This week marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. That’s a long time—back when contraception meant counting days and pregnant teenage girls were forced to give birth, 40 years was more than two generations.
Forty years means that an issue our grandmothers thought they’d resolved remains on Read More
If there was ever a good time to clear up any leftover misconceptions about the word “ironic,” this is it. As in: is it ironic that PornHub.com is offering to pay one cent for every 30 unique page views on its “small tits” and “big tits” videos this month to charity?
The answer is no. It’s just a nice way to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month while at the same time encouraging you to watch more pornography.
Antiabortion zealots want to shut off funding to any organization that performs abortions—even if those organizations also provide low-cost access to life-saving medical procedures like breast-cancer screenings. And yet they insist on calling themselves “pro life.”
That’s the lesson reasonable people will take away from the recent controversy involving the nation’s best-known breast-cancer advocacy group, the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Komen, in an act of political and moral cowardice, announced that it would no longer fund Planned Parenthood’s breast-cancer screenings because the organization has come under relentless attack from antiabortion groups. Planned Parenthood, of course, also provides contraception and abortion services in addition to breast-cancer screenings.
Thanks to the quick action of tens of thousands of women, Komen reversed its decision. That’s a good result, but the controversy itself remains very troubling. Why did such a well-known and admired organization feel the need to defund Planned Parenthood in the first place?
After the huge uproar earlier this week when the Susan G. Komen Foundation stated that they’d no longer be giving grants to Planned Parenthood, founder and spokesperson Nancy Brinker told the press today that she’d be giving the money back. In addition, she noted that her politically-motivated agenda when deciding who gets a small portion of funds from the billion dollar breast cancer awareness charity was wrong. You think?
Ladies are such a handful…am I right fellas? They are always complaining about their friends being mean, and it’s like, if Cynthia is so awful, why do you still hang out with her?
And then your girlfriend goes, “Oh, you just don’t understand.”
It’s the same with members of the nonprofit Planned Parenthood getting all upset because one of its biggest donors–the breast cancer foundation Susan G. Komen for the Cure–is cutting off their funding. (Since as everyone knows, Planned Parenthood is where teenagers go to get abortions and breast cancer.)
But why take away the money now after 6 years of donations, the last of which equaled $700k in grant funding?
Planned Parenthood commemorates Roe v. Wade‘s anniversary with the fourth Roe on the Rocks benefit Monday, April 4–the title is a simultaneous reminder of the peril family-planning services face in America and an invitation to make some bad decisions! The evening’s emcee, comedian Sara Benincasa, told The Observer she’d relied on Planned Parenthood in the Read More
Members of the City Council affirmed their support this morning for a bill that would counter what they said are misleading tactics employed by pro-life “crisis pregancy centers.”
“At its core it is actually a consumer protection piece of legislation,” Speaker Christine Quinn said. “The goal of this bill is to ensure that women are Read More
Here’s the script Planned Parenthood’s Political Action Committee is using in their phone banks for the special State Senate election happening this coming Tuesday, in which Jose Peralta faces Hiram Monserrate, who was recently expelled from the same Senate seat.
The script says Monserrate was “convicted of domestic abuse against his girlfriend.”
Hello, is_____________________ there? Read More
A reader forwards these mailers being distributed in the two competitive State Senate districts in the city, paid for by the Planned Parenthood of New York City Action Fund.
The image above characterizes longtime incumbent Republican Serf Maltese as old and out-of-touch, an idea that has become something of a default for Democrats Read More