‘We Won’t Back Down’: Planned Parenthood Officials Say They’re Ready For The Fight
Republicans are eager to strip the organization of its funding, but Planned Parenthood says it won't go gentle into the good night.
Planned Parenthood Seeks Survival In Trump Era
Planned Parenthood is grappling with how to survive in the era of Donald Trump. Republicans have long targeted the healthcare group for providing abortions, threatening to shut down the government if federal funding wasn’t pulled from the organization. Now that the GOP has majorities in the House and Senate and controls the White House, it has its best chance in years to win a defunding battle. (Hellmann, 1/13)
In other news —
The Associated Press:
Court Upholds State’s Law On Buffers Around Abortion Clinics
A federal appeals court has upheld a New Hampshire law allowing buffer zones around abortion clinics that supporters say protect women from harassment. The law allowing buffer zones up to 25 feet has been on New Hampshire’s books since 2014, but no clinic has set up a buffer zone. (Ramer, 1/12)