Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, co-chairman of President Barack Obama’s re- election campaign, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that the president will be “energized” by Vice President Joe Biden’s performance in his debate against Republican running mate Paul Ryan.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc., riding a powerful wave of Internet indignation, raised $3 million in reaction to Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s decision, reversed yesterday, to end its grants.
Do so-called pro-life activists want to posture about abortion or actually reduce the number of aborted fetuses each year? If it’s the latter, they should be trying to expand Planned Parenthood, not kill it.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a breast-cancer advocacy organization, reversed its decision to end $680,000 in funding for Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc., and said it is changing its grant criteria as a result of controversy over the original ruling.
Texas public health officials say women who get family-planning services at Planned Parenthood clinics will struggle to find other providers once the nonprofit group is expelled from the state Women’s Health Program.
President Barack Obama sought to quell the uproar over a requirement that employers provide coverage for contraception by saying religious-affiliated charities and hospitals won’t have to pay for such services.
Texas was blocked from enforcing a rule that would have kept Planned Parenthood-affiliated groups from participating in a state-funded women’s health program because they’re connected to an abortion provider.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America may have already replaced the $680,000 in funding it lost from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation for its breast-cancer prevention programs, the group said today.
Churches are exempted from a U.S. rule requiring coverage of contraceptives under an Obama administration decision that forces their affiliated schools and hospitals to begin providing birth control in 18 months.