A federal judge blocked Georgia's heartbeat bill from going into effect, striking a blow against the pro-life movement that has seen significant legislative achievements repeatedly blunted by the courts.
Longtime abortion doctor Forrest Smith testified Wednesday that some of the abortion procedures recommended by Planned Parenthood in the 2015 videos released by a pro-life group would have resulted in "live birth."
Leana Wen, who was president of Planned Parenthood until the organization fired her in July, alleged the abortion provider is trying to "buy" her silence, according to a document obtained by the New York Times.
Planned Parenthood vacuumed up tens of millions of taxpayer dollars each year through the Title X federal birth control program, but is now cutting ties with the program as a regulation prohibiting abortion referrals is set to go into effect.
After Planned Parenthood fired Leana Wen on Tuesday, sources told BuzzFeed News Wen had been in negotiations with the board over her departure for weeks because of poor relationships with staff and "a complete lack of leadership capability."
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will allow a Trump administration ban on Title X funding for abortion providers to go into effect on Thursday after abortion advocates and a group of states sought an emergency stay for the policy.