Posts Tagged: Planned Parenthood

Dr. Ruth: Nobody Does It Better (It Being Twitter)

People drop things on the Internet and run all the time. So we have to ask. In this edition, Feministing executive director and Planned Parenthood global communications specialist Lori Adelman tells us more about what it’s like to chill with Dr. Ruth.

Another Tuesday, another selfie with the subversively cheeky Dr. Ruth :) #365feministselfie cc @AskDrRuth @PPActionNJ

— Lori Adelman (@Ladelman) March 18, 2014

Lori! So what happened here?

Dr. Ruth was delivering the keynote at a fundraising dinner for the New Jersey chapter of the nonprofit where I work, which I’d been asked to attend on behalf [...]


James O'Keefe: "I'm Just Getting Started, OK?"

When Andrew Breitbart commandeered Anthony Weiner’s admission-of-digital-lecherousness press conference earlier this month, just seven minutes elapsed before he began to recount the tale of how America was first introduced to his strange media empire. In 2009, James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles approached Breitbart with footage of low-level ACORN employees apparently offering to abet the proprietors of an illegal immigrant child prostitution ring. “To those who say your journalism here is suspect,” a reporter asked, “what do you tell those folks?” Breitbart snickered.

“'You're going to be held to a different standard,'" Breitbart said he told O’Keefe and Giles at the time. “But I said, what we're going [...]


240 Politicians Come Together In Support of Teens Having STDs

240 members of the House of Representatives voted to deny federal funding to Planned Parenthood. Because you know what we should all be against? Healthcare, unbiased information and STD prevention. Enjoy your uneducated and pregnant kiddos, Republican America! Should anyone have any money left after the politician-induced recession, perhaps they could give some to Planned Parenthood.


House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Winning Evangelical Hearts and Minds

Score another one for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, those experts in womens' health and nonprofit budgets, whose "investigation" into Planned Parenthood is serving as a useful tool to get foundations (in this case, the Susan G. Komen foundation, executive-staffed by right-wingers) to stop funding breast exams at Planned Parenthood. (Now they'll go back to fighting Obamacare for a while.) Neato, everyone loses.


Only 14 More Hours of Family Planning Hostage-Taking

You know what would help solve the fake "deadlock" that may shut down the government at midnight? If Planned Parenthood could save money by not having to go state by state to defend legal abortion in courts from Arizona to Ohio to Missouri to Connecticut to Iowa. Since their public policy expenditures are something like $55 million, and Planned Parenthood's government contracts and grants are only something like $363 million, none of which is used to pay for abortion services, they could get closer to not needing your government money if half the states in the country would stop pushing stupid laws. (Though the best part is, Planned [...]


Does Judy Blume Make Abortion Seem Like A Pony Ride?

In an era where the young adult fiction aimed at teen girls concerns itself with such pressing problems as how to dissuade your vampire boyfriend from performing cunnilingus when you're having your period, it's difficult to remember that author Judy Blume was once considered shocking or controversial. It's almost quaint to reflect on Blume's oeuvre when you put it on the shelf alongside current titles like OMG I Sucked A Lot Of Cock At Sandy's Party or Bent Over At The Ass Olympics: Diary Of A Teenage Girl, Book 3. But Blume can still inspire outrage from those on the other end of the culture wars: a recent solicitation for [...]


Tomorrow! Planned Parenthood!

Ooh, tomorrow night is the super-fun Planned Parenthood benefit! $25 bucks! Sandra Bernhard and Lisa Lampanelli! Hilarity and reproductive rights! What else are you doing tomorrow? I figure you have no plans besides wine and possibly some resulting reproductive health service needs.


Ross Douthat, the Fake Soft-Pedaler of the Culture Wars

Ross Douthat is at it again, with an incitement towards monogamy and fewer sexual partners as a path to happiness. (Yay happinesss, by the way!) First, there is history! "Yes, in 1950 as in 2011, most people didn’t go virgins to their marriage beds. But earlier generations of Americans waited longer to have sex, took fewer sexual partners across their lifetimes, and were more likely to see sleeping together as a way station on the road to wedlock." Sure. Like in the late 1700s, when at least 1/3rd of all brides gave birth on average just five months after their wedding day. And then, to his point: "they [...]