Tag: Planned Parenthood congressional investigation

WikiLeaks: Planned Parenthood Backed Away from Clinton Visit to Clinic as CEO Testifies Before Congress

WikiLeaks’ release of emails from the account of Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta reveals campaign director of communications Jennifer Palmieri speaking with vice chairwoman Huma Abedin and other campaign staffers about Planned Parenthood’s decision not to follow through with a visit by Clinton to one of its clinics the day before CEO Cecile Richards was to testify before Congress about allegations of selling the body parts of aborted babies.

Jennifer Lawrence Got Birth Control, Condoms from Planned Parenthood: Everything ‘Normal Teenager Growing Up in a Jesus House’ Needs

The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence tells Glamour Magazine in a new interview that she was horrified about the shooting by a deranged man at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood that left three people dead – which she called an “attack on women” – because she relied on the abortion business to obtain birth control and condoms as a teenager.

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Planned Parenthood Launches 2016 $20 Million Campaign Against Pro-Life Candidates: ‘You’re About to Be in For a Very Rude Awakening’

“Today we have a clear message for every politician who has threatened access to reproductive health care,” executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF) Dawn Laguens said in a statement announcing the “I Vote Planned Parenthood Action” campaign. “You’re about to be in for a very rude awakening.”

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Ted Cruz Urges States To Follow Texas’ Lead in Ending Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid Funding

A statement released by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) office notes that, in keeping with the governor’s LIFE initiative to increase protections for unborn children and block the sale of baby body parts, the state’s Office of Inspector General at Texas Health and Human Services Commission issued a letter terminating Medicaid funds for Planned Parenthood in the state. Presidential contender Ted Cruz is cheering the decision.

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GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski: I’m ‘Supporter of Planned Parenthood’

Sen. Lisa Murkowski is one of four Republican senators whose votes will be key in the defunding of Planned Parenthood that is included in the House budget package. The measure is expected to be voted on under the rules of reconciliation, a budgetary process whereby no filibuster in the Senate is permitted, but Republicans will need the required 51 votes to approve the package.

Jason Chaffetz ‘No Wrongdoing’ Comment on Planned Parenthood Raises Concerns

Pro-life leaders are concerned that lawmakers aren’t serious about eliminating funding for Planned Parenthood. The worries come as a “panel” has been created to study Planned Parenthood’s activities, this one headed by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, also considered to be a potential candidate for House Speaker. According to The Hill, Blackburn said, “Our investigation has raised many more questions than we’ve been able to find answers. We need to have a national conversation about these practices. This is a discussion we cannot shy away from.”