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Planned Parenthood sues Texas over exclusion from Medicaid funds

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the state of Texas over the state’s exclusion of the nonprofit group’s clinics from a state women’s health program primarily funded by federal dollars. PPFA told Austin American Statesman reporter Chuck Lindell that they’ve already closed 12 clinics…

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…

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…

Thanks, PPFA

After the discussion from yesterday, I’ve decided that we should go ahead and start that Twitter hashtag that was discussed. And since my recently departed iPhone has come back to me, I can actually participate more fully! The hashtag is #thanksppfa. I went with PPFA, which is more specific, but…

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