In Support of Planned Parenthood

Mike Pence has been relentless in his battle to have funding for Planned Parenthood stopped. Pence is of the belief that Planned Parenthood should not be getting federal funding is any form; not for their services relating to birth control, body image issues, relationships, sexual orientation, or sexual health. According to Planned Parenthood’s latest report, abortions account …

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Planned Parenthood Gift Cards?

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Okay, I have to start off by saying that I think Planned Parenthood has done a great deal of good.  Whether parents like it or not, kids are having sex at ever-younger ages, and having the means and information to protect themselves from pregnancy and STIs is invaluable.  I still find it almost entertaining to hear Sarah Palin’s sound bytes about abstinence-only education being the …

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Poll Shows That Sarah Palin Doesn’t Represent Jane Q. Public

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Oh, Sarah Palin, how I miss you.  I don’t know if you’ve stopped saying stupid things or hired better PR peeps or what, but it seems like the tides have turned against you nevertheless.  You’re hardly ever in the news for insulting American Muslims or taking it personally when college kids try to stand up to Big Brother anymore; nope, most of the latest buzz with your name in it was related to Bristol’s appearance on Dancing With the Stars.

Yup, if new data from Hart Research Associates has any veracity, it appears that most women (74%, in fact) view Palin as untrustworthy on women’s health issues.  As a point of reference, 54% view Planned Parenthood as trustworthy in terms of women’s health.

In the name of full disclosure, Hart’s survey was sponsored by Planned Parenthood.  However, survey subjects included an equitable number of registered Republicans and Democrats making …

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Planned Parenthood to Keep Open Only Abortion Clinic in Lubbock, Texas

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So, apparently, the Planned Parenthood Association of Lubbock has agreed to purchase Aaron’s Women’s Clinic, the only provider of abortions in the city. While Planned Parenthood has operated in Lubbock for 45 years, they have never offered abortions. The founder and owner of Aaron’s will retire, but the current staff will remain. Tony Thornton, the current CEO of PPAL, will be head of both clinics, however, the former Aaron’s will not take any federal money in order to provide medical abortion services (those wishing to get an abortion after 9 weeks will, paradoxically, have to travel more than 2 hours to Bush’s hometown of Midland). This compromise, however, has not satisfied several Christian …

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