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Lawmakers Ask Attorney General to Investigate Planned Parenthood Attack Group

Four House Democrats are calling for an investigation into the Center for Medical Progress as the group's deceptively edited video attacking Planned Parenthood continues to fall apart under public scrutiny. Image: Shutterstock The post Lawmakers Ask Attorney General to Investigate Planned Parenthood Attack Group appeared first on RH Reality Check.

‘True Detective’ Peddles the Myth That Abortion Causes Infertility

True Detective's second season has rolled out a character who thinks she's infertile because of abortions in her youth. Sadly, this is just part of a larger pattern of this supposedly mainstream show regurgitating ugly right-wing myths...Show More Summary

GOP Presidential Hopeful John Kasich Has Overseen Closure of Half of Ohio’s Abortion Clinics

Kasich in 2013 signed a two-year budget bill that included, among other anti-choice measures, stringent new licensing regulations for abortion clinics in the state. Image: New Day for America / YouTube The post GOP Presidential Hopeful John Kasich Has Overseen Closure of Half of Ohio’s Abortion Clinics appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Meet The New Left Flank of the Reproductive Rights Movement

The founders of Reproaction, a new reproductive rights direct action group, talked with RH Reality Check at Netroots Nation about protest, justice, and holding your allies accountable. Image: Emily Crockett/ RH Reality Check The post Meet The New Left Flank of the Reproductive Rights Movement appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Abortion Providers Should Take Legal Action Against the Center for Medical Progress—Here’s Why

The videos released by CMP show quite definitively that Planned Parenthood is not engaged in the illegal sale of fetal tissue. They also show something else, something that CMP likely did not intend—that their own coordinated attackShow More Summary

Watchdog Group: California Should Investigate Anti-Choice Attack Organization for Fraud

A watchdog group has asked the California attorney general to investigate whether the anti-choice group that posed as a non-existent medical research entity violated California law "by making false or misleading solicitations for charitable...Show More Summary

Infographic: A Network of Lies

The Anti-Choice Radicals and Congressional Leaders Manufacturing Attacks on Planned Parenthood Image: The post Infographic: A Network of Lies appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Attacks on Planned Parenthood Part of a Campaign to Harass Legal Abortion Providers

Just as much as these videos are part of a highly orchestrated campaign to discredit Planned Parenthood, they were also part of an ongoing campaign to target and harass individual abortion providers and others connected with the safe...Show More Summary

Anti-Choice Group Releases Another Heavily-Edited Video in Planned Parenthood Attack

The secretive anti-choice organization Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released a second undercover video Tuesday. The group claims that the footage shows a Planned Parenthood official “haggling” over the price of fetal tissue. Image:...Show More Summary

Is GOP Leadership Coordinating Harassment of Planned Parenthood With Anti-Choice Radicals?

The vendetta against Planned Parenthood is no secret, and any media outlet that reports on these attacks without considering their source is failing miserably in the world of journalism. Image: Rep TrentFranks/ YouTube The post Is GOP Leadership Coordinating Harassment of Planned Parenthood With Anti-Choice Radicals? appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Daleiden Group Routinely Used Alcohol to Pry Information from Targets

Operatives from the sham company Center for Medical Progress, set up under questionable circumstances specifically to attack Planned Parenthood, appear to have used alcohol as a means getting providers to talk more freely. The post Daleiden Group Routinely Used Alcohol to Pry Information from Targets appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Alaska Governor Will Expand Medicaid Without State GOP’s Approval

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker on Thursday announced that he will accept federal money to expand Medicaid in the state, despite the objections of the Republican-majority legislature that sought to limit health-care access. Image: Austin Baird/ YouTube The post Alaska Governor Will Expand Medicaid Without State GOP’s Approval appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Government Rules LGBTQ People Protected From Employment Discrimination

The decision released on Thursday is a historic first step in outlawing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation nationwide. Image: Shutterstock The post Government Rules LGBTQ People Protected From Employment Discrimination appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Should There Really Be an App for Recording Consent?

A group hopes to encourage affirmative consent by creating an app that asks partners to record each other saying "yes" before having sex—but it might just cause more problems than it solves. Image: Shutterstock The post Should There Really Be an App for Recording Consent? appeared first on RH Reality Check.

A Fact-Based Guide to Resisting Anti-Choice Propaganda in the Wake of the Attack on Planned Parenthood

The phrases being thrown around by conservative legislators and organizations aren't medical terms. They're intentionally deceptive bits of propaganda, and they create an anti-choice political frame for conversations about abortion care...Show More Summary

Board Member Behind Planned Parenthood Video Has Close Ties to Abortion Clinic Violence

The face behind the heavily edited, misleading video purporting to show that Planned Parenthood illegally sells human tissue is fresh and young; it belongs to 26-year-old David Daleiden. Image: The Center for Medical Progress/ YouTube The post Board Member Behind Planned Parenthood Video Has Close Ties to Abortion Clinic Violence appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Scott Walker: Abortion Decision Not Between a Woman and Her Doctor

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said this week that he does not believe abortion is a personal decision, once again shifting away from his previous, more nuanced stance on abortion. Image: Scott Walker/ YouTube The post Scott Walker: Abortion Decision Not Between a Woman and Her Doctor appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Group Behind Planned Parenthood Attack Founded by Radicals and Woman Once Sought for Child Endangerment

The release of a video produced by anti-choice activists who claim that Planned Parenthood illegally sells fetal organs has led GOP lawmakers to call for congressional hearings and governors to call for investigations. Image: Shutterstock The...Show More Summary

No, Facilitating and Donating Fetal Tissue Isn’t Breaking the Law

Both federal and state law allows providers to facilitate fetal tissue transplant and donation and even charge for the process, a point anti-abortion advocates would like to ignore. Planned Parenthood broke no laws. Image: Shutterstock The post No, Facilitating and Donating Fetal Tissue Isn’t Breaking the Law appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Texas Attorney General, Under Investigation for Securities Fraud, Rushes to Investigate Planned Parenthood

Texas Attorney General and noted violator of state securities law Ken Paxton announced Wednesday that his office has launched "an official investigation into Planned Parenthood" after the release of a heavily edited video showing the...Show More Summary

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