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GOP Attempt to Defund Planned Parenthood Falls Flat in Senate

Democrats led the effort to filibuster a bill sponsored by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) that would have prohibited federal funds from going to Planned Parenthood, as well as made those funds “available” to other entities that provide women’s...Show More Summary

Planned Parenthood Clinic Construction Site Vandalized in New Orleans

An unidentified person poured gasoline on as recently laid foundation and a security guard's car in an apparent act of politically-motivated violence early Saturday morning at the construction site of the Planned Parenthood facilityShow More Summary

Lawsuit: Kentucky Sheriff Shackled Students With Disabilities

A federal lawsuit filed by the ACLU on behalf of two children accuses a Kentucky sheriff of shackling students with disabilities for misbehaving. Image: Shutterstock The post Lawsuit: Kentucky Sheriff Shackled Students With Disabilities appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Don’t Be Fooled by Attacks on Planned Parenthood: Doctors Should Be Objective

The Planned Parenthood employees in the deceptively edited videos were speaking in a way that reflected their profession, and that had no bearing on their compassion for patients, or their ability to provide quality care. Image: Shutterstock The post Don’t Be Fooled by Attacks on Planned Parenthood: Doctors Should Be Objective appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Texas Attorney General Indicted on Three Felony Counts, Including Securities Fraud

The top law enforcement official in Texas turned himself into police on Monday to be booked on three felony counts, including two counts of first-degree securities fraud for offenses involving more than $100,000 each. Image: KXAN / YouTube The post Texas Attorney General Indicted on Three Felony Counts, Including Securities Fraud appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Planned Parenthood and the Politics of Conservative Resentment

Despite all the hand-waving about fetal tissue, the multi-week attack on Planned Parenthood is really just about stoking conservative resentment and trying to keep young and low-income women from accessing reproductive health care. Image: Shutterstock The post Planned Parenthood and the Politics of Conservative Resentment appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Federal Report: St. Louis County Family Court Routinely Discriminates Against Black Youth

The Department of Justice released a report Friday concluding Missouri's St. Louis County Family Court system discriminates against Black juveniles, routinely violating their constitutional rights as they navigate the court system. Image: Shutterstock The post Federal Report: St. Show More Summary

Texas Pro-Choice Groups Help Navigate an Anti-Choice Landscape

A coalition of Texas groups have come together this summer to launch two new efforts intended to help residents access legal abortion care and to communicate more broadly about Texans' families, their lives, and their reproductive decisions. Image:...Show More Summary

Some Democrats Go on Offense Against Front Group Behind Planned Parenthood Videos

While many Democrats avoid discussing the deceptive Center for Medical Progress videos, others are starting to push back against the front group. Image: Senator Patty Murray / YouTube The post Some Democrats Go on Offense Against Front Group Behind Planned Parenthood Videos appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Colorado GOP Legislator Implies Gay Boy Scout Leaders Should Be Drowned

Colorado State Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt's latest anti-LGBTQ comments were roundly condemned this week, both by progressives and conservatives. Image: Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock.com The post Colorado GOP Legislator Implies Gay Boy Scout Leaders Should Be Drowned appeared first on RH Reality Check.

National Abortion Federation Files Lawsuit Against Planned Parenthood Attack Group

The National Abortion Federation filed a lawsuit Friday in federal court seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to prohibit the Center for Medical Progress, an anti-choice organization behind a campaign to defame...Show More Summary

Mission Accomplished: Planned Parenthood Attacks Coordinated by High-Ranking Republican Operatives

Planned Parenthood is certainly the target, but its destruction is not the goal, any more than destroying ACORN was the true goal back in 2008. Destruction would be a happy side effect, but the true goal is to destroy the pathway for...Show More Summary

Indiana’s Investigation of Planned Parenthood Comes Up Empty

No state investigation to date has found that Planned Parenthood has violated any law regarding the handling of fetal tissue. Image: Shutterstock The post Indiana’s Investigation of Planned Parenthood Comes Up Empty appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Who Will We Choose to See? Bill Cosby and Believing Survivors

When it comes to accusations of assault, one man will always matter more than any number of women. No number of women, no volume of women's testimony, will suffice as "proof." Image: ABC News / YouTube The post Who Will We Choose to See? Bill Cosby and Believing Survivors appeared first on RH Reality Check.

This Week in Sex: Condoms in Porn, Sex on Vacation, and What Millennials Are Doing in Bed

This week, a survey gives us insight into the sex lives of millennials, a study finds women engage in riskier sex on vacation, and advocates try another tactic for mandating condoms in porn. Image: Shutterstock The post This Week in Sex: Condoms in Porn, Sex on Vacation, and What Millennials Are Doing in Bed appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Senate Will Vote Monday on Defunding Planned Parenthood

The bill says it will divert Planned Parenthood's funding to other providers of women's health care, but critics say that simply wouldn't work. Image: Shutterstock The post Senate Will Vote Monday on Defunding Planned Parenthood appeared first on RH Reality Check.

The Largely Forgotten History of Abortion Billboard Advertising—and What Pro-Choice Advocates Can Learn From It

Ideological warfare about abortion via advertising has a long track record, though it’s a past largely forgotten in history’s fog and the present’s relentless attacks on abortion rights. Today’s reproductive rights and justice advocates...Show More Summary

Center for Medical Progress Releases Fourth Video Attacking Planned Parenthood’s Fetal Tissue Donation Program

The organization claims the deceptively edited footage shows Dr. Savita Ginde, vice president and medical director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, negotiating the sale of fetal tissue. Image: Shutterstock The post Center for Medical Progress Releases Fourth Video Attacking Planned Parenthood’s Fetal Tissue Donation Program appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Angel Dillard to Stand Trial for Threatening Abortion Provider

A decision Tuesday by a federal appeals court sends the case against Angel Dillard back for a trial. Image: Shutterstock The post Angel Dillard to Stand Trial for Threatening Abortion Provider appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Teenager in France in Remission From HIV Infection Without Medication for 12 Years

Researchers from France recently presented the results of a case in which a girl born with HIV who was treated early in life has remained in remission without medication for 12 years. Experts are excited but cautious because similarShow More Summary

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