

16 hours of testimony in front of Republican tribunals proves the war on powerful liberal women is real

On September 29th, conservative Republicans in Congress spent over five hours interrogating and badgering Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards over selectively edited video that distorts the truth about what Planned Parenthood does. Despite being treated shabbily by the men on the committee she testified before, often interrupted and prevented from answering questions, she handled it with finesse and aplomb.

Yesterday, Hillary Clinton endured over ELEVEN HOURS of interrogation and badgering by another set of conservative Republicans in Congress. She, too, handled it with finesse and aplomb, often laughing at the ridiculous questions she was asked like this one from Republican Rep.…

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PETITION: Tell the Justice Department that homegrown domestic terrorism against women’s health clinics must end

PETITION: Tell the Justice Department that homegrown domestic terrorism against women’s health clinics must end

  • 8 clinic workers murdered.
  • 17 attempted murders of clinic workers since 1991.
  • 6,900+ reported acts of violence including bombings, arsons, death threats, and assaults since 1977.
  • 19,000+ reported acts of disruption, including bomb threats, hate mail, and harassing calls since 1977.

This is the face of domestic terrorism in the United States of America, most of it perpetrated by people who claim to be doing it in the name of religion.

And it’s time for it to stop.

NARAL Pro-Choice America is calling on the United States Department of Justice to call this violence against abortion providers what it is – domestic terrorism – and investigate it as such.…

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Attacks on Planned Parenthood continue despite no evidence of illegal activity

Attacks on Planned Parenthood continue despite no evidence of illegal activity

Between a nationwide protest on Saturday and a pledge from lawmakers to keep digging for evidence of wrongdoing, the healthcare organization faces ongoing scrutiny.

Facts are facts, but opponents of Planned Parenthood won’t let a little thing like the truth get in their way. Instead, they’d rather keep wasting taxpayer resources and harassing patients seeking legal healthcare services.

As Chris wrote here earlier this week, two Michigan state departments that reviewed practices at Planned Parenthood after legislators called for an investigation found no evidence that the organization is illegally handling fetal tissue.

According to MLive, the departments of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and Health and Human Services issued a joint statement saying, in part:

LARA and MDHHS have thoroughly reviewed our regulatory oversight regarding the investigations and inspections of licensed facilities and individuals and there is no evidence to date that illegal practices are occurring.…
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State agencies: “No evidence of illegal practices occurring” at Planned Parenthood, GOP: “We’re investigating anyway”

State agencies: “No evidence of illegal practices occurring” at Planned Parenthood, GOP: “We’re investigating anyway”

MIRS News Service is reporting this week that the Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and Health and Human Services (DHHS) issued a joint statement clearing Planned Parenthood affiliates in Michigan of any illegal activities related to donations of fetal tissue. The two agencies have been investigating Planned Parenthood after Republican Senator Phil Pavlov called for the investigation in the wake of the deceptively-edited videos that attempt to show the healthcare provider selling fetal body parts for a profit. You can read Sen. Pavlov’s letter to LARA and DHHS HERE.

The investigation was completely unwarranted because Planned Parenthood in Michigan does not participate in the fetal tissue donation program – a LEGAL program, it should be noted – that other state affiliates are involved in.…

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DISGUSTING REPUBLICAN HYPOCRISY ALERT – Tim Walberg: “I’m wearing a pink tie in solidarity with women’s health issues”

DISGUSTING REPUBLICAN HYPOCRISY ALERT – Tim Walberg: “I’m wearing a pink tie in solidarity with women’s health issues”

During the travesty that was the Congressional hearing on Planned Parenthood this week, there was plenty of disgusting hypocrisy coming from the Republican side of the aisle. But the winner of the Most Disgusting Hypocrisy Award has to go to my own Congressman, Tim Walberg (MI-07). As he began his remarks and interrogation of Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, he said this:

I want you to note that I’m wearing a pink tie in solidarity with women’s health issues today.

Indeed, Walberg was wearing a pink tie. But his so-called “solidarity with women’s health issues” ended there. As I noted yesterday, Walberg then proceeded to tell lies about Planned Parenthood that have largely gone unanswered.…

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During #PinkOut Day Planned Parenthood supporters shined bright while detractors looked desperate & pathetic

During #PinkOut Day Planned Parenthood supporters shined bright while detractors looked desperate & pathetic

In conjunction with the widely-successful National Pink Out Day yesterday, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards voluntarily appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to answer questions about their funding. The hearing was prompted by the highly-edited videos that were intentionally cut-and-pasted together to make it look as though Planned Parenthood was making a profit off of the selling of the body parts of aborted fetuses in their facilities. It is, of course, completely untrue, but the video release had the intended effect of causing yet another witch hunt to destroy this critical and important healthcare organization that provides hundreds of thousands of women with affordable healthcare that they would otherwise not receive.…

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