February 3, 2012 |
NEW YORK - After three days of controversy, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity says it is reversing its decision to cut breast-screening grants to Planned Parenthood. "We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women's lives," a Komen statement said. As first reported by the Associated Press on Tuesday, Komen had adopted criteria excluding Planned Parenthood from grants because it was under government investigation, notably a probe launched in Congress at the urging of antiabortion groups.
February 3, 2012
PLANNED Parenthood has been under fierce attack by ultra-conservatives for years now, with outrageous allegations which have been proved false repeatedly but which have gained astonishing traction because the news media failed to do their job and many supposed defenders of women's rights were timid in the face of the onslaught. Maybe that's why the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation - the pink ribbon and teddy bear and "Race for the Cure" people - thought it would be believed when it claimed that its decision to cut a $680,000 grant to Planned Parenthood for breast exams and mammograms had nothing to do with political pressure from anti-abortion zealots.
February 3, 2012 |
The Susan G. Komen foundation, a behemoth in breast cancer philanthropy and creator of the immensely successful Race for the Cure brand, is battling a public-relations debacle. Within hours of Tuesday's news that Komen would stop giving grants to Planned Parenthood for breast health services, donations began pouring in to the family planning organization while pink-ribbon crusaders vowed to cut Komen off. Komen founder Nancy Brinker appeared on YouTube to reiterate that the nonprofit was making its grant process more rigorous, and denouncing the "scurrilous accusations being hurled at this organization.
February 1, 2012 |
NEW YORK - The nation's leading breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is halting its partnerships with Planned Parenthood affiliates - creating a bitter rift, linked to the abortion debate, between two iconic organizations that have assisted millions of women. The change will mean a cutoff of hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants, mainly for breast exams. Planned Parenthood says the move results from Komen bowing to pressure from anti-abortion activists.
November 27, 2011 |
Best fight on TV this month? The Pacquiao vs. Marquez PPV boxing match? The dos Santos-Velasquez UFC title match on Fox? For our money it was this week's Braverman vs. Braverman throwdown on NBC's Parenthood . In this domestic demolition derby, Kristina (Monica Potter) decimated her husband Adam (Peter Krause) when she found out he hadn't been entirely honest about that gorgeous young receptionist he hired. Adam got off relatively easy. The week before, Kristina gave a boy she thought was picking on her son Max a verbal lashing so severe, you could practically feel the kid's growth spurt reversing itself.
October 16, 2011 |
This month, Planned Parenthood turns 95, and we've never looked better. Earlier this year, Americans from all walks of life - and all political parties - gave us the best birthday present ever: a drink from the fountain of youth. When Planned Parenthood's ability to provide health care was under grave attack from congressional leaders in the spring, more than one million people stood up to defend the essential health care provided by nonprofit Planned Parenthood health centers in communities throughout this country.
August 2, 2011 |
WICHITA, Kan. - A federal judge ruled Monday that Planned Parenthood would likely succeed in overturning a new Kansas law that would deny the group access to federal family-planning funding, saying he believes the law is unconstitutional and was intended to punish Planned Parenthood for advocating for abortion rights. U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten granted Planned Parenthood of Kansas' request for a temporary injunction blocking the law. The law would require the state to allocate federal family-planning dollars first to public health departments and hospitals, and leave no money for Planned Parenthood or similar groups.
April 9, 2011 |
WASHINGTON - Republicans portray Planned Parenthood as primarily focused on performing abortions and - intentionally or not - using taxpayer dollars to do it. Not so, say Democrats, who counter that the group's 800-plus health centers nationwide provide an array of services, from screenings for cancer to testing for sexually transmitted diseases. Abortion is just one of many procedures, and the law bars Planned Parenthood from using tax money for it. In the budget maelstrom that had threatened to partly shut the federal government Friday stood Planned Parenthood Federation of America, a 90-year-old organization now part of a decades-long congressional battle over abortion.
October 5, 2010
10 tonight CHANNEL 10 Disturbed about statistics on divorce among parents of children with autism, Kristina (Monica Potter, left) schedules a date night with Adam (Peter Krause, third from left).
September 17, 2010
By George Parry Across America, eager high school graduates have left for college. Media reports suggest many of them took along smart phones and video-enabled laptops that will allow them to maintain near-constant contact with home. There will be frequent opportunities for technologically enabled, real-time advice on course selections, extracurricular activities, and the challenges of dormitory living. This appears to be a convergence of communications technology and helicopter parenting - a form of child-rearing in which concerned moms and dads hover over their offspring and provide never-ending guidance and intervention to protect them from life's frustrations and vicissitudes.