Abortion Rights and Religious Advocates Clash in State Capitol

Mark Hodges, KMOX Capitol Bureau –  February 14, 2012 8:26 AM L.R. State Sen. Jolie Justus, Rep. Sharon Pace, Rep. Tishaura Jones, Rep. Mike Colona, Michelle Trupianno with Planned Parenthood, Rep. Stacey Newman, Rep. Scott Sifton, Rep. Jill Schupp, Rep.… Continue Reading

After Susan G. Komen Debacle, Senators Launch Women’s Rights Campaign

By Mike McAuliff, Huffington Post First Posted: 02/ 8/2012 10:38 am Updated: 02/ 8/2012 11:43 am WASHINGTON — Inspired by the backlash over the brief attempt by Susan G. Komen for the Cure to cut funding for Planned Parenthood, a group of senators Wednesday… Continue Reading

Komen Vice President Karen Handel Resigns – Nationwide Outcry Successful

Courtesy of Cnn.com by Sarah Kliff and N.C. Aizenman  – Washington Post A top official of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation who was involved in the controversy over the group’s funding of Planned Parenthood resigned Tuesday. Karen Handel, vice… Continue Reading

MO Progressive Caucus Joins 50 in Congress: Koman, Please Reconsider

By Jo Mannies – St. Louis Beacon Thirty-four members of the Missouri General Assembly’s bipartisan Progressive Caucus have formally asked the national Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation “to reconsider their decision to cut cancer-screening funding to Planned Parenthood.” The group has signed… Continue Reading

Susan G. Komen’s Act of Cowardice

By Amanda Marcotte  – Slate.com  |  Posted Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at 6:24 PM ET In a shocking move Tuesday afternoon, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the country’s most famous breast cancer charity, pulled its grants for breast-cancer screenings from Planned Parenthood. Komen… Continue Reading

Cantor vows to defund Planned Parenthood

Thanks to @TrustWomen for bringing this Roll Call article to my attention. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor spoke last week at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. He gave the predictable “pro-liberty, anti-taxes” talking points and criticized President Obama’s… Continue Reading