October 6, 2012 |
HOUSTON -- Oklahoma is withdrawing federal funding to three Planned Parenthood clinics in Tulsa following similar efforts by lawmakers in half a dozen other states. Oklahoma State Department of Health officials have notified Planned Parenthood of the Heartland that at the end of December they would be terminating their contracts, federally funded through the Women, Infants and Children program. This year, the clinics had received about $454,000 from the program. “It was a business decision,” said Leslea Bennett-Webb, a spokeswoman for the state's health department told the Los Angeles Times.
September 25, 2012 |
Jimmy Fallon had a vision: Three men stood at a bar, as men often do, but then they turned around and lo, it was revealed that each wore a Baby Bjorn, with an actual baby. He would call it "Guys With Kids," which after a sneak preview earlier this month premieres in its regular time slot Wednesday. It's not much to build a comedy on, as the pilot for NBC's "Guys With Kids" makes abundantly clear. But perhaps Fallon can be forgiven for viewing the fact that some men take care of their own children as earthshaking news because we keep treating it as such.
September 12, 2012 |
Jimmy Fallon had a vision: Three men stood at a bar, as men often do, but then they turned around and lo, it was revealed that each wore a Baby Bjorn, with an actual baby. He would call it “Guys With Kids,” which airs a sneak preview Wednesday. It's not much to build a comedy on, as the pilot for “Guys With Kids” makes abundantly clear. But perhaps Fallon can be forgiven for viewing the fact that some men take care of their own children as earthshaking news because we keep treating it as such.
September 10, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 9 - 15 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES The Voice: Blind auditions continue in this new episode (8 p.m. NBC). So You Think You Can Dance: The final four dancers perform in this new episode (8 p.m. Fox). Go On: Matthew Perry stars as a sports talk radio host who recently lost his wife and is ordered into grief counseling by his boss (John Cho) in this new comedy.
September 10, 2012 |
When "Parenthood" returns on Sept. 11 for its fourth season, Ray Romano joins the cast as Hank Rizzoli, a curmudgeonly photographer who hires Sarah (Lauren Graham) as his assistant. When it came to designing a photography studio for Rizzoli, production designer Steven Jordan chose to transform an empty firehouse set on the Universal lot into a relaxed but elegant space complete with a darkroom, framing area and an alcove for hanging backdrops. “I wanted to create a space that was a little clunky,” said Jordan.
August 24, 2012 |
Amazon.com has bulked up its Amazon Prime online streaming service with more shows from NBC, including "Parks and Recreation," "Parenthood" and "Friday Night Lights. " Hundreds of past episodes of these NBC programs will be available through Amazon Prime, and can be watched at no additional charge for subscribers who pay a flat $79 annual fee. The expanded licensing agreement with NBCUniversal adds to the library of titles available through the subscription service, which competes with other digital providers, including Netflix.
August 21, 2012 |
Texas can cut off funds for Planned Parenthood clinics before a trial concerning the legality of its ban on funding organizations tied to abortion providers, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday . The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans lifted a federal judge's temporary injunction that had protected the funding pending an October trial. After Texas banned funds for groups linked to abortion providers, some Planned Parenthood clinics sued, arguing the law violates free speech.
August 20, 2012 |
Planned Parenthood has launched a $3-million package of breast health programs designed to identify women at elevated risk of breast cancer, increase access to specialty healthcare for women with apparent breast abnormalities, and expand a breast health educational program aimed at Latinas. The initiative is to be funded with money donated in the wake of the Susan G. Komen Foundation's decision to withdraw its support for the organization -- a step that was reversed after it ignited a firestorm of controversy in February.
June 12, 2012
Re "Clinic fills a need at school," June 5 I don't know if it is cultural arrogance or moral confusion that motivates the L.A. Unified School District to collaborate with Planned Parenthood in running a clinic at a Boyle Heights high school. We are told that the birth control services offered are free and confidential, which of course means that the 16-year-old girl you profile can obtain these services without telling her parents. Given that the school is in a "heavily Latino" neighborhood, many of the parents are likely Roman Catholic and would not be happy about this service offered by the clinic.
June 7, 2012 |
HOUSTON -- A federal appeals court in New Orleans is expected to hear arguments Thursday over the legality of implementing a Texas rule that bans Planned Parenthoodclinics from a state and federally funded health program for uninsured, low-income women. “What's at stake is whether low-income women will be able to access healthcare services,” Melaney Linton, president and chief executive of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Houston, told The Times. “It's virtually impossible for other health centers to pick up the clients that were served under this program by Planned Parenthood.” The TexasWomen's HealthProgram last year had a budget of $41 million, about $13 million of it for Planned Parenthood clinics and about 90% of the money from the federal government.