Planned Parenthood

Fort Wayne Planned Parenthood Office Shuts Due To Harassment

Jul 11, 2018

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky will be closing its Fort Wayne health center.

On Monday, President and CEO Christie Gillespie attributed the closure to intimidation and harassment, beyond the ritual protesting. The harassment included the sharing of personal information like home address of staff.

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For people seeking transgender health services in Peoria, Illinois, chances are the first person they’ll talk to is Dana Garber.

Garber is the transgender hormone intake coordinator at the Peoria Planned Parenthood, the only clinic in the area that offers hormone-replacement therapy for people seeking gender transition.  

This story was updated on May 24 to clarify include new information on proposed cuts to Medicaid.

The proposed budget unveiled Tuesday by the Trump administration doubles down on major cuts to biomedical research; programs to fight infectious disease outbreaks; health care for the poor, elderly and disabled; and prevention of HIV/AIDS.

Opponents of abortion rights have long argued that public funds for services like cancer screenings and contraception should go solely to health clinics that don't provide abortions.

That Vow To Defund Planned Parenthood: Easy To Say, Hard To Do

Jan 16, 2017
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If repealing the Affordable Care Act is the Republican Congress' job one, defunding Planned Parenthood is a close second.

Texans Try To Repair Damage Wreaked Upon Family Planning Clinics

Feb 1, 2016

For the past five years, the Texas Legislature has done everything in its power to defund Planned Parenthood. But it's not so easy to target that organization without hurting family planning clinics around the state generally.

Of the 82 clinics that have closed, only a third were Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood Investigations Find No Fetal Tissue Sales

Jan 29, 2016

Once again this week, an investigation into Planned Parenthood's alleged sale of fetal tissue came up empty.

2016: A Showdown Year for Reproductive Rights

Jan 13, 2016
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For advocates of women's reproductive rights, 2015 was the definition of "annus horribilis:" marked by tough new limits on abortion, a debilitating Planned Parenthood scandal, and a shooting at a Colorado clinic that left three people dead. For abortion opponents, it was the year when decades of incremental political and legal gains merged into something much bigger. Now 2016 is shaping up to be even more turbulent 2014 perhaps the most momentous year for reproductive issues in a generation.

A look at public health news from around the web. 

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Medical abortion services at the Columbia, Missouri Planned Parenthood clinic are under threat, due, in part, to political pressure from the Missouri legislature. This clinic is one of only two places in the state where a woman can get an abortion, but following an announcement made by the University of Missouri Health Care system last Thursday, they may not be available for much longer.