Planned Parenthood announces new president

Dr. Leana Wen is the former Baltimore City Commissioner of Health

Dr. Leana Wen, a former Baltimore City Commissioner of Health, is the new president of Planned Parenthood. The abortion provider announced Wen’s appointment on Sept. 12. She replaces Dr. Cecile Richards, who was appointed to the role in 2006. In a three-minute video posted by Planned Parenthood announcing her hiring, Wen described her immigrant background--she moved to the … [Read more...]

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Abortion and Congress – what will local Catholics and Evangelicals do?

49th District hangs in balance between pro-life Harkey and pro-abortion Levin

The following comes from an August 9 press release Planned Parenthood Action Fund today endorsed Mike Levin for Congress in California’s 49th District. “Voters face a stark choice in California’s 49th District this November. On one side, you have Diane Harkey, an unyielding opponent of a woman’s right to reproductive freedom. …., Mike Levin is a stalwart champion of … [Read more...]

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Senate amendment to defund Planned Parenthood fails

Measure that would have blocked federal government funding to Planned Parenthood, proposed by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), was defeated 45-48, needed 60 votes to pass

The Senate on Thursday rejected a measure that would have blocked federal government funding to Planned Parenthood. The amendment, proposed by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), was defeated 45-48, needing 60 votes to pass. The amendment was proposed for attachment to an appropriations bill funding the department of Labor and Health and Human Services. Speaking after the vote, Paul said … [Read more...]

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Planned Parenthood asked to prove fetal tissue was not sold for profit

At a July 19 hearing in U.S. District Court in Oakland, attorneys for David Daleiden asked the court to compel Planned Parenthood to prove its affiliates have not profited from fetal tissue transactions

Attorneys for David Daleiden, a pro-life advocate and journalist who released videos on Planned Parenthood’s fetal tissue procurement, have asked the abortion provider to prove it has not sold fetal tissue for commercial gain. Daleiden was the project head for the pro-life group Center for Medical Progress, which in 2015 released several videos of conversations with Planned … [Read more...]

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Federal judge sides with Trump Administration in Title X lawsuit

Pro-abortion groups had sought to block proposed new rules that could cost Planned Parenthood as much as $260 million in federal funding

A federal judge has sided with the Trump administration in a lawsuit challenging its move to prioritize faith-based, abstinence-focused programs for dispensing family-planning dollars. In May, three Planned Parenthood groups and the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA) sued the administration over the Department of Health & Human … [Read more...]

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Live Action report: Planned Parenthood protects sexual predators

In 2010, Planned Parenthood performed an abortion on a 13-year-old California girl who had been repeatedly raped by her father

In 2011, after undercover footage appeared to show Planned Parenthood officials failing to report suspected sex abuse of minors, the organization pledged to do more to train employees to recognize signs of abuse and trafficking. But according to Ramona Treviño, a former Planned Parenthood manager from Texas, this training did not happen. Instead, Treviño says that she was … [Read more...]

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Planned Parenthood centers hit with ‘prayer and protest’ during weekend demonstrations

More than 5,000 took part in #ProtestPP demonstrations at 151 Planned Parenthood facilities in 40 states

Pro-life supporters took to the public square across the U.S. Saturday to protest Planned Parenthood, call on President Donald Trump to put a stop to taxpayer subsidization of the abortion giant, and raise awareness to the reality behind its abortion business. More than 5,000 took part in #ProtestPP demonstrations at 151 Planned Parenthood facilities in 40 states for the third … [Read more...]

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Planned Parenthood closes Paso Robles clinic

Says "anti-abortion activists" pressured property owner

A Planned Parenthood health clinic operating at a Paso Robles housing complex recently stopped providing services after anti-abortion activists pressured the property owner, the organization said. The satellite clinic operated for two months at Canyon Creek Apartments in Paso Robles, a Peoples' Self-Help Housing complex where an existing health center was already … [Read more...]

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Thomas Aquinas College students picket Planned Parenthood event

Outside Planned Parenthood Central Coast annual gala in Goleta students from TAC held up signs against abortion

Planned Parenthood Central Coast members and their supporters filled the grand ballroom at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara  Saturday night for their annual event. It was called the Birds and Bees bash. An outside reception area was full of silent auction items, a table full of materials about the organization, a photo booth for creative group shots and a table full of materials … [Read more...]

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Cecile Richards speaking at Catholic university in SF Archdiocese

Dominican University was founded in 1890 as Dominican College by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael

Cecile Richards, a national leader for women’s rights and social and economic justice, has been added to the Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) 2018 Spring Leadership Lecture Series at Dominican University of California. The series is presented by Dominican in partnership with Book Passage. Ms. Richards, who recently announced that she is retiring as president of the … [Read more...]

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