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April 13, 2011

reallyfoxnews:

Fox and Friends believes it’s okay to defund Planned Parenthood, because women can get their blood pressure checks, pap smears, and breast exams at Walgreens.

#notajoke

(via reallyfoxnews-deactivated201110)

11:58 // 3 years ago
April 11, 2011

Stupak’s back: Pro-life Democrat makes surprising career move

  • then Remember Bart Stupak? During the health care debate, he was the pro-life Michigan Democrat who almost derailed the entire legislation over concerns that it would allow federal funds to be spent on abortions. He eventually buckled, of course, and the legislation passed.
  • now Stupak, who retired from Congress last year, has found a new job at Venable LLP, one of “America’s top 100 law firms,” according to it’s website. Why is this notable? Because Venable represents, amongst others, the Maryland chapter of Planned Parenthood. source

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23:07 // 3 years ago
April 10, 2011
Nope, zero. John, this is it.
Barack Obama, according to a senior official • Informing House Speaker John Boehner that he wouldn’t be budging on Planned Parenthood — despite the fact that Boehner had fought tooth-and-nail for the policy in a White House meeting for over an hour. The meeting itself proved to be something of a watershed moment for negotiations — proving that when they need to work together, they can pull it off. As much as it hurts. “Things got heated,” said senior White House adviser David Plouffe. “The president’s approach was to try and engage all the parties to come together. Going forward this can be a model.” source (viafollow)
10:14 // 3 years ago
April 8, 2011
Not out of the Planned Parenthood woods yet: REUTERS FLASH: Senate will hold separate vote on family planning provision -Rep. Mike Rogers

Not out of the Planned Parenthood woods yet: REUTERS FLASH: Senate will hold separate vote on family planning provision -Rep. Mike Rogers

22:42 // 3 years ago

Lawrence O’Donnell just told it like it is. He had a chance to attack Jon Kyl for the whole Planned Parenthood “90 percent” line, but instead focused on what he called the ”fanatical enemies of Planned Parenthood who hate the idea that the word ‘planned’ should ever come before the word ‘parenthood.’” Good work, Larry — you focused on the right issue here.

22:24 // 3 years ago

Government shutdown deal: National Journal says we’re closer

Here’s what the National Journal says is happening: It looks like the latest numbers on Obama’s desk are a lot closer and show actual compromise. WIll it be enough to prevent a government shutdown? Well, we’ll see. The deal the National Journal has suggests a temporary extension to get through the weekend while details are hashed out at the beginning of the week. “While leadership staff insist there is no deal yet,” they write, “that caution belies significant progress in narrowing long-standing differences and the widening assumption in both parties that a shutdown will be averted and all that remains unknown is the precise procedural steps that will walk everyone back from the abyss.” Here are some quick hard numbers from their report:

  • $39B the size of the planned standard budget cuts from fiscal 2010
  • $550B the size of the defense budget through the end of 2011
  • nothe cuts to the EPA and Planned Parenthood aren’t in the deal source

(assist via the always-helpful ProducerMatthew)

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20:28 // 3 years ago
At the end of the process, if there is a deal, it’s likely that Democrats will trade even more cuts for the removal of the Planned Parenthood rider. That rider only cuts $300 million —Democrats could cut five to ten times as much.
Overall awesome guy Dave Weigel • Suggesting that protecting womens’ rights might mean another $1.5 to $3 billion in additional budget cuts. Dude’s chillin’ in the White House now.
20:15 // 3 years ago
20:03 // 3 years ago
motherjones:

What Planned Parenthood actually does. Hint: Not a lot of abortions. Via Washington Post

The yin to the yang of our other Planned Parenthood-related posts today.

motherjones:

What Planned Parenthood actually does. Hint: Not a lot of abortions. Via Washington Post

The yin to the yang of our other Planned Parenthood-related posts today.

(via sonicbloom11)

14:13 // 3 years ago