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Just as the network did in a story on September 5, it provided no direct evidence linking the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) videos and the incidents, but Saturday anchor Jim Axelrod and correspondent Weijia Jiang still forged ahead with the assertion that the push in Congress to defund Planned Parenthood “could fuel frustrations and lead to more crimes” against them.


The order is scheduled to expire October 2, 2015 at 4:55 p.m., the 14-day mark from when it was issued. “For our patients, this isn’t about politics – it’s about staying healthy and building a future”.

Hutchinson and Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said they disagreed with the ruling, but that it was the first step in a broader court fight over the issue.

“Ethical conduct by Medicaid providers is a relevant factor for the state to consider“, he said. Incidentally, CBO released its report on the same day as the second Republican presidential debate, where Planned Parenthood funding took center stage.

Planned Parenthood gets around $450 million yearly in federal payments, mostly Medicaid reimbursements for handling low-income patients, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

Democrats pointed out that Planned Parenthood has always been prohibited from spending federal money on abortions, thanks to appropriations riders dating back to the 1970s.

Nonetheless, some Republicans continue to insist that their leaders must hold firm, despite the prospect of an Obama veto and even though McConnell has repeatedly made clear that legislation to defund Planned Parenthood can not pass the Senate’s 60-vote threshold, which demands compromise with minority Democrats.

Nancy “Sacred Ground” Pelosi, victor of Planned Parenthood’s 2014 Margaret Sanger Award, “abhors” abortion?

Utah Planned Parenthood is considering all possible options to preserve funding, including the possibility of a legal response, Kelly said. The bill follows the release of videos, secretly recorded by anti-abortion activists, in which Planned Parenthood officials discuss, in starkly graphic terms, certain abortion procedures and the provision of fetal tissue to medical researchers. Currently, the non-profit organization receives about two-thirds of its annual funding from private sources and revenue generated by its reproductive, maternal, and child health services.

Planned Parenthood would be blocked from receiving federal funds for the next year under legislation approved last week by the House largely along party lines. The organization only offers medication abortions at its Arkansas facilities.


The governor’s directive prompted three women who use the Little Rock clinic to file a lawsuit September 11 alleging that his action violated federal Medicaid laws and the U.S. Constitution, particularly the First and 14th amendments.

Planned Parenthood supporters rally in supporting preventive health care and family planning services in Washington