Karen Handel, one-time senior vice president for public policy at the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, called Planned Parenthood’s January funding battle with Komen a “test campaign” for President Barack Obama’s reelection.
The Susan B. Anthony List, a prominent pro-life advocacy group, criticized the Obama Administration on Monday for “bypassing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s veto” by giving Planned Parenthood and other family planning groups $3.1 million in federal funds after Christie had denied them state funding.
Planned Parenthood is mounting a campaign to combat state laws in Tennessee, Michigan, and Pennsylvania designed to protect the health of women.
Former CNN and NBC anchor Campbell Brown took to the pages of the New York Times to blast Planned Parenthood for its “blind partisanship”—and warn the organization that it needs friends on both sides of the aisle if it wants to maintain federal funding.
Lawmakers in New Hampshire say that federal grants for a local Planned Parenthood usurp the state’s authority, and are considering a law that would deem the grants “invalid”.
In an appearance on Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC Thursday, U.S. senators Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) criticized the Susan G. Komen foundation for cutting funding to the nonprofit organization Planned Parenthood, which is now the subject of a U.S. House investigation. Senator Boxer likened congressional Republicans investigating Planned Parenthood to Joseph McCarthy …