March 4, 2013 |
PPLA Food Fare: The annual Food Fare fundraiser for Planned Parenthood will take place at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on Thurday. More than 100 vendors, restaurants, caterers and drink makers of various sorts (coffee, beer, wine ... ) will be participating in this year's event. The Beer Chicks, Superba Snack Bar, Church & State, Milo and Olive, Joe's Restaurant, Lemonade, Salt's Cure, Sotto, Plan Check, Beachy Cream, the Border Grill Truck, Golden Road Brewing Co., Kreation Juicery and Valerie Confections are some of the many local businesses coming out to support Planned Parenthood.
December 10, 2012 |
The diagnosis for what ails the conservative group Concerned Women for America: Social anemia. Irony-poor blood. The group is devoted, as its website says, to bringing “biblical principles into all levels of public policy.” Now it and some other conservative outlets have evidently hoisted themselves on their own petard, so eager to complain that Planned Parenthood is encouraging domestic abuse because of a video that, in fact, does precisely...
October 24, 2012 |
SEATTLE -- A man was stabbed seven times outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Grants Pass, Ore., after an altercation with an antiabortion protester. Police said Wednesday they have not yet made any arrests in connection with the case. "There may be arrests in the future, but that's still under investigation. There's still people we need to talk to," Lt. Dennis Ward told the Los Angeles Times. The incident began Tuesday afternoon when Grants Pass resident Kailah Clair, 22, kicked over antiabortion signs that had been placed outside the clinic by a protester, Christopher Tolhurst, according to a police report.
October 17, 2012 |
MOUNT VERNON, Iowa - Picking up where their contentious debate left off, President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney battled Wednesday for the support of female voters, underscoring their potentially decisive role in settling the fiercely competitive race. Buoyed by a much-improved performance Tuesday night, Obama traveled to the swing state of Iowa, where he renewed his attacks on Romney for proposing an end to federal funding for Planned Parenthood, and again touted legislation he signed making it easier for women to sue for job discrimination.
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.
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.