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House Republicans demand 12 years of records from Planned Parenthood

A U.S. House of Representatives committee has asked the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) to turn over more than 10 years worth of records, ostensibly in an effort to ensure that no public funds have been spent to carry out abortions. The investigation, ordered by the House Energy and…

Sen. Kyl incorrectly claims ‘well over 90%’ of Planned Parenthood’s services are abortions

Sen. John Kyl (R-AZ) made a startling misstatement on the Senate floor Friday, amid a heated debate on funding women’s health services — a key sticking point for Republicans and Democrats struggling to pass a budget that would keep the federal government from shutting down. “You don’t have to go…

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…

Exclusive: Key conservatives behind S. Dakota’s abortion law appear clueless as to what Planned Parenthood does

Abortion is already a heavily regulated medical procedure, but Republicans in South Dakota are poised to mandate the harshest regulations of any state yet, including a requirement that women visit an anti-abortion “crisis pregnancy center” before the procedure. The new requirements are part of a bill that cleared the state’s…

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