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Texas Planned Parenthood CEO fired after indecent exposure arrest

LUBBOCK, TEXAS — The Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) has fired the President and CEO of their Lubbock, Texas branch, following an arrest for indecent exposure. Tony Ray Thornton, 56, allegedly exposed himself to another adult male on Monday afternoon at the MacKenzie Park baseball field, according to a…

Ari Fleischer to advise Susan G. Komen charity on Planned Parenthood

Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer will help the Susan G. Komen foundation deal with its decision to halt grants to Planned Parenthood and the subsequent PR disaster, according to the Washington Post. Fleischer served under the Bush administration and later became a CNN contributor. Komen, the nation’s leading…

Top Komen officials resign as Planned Parenthood criticism grows

Three top officials with the Susan G. Komen charity have resigned following the group’s decision to withdraw their funds from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). Mollie Williams, the group’s top public health official, resigned immediately following the board of directors’ decision to pull funding from PPFA, according to…

‘Young Turks’ co-host smacks down anti-abortion activist

An anti-abortion activist who runs the advocacy group Pro-Life Action League was abruptly corrected on last night’s broadcast of “The Young Turks” after he claimed that the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) does not do breast cancer screenings. Speaking about the Susan G. Komen for the Cure charity’s recent decision…

Arizona enacts ban on abortions based on fetus’ gender, race

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Tuesday signed into law a controversial bill that makes the state the first in the nation to outlaw abortions performed on the basis of the race or gender of the fetus. The move comes as anti-abortion groups across the nation try to seize on gains…

New South Dakota law mandates three-day wait before abortions

The Republican Governor of South Dakota signed a bill into law Tuesday, formally mandating that women in the state wait three days and visit with anti-abortion activists before undergoing a medical procedure to terminate a pregnancy. With Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s signature, South Dakota claims the title of having the longest…

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