Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA)
- Homepage: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/
June 2005: "The Planned Parenthood community is made up of 122 independent organizations operating under the Planned Parenthood name. Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. (PPFA) is the nation's largest and most trusted voluntary reproductive health care organization. In addition to PPFA, there are 121 affiliated Planned Parenthood organizations dedicated to providing comprehensive reproductive and complementary health care services to nearly five million women, men and teenagers every year.
PPFA and 34 affiliated Planned Parenthood organizations have joined together to create plannedparenthood.org to provide streamlined access to the complete array of sexual and reproductive health information, services, and advocacy and volunteer opportunities available from Planned Parenthood entities nationwide."http://www.plannedparenthood.org/pp2/portal/aboutus/aboutthissite/
September 2011: "A coalition of abortion-rights groups -- including Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Center for Reproductive Rights -- expressed disappointment in the opinion."http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/09/09/mississippi.personhood/index.html
April 2011: 'Welcome to the fact-free zone. This week, U.S. Senator John Cornyn gave an interview to Evan Smith of The Texas Tribune in which he claimed that the battle in Congress to defund Planned Parenthood “was really part of a larger fight about spending money we don’t have on things that aren’t essential.”'http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/21/opinion/21collins.html
June 2009: "One doctor remembers Roeder confronting him inside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Kansas City in the 1990s after first asking for him by name."http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/01/AR2009060100612.html
November 2008: 'A last-minute Bush administration plan to grant sweeping new protections to health care providers who oppose abortion and other procedures on religious or moral grounds....The Ohio Health Department said the rule “could force family planning providers to hire employees who may refuse to do their jobs” — a concern echoed by Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.'http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/18/washington/18abort.html
July 2008: 'Cecile Richards of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America said, "At a time when access to health care is at an all-time low, the idea that the Bush administration would be creating more barriers is frankly incredible."'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/30/AR2008073003238.html
November 2007: "“This is such a mainstream issue,” said Cecile Richards, the president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. “This is clearly an issue with wide bipartisan support.”"http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/22/health/22contraceptives.html
October 2007: A spokeswoman for the Planned Parenthood clinic, which is based in Overland Park, Kan., said the organization would not respond to the charges until its lawyers had a chance to review the county’s documents, which arrived late yesterday afternoon.http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/18/us/18abort.html
October 2007: The decision has also started a heated public debate, which Planned Parenthood has encouraged, over whether the station’s news content is independent and, ultimately, whether the station should separate itself from Duquesne, which founded it 58 years ago.http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/17/us/17radio.html
April 2007: “What we are fighting is the imposition of a state mandated non-science-based script read by a doctor to a patient in an attempt to intimidate the patient,” said Sarah Stoesz, the chief executive for Planned Parenthood in the three-state region of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/11/us/11abortion.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Cooperation (past or present) AT&T Organization Aug 12, 2006 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Gloria Feldt Person Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Cecile Richards Person Aug 1, 2008 Cooperation (past or present) Ms. Gloria Steinem Person Mar 14, 2012 Advised by (past or present) Prof. Paul Root Wolpe Ph.D. Person Nov 13, 2011
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Feb 10, 2012 N.Y. Law on Contraceptives Already in Place, and Catholic Institutions Comply
QUOTE: Some New York Catholic institutions...chose to self-insure rather than pay for contraception after New York State adopted a requirement in 2002 that any insurance policy with a prescription drug benefit provide coverage for birth control. The requirement has a narrow exemption that applies to policies provided by houses of worship, but not to most other religiously affiliated employers. But some Catholic institutions now offer health insurance plans that include contraceptive drugs among the services they cover for employees and students, though with caveats.
New York Times Sep 09, 2011 Mississippi voters can decide 'personhood' of the unborn, court rules
QUOTE: Voters in Mississippi will be given a chance to decide whether life begins at conception, a controversial abortion-related ballot initiative that the state's highest court has refused to block...a rejection of a lawsuit filed by the ACLU and abortion-rights groups.
CNN (Cable News Network) Jun 07, 2011 Homeland Security Department curtails home-grown terror analysis
QUOTE: The Department of Homeland Security has stepped back for the past two years from conducting its own intelligence and analysis of home-grown extremism...The decision to reduce the department’s role was provoked by conservative criticism of an intelligence report on “Rightwing Extremism” issued four months into the Obama administration, the officials said.
Washington Post Apr 20, 2011 The New Anti-Abortion Math
QUOTE: Terrible sex education programs and a lack of access to contraceptives leads to a huge number of births to poor women… The Texas baby boom… marches off to underfunded schools... One of the first things the cash-strapped Legislature tried to cut was family planning.
New York Times Jun 02, 2009 Slaying Raises Fears on Both Sides of Abortion Debate
QUOTE: the fatal shooting of the country's most prominent provider of late-term abortions reignited a national debate about reproductive rights. Supporters of the right to legal abortion worried Monday that the killing of George Tiller could foretell fresh protests and violence even as many abortion opponents fretted that his death could hurt their image and cause.
Washington Post May 23, 2009 Nuance Is Fine Until It’s a Flip-Flop
QUOTE: It was the kind of careful, nuanced argument...a methodical laying-out of the facts by a president who seems convinced that if he simply explains himself to the American people, they will surely understand his position and forgive him for changing his mind. It is a tactic Mr. Obama has employed repeatedly as president...
New York Times Nov 18, 2008 Protests Over a Rule to Protect Health Providers
QUOTE: A last-minute Bush administration plan to grant sweeping new protections to health care providers who oppose abortion and other procedures on religious or moral grounds has provoked a torrent of objections, including a strenuous protest from the government agency that enforces job discrimination laws.
New York Times Jul 31, 2008 Workers' Religious Freedom vs. Patients' Rights: Proposal Would Deny Federal Money if Employees Must Provide Care to Which They Object
QUOTE: The Department of Health and Human Services is reviewing a draft regulation that would deny federal funding to any hospital, clinic, health plan or other entity that does not accommodate employees who want to opt out of participating in care that runs counter to their personal convictions...
Washington Post Jun 01, 2008 U.S. Campaign to Promote Abstinence Begins: Groups Are Enlisting Parents in Effort to Lobby for Changes in Sex Education
QUOTE: "Parents are being misled. They are told the content of the curricula in their children's classrooms stress abstinence and just have information to make decisions in case they become sexually active," Huber said. "But most of these programs provide explicit how-to information that give teens a green light for activities that put them at risk."
Washington Post Nov 22, 2007 Big Rise in Cost of Birth Control on Campuses
QUOTE: Some Democratic lawmakers in Washington are pressing for new legislation by year’s end that would reverse the provision, which they say was inadvertently included in a law intended to reduce Medicaid abuse. In the meantime, health care and reproductive rights advocates are warning that some young women are no longer receiving the contraception they did in the past.
New York Times Oct 18, 2007 Abortion Charges Filed Against Kansas Clinic
QUOTE: A county prosecutor in Kansas who waged a vociferous battle against abortion in his former role as the state’s attorney general filed dozens of felony and misdemeanor charges yesterday against a Planned Parenthood clinic, saying the facility provided illegal late-term abortions, among other crimes.
New York Times Oct 17, 2007 Public Radio Station Halts Planned Parenthood Spots
QUOTE: The decision has also started a heated public debate, which Planned Parenthood has encouraged, over whether the station’s news content is independent and, ultimately, whether the station should separate itself from Duquesne, which founded it 58 years ago.
New York Times Apr 11, 2007 Full Federal Appellate Court Will Revisit Abortion Issue in South Dakota
QUOTE: A South Dakota law that would require doctors to tell women seeking abortions that the procedure would “terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being” will be revisited today by the 11 judges of the federal appeals court in St. Louis.
New York Times Mar 17, 2007 Court Says Health Coverage May Bar Birth-Control Pills
QUOTE: In the first federal appellate ruling on the issue, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled 2 to 1 on Thursday that because the railroad’s health insurance plans did not cover any types of contraception, for men or women, it did not violate the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, part of the federal law forbidding discrimination in employment.
New York Times Jan 19, 2007 Cover Story: Is There a Post-Abortion Syndrome?
QUOTE: '...Waxman’s office investigated some of the crisis pregnancy centers and found that when women there asked about abortion’s health effects, 20 of 23 centers gave out false information. At 13 centers, this included characterizing the psychological effects of abortion as “severe, long-lasting and common.”'
New York Times Aug 01, 2006 F.D.A. Shifts View on Next-Day Pill
QUOTE: The Food and Drug Administration said yesterday that it was moving toward endorsing sale of the morning-after pill without a prescription for women 18 and older, signaling what may be the end of one of the most stubborn health policy debates of the Bush administration.
New York Times Mar 01, 2006 A scorecard on curtailing unwanted pregnancy
QUOTE: Among industrialized countries, the United States has one of the highest rates of unintended pregnancy...Guttmacher Institute ranked all 50 states in their efforts to reduce unintended pregnancy and found a diverse collection of states at the top.
Christian Science Monitor Dec 27, 2005 S.D. Makes Abortion Rare Through Laws And Stigma: Out-of-State Doctors Come Weekly to 1 Clinic
QUOTE: As national leaders on both sides of the abortion debate focus on the upcoming Supreme Court nomination hearings of Samuel A. Alito Jr., they are watching states such as South Dakota pass more and more restrictions that might be upheld by a newly constituted, more conservative Supreme Court.
Washington Post Dec 01, 2005 Roberts Seeks Middle Ground: Court Hears Appeal on Parental Notification of Abortion
QUOTE: The basic right to abortion, recognized by the court 32 years ago in Roe v. Wade , is not at stake, but the scope of the right may be. The New Hampshire parental notification law, passed in 2003, requires minors to tell a parent before they can get an abortion, unless a judge grants a "bypass."
Washington Post Nov 06, 2005 How We Help: Choosing Causes With Caution
QUOTE: Corporate giving experts say that more than ever before, companies are being forced to weigh the political correctness of each social issue or charitable effort they take on.
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