Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Advocates met with their representatives and senators in a total of 46 meetings.
Tuesday, January 15
Below is an edited press release from Planned Parenthood: More than 220 women’s health advocates from across the state gathered at the State House Monday, one week before the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v Wade that made abortion legal in the United States. Advocates from across the state met with their legislators to lobby for pro-women’s health bills filed last week. Regarded as a celebration and kick-off to the new legislative session, the event began with a legislative breakfast and program featuring keynote speaker Dr. Paula Johnson. “The 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade is a time to celebrate and to renew our commitment to women’s health and reproductive choice,” said Johnson. “In the years since Roe, this …
Friday, February 3, 2012
The not-for-profit's decision to sever its relationship with Planned Parenthood sparked a range of reactions. Komen reportedly reversed its decision Friday.
[Update 11:27 a.m.: Susan G. Komen for the Cure has just announced it is reversing its decision, according to a number of sources. See the CNN story for details.] Posted earlier: The Susan G. Komen for the Cure, well known for rallying people behind its work to find a cure for breast cancer, has divided people this week with its decision to stop providing funding to Planned Parenthood for breast exams. Representatives of Komen say the reason was because Planned Parenthood is under investigation in Congress, but Planned Parenthood advocates point out that the investigation is led by a conservative Republican backed by anti-abortion groups. Planned Parenthood has more than 800 health centers across the nation and is the largest provider of …