Tag: Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Planned Parenthood Removes Leana Wen as President

Planned Parenthood on Tuesday removed its president after less than a year in the job, seeking new leadership at a time when abortion rights have come under increasing attack from statehouses and Republicans in Washington. The move came after hours of negotiations Tuesday between the board of directors and the president, Leana Wen, according to […]

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Stop Collecting Immigrants’ Social Media Data

Since the 2016 election, Congress has woken up to the consequences of allowing social media companies to hold vast stores of information about hundreds of millions of users and use it for their own purposes. But it continues to close its eyes to the dangers of allowing the Department of Homeland Security to tap into […]

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Lone Missouri Abortion Clinic Can Stay Open in Dispute with State

ST. LOUIS — Missouri’s only abortion clinic was temporarily spared on Friday, after a state commission gave it more time to resolve its licensing dispute with the state health department. The conflict, over whether the clinic has complied with health department requirements, has threatened to make Missouri the first state in about 45 years where […]

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Biden, in Interview with Sharpton, Tries to Defuse Criticism of Remarks on Segregationists

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Saturday sought to tamp down anger over his praise for the bygone civility of a Senate that included notorious segregationists, stopping just short of an apology while asserting that his reference to never being called “boy” by one of the senators was not racial in nature. Appearing […]

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As Passions Flare in Abortion Debate, Many Americans Say ‘It’s Complicated’

PITTSBURGH — Abortion is an issue that Lynndora Smith-Holmes goes back and forth on. “Six of one, half dozen of the other,” she said the other day as she finished her lunch break. “Does it go back to people having abortions in back alleys? Haven’t we overcome that?” she asked, questioning the restrictive laws passed […]

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Planned Parenthood to Host Women’s Health Forum for 2020 Democrats

Planned Parenthood is set to host a forum on reproductive rights for the Democratic primary field this month, as the issue of abortion emerges as a central topic in the 2020 presidential race. The forum, hosted by the organization’s political arm, is the first event in recent presidential campaigns singularly focused on women’s health. The […]

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Missouri’s Last Abortion Clinic Wins Temporary Reprieve in the Courts

ST. LOUIS — The last clinic in Missouri that provides abortions will be able to continue providing the service, at least temporarily, after a circuit court judge on Monday granted a preliminary injunction preventing state officials from closing it down. State officials had said that an audit of the clinic, Reproductive Health Services of Planned […]

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Clarence Thomas’s Dangerous Idea

Criticizing his fellow justices’ decision to block part of an Indiana law that banned abortion based on sex, race or disability, Clarence Thomas performed a public service: He brought two competing historical narratives into contact with one another, on an issue where ideological arguments often pass like trains in the night. The Thomas argument, common […]

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Missouri Has One Abortion Clinic. Its Fate Rests on a Judge’s Decision.

ST. LOUIS — A judge is expected to decide Friday whether to give Missouri’s last abortion clinic more time to resolve a dispute with the state’s health department over an audit of the clinic’s practices. If the judge rules against the clinic, Missouri would become the first state without any abortion services in nearly 50 […]

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Missouri’s Last Abortion Clinic Could Stop Providing the Procedure This Week

Missouri’s last abortion clinic might have to stop providing the procedure by the end of the week, according to Planned Parenthood, which operates the clinic. Dr. Leana Wen, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said the group has sued the state because it has not renewed the license of the clinic, which is […]

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Missouri May Lose Its Last Abortion Clinic in a Sign of Things to Come

In this threatening time for reproductive rights in America, a dark milestone is looming: Planned Parenthood announced on Tuesday that it would most likely be forced to stop providing abortions at its clinic in St. Louis, the last abortion clinic in Missouri, making it the only state in the country with zero abortion clinics. The […]

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Supreme Court Sidesteps Abortion Question in Ruling on Indiana Law

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld an Indiana state law that required fetal remains to be buried or cremated. But it sidestepped a larger abortion question, turning down an effort to reinstate the law’s strict abortion limits. The court’s decision, issued without briefing on the merits or oral arguments, was unsigned and just […]

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