Tag Archives: planned parenthood

Redo on Samantha Bee’s History of “Pro-Life”

Last week we had the insane passage of copycat laws around the country with the express purpose of the de facto stoppage of legal abortions. Iowa, which was once a national leader in things like education and non-partisan selection of … Continue reading

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Cecile Richards Event In Iowa City Draws Supporters And Protesters

2016 is the 100th anniversary of Planned Parenthood. “Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) has its roots in Brooklyn, New York, where Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. in 1916. In 1921, Sanger founded the … Continue reading

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What IS Chuck G. Up To? Obstructin’!

Can it only be a year until we can finally say goodbye to Chuck? Once an actual senator, Chuck Grassley has turned into little more than a teabag tool as he uses his seniority and influence to stop anything and … Continue reading

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Open Letter To Senator Joni Ernst

Senator Ernst: Our country has many points of divisiveness. One of the most polarized is the issue of abortion. It is unlikely that opinion will ever move decisively in either direction. None of this “information” presented through the carefully edited … Continue reading

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Vander Plaats Pressures Branstad To Defund Planned Parenthood.

It should come as no surprise in the Republican Party’s effort to turn Iowa into a southern state that defunding Planned Parenthood would be high on the want list. Last week on the radioiowa website, Iowa’s most influential Republican was … Continue reading

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Grassley – Is He For Iowa Anymore?

Iowa’s own version of Sarah Palin – Joni Ernst – introduced a bill in the Senate to take probably the most reliable health care resource for women away from women when she introduced her bill to defund Planned Parenthood of … Continue reading

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Ernst Embarrasses Iowa Again

Wednesday evening Iowa’s own Joni Ernst proved once more that she neither understands issues nor has any idea what Iowans think when she introduced a bill to defund Planned Parenthood. In a video on HuffPost the commentator says that the … Continue reading

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IDP Reaction To Ernst PP Bill

Statement from IDP Chair Dr. Andy McGuire on Ernst’s Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood DES MOINES — Iowa Democratic Party Chair Dr. Andy McGuire today released the following statement on the bill from U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst to defund Planned … Continue reading

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Give Planned Parenthood A Hand

Planned Parenthood has been one of the top six targets of the right in this country for a long time. Depending on the talking points of the day it shares the bullseye with Social Security, Medicare, the ACA, immigrants and … Continue reading

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Real Solutions Or Fear And Hate?

Yesterday and today will be offering a dramatic contrast of the differences between what the Democratic Party stands for and what the Republican Party stands for. Last night in Cedar Rapids, Democrats met for their annual Hall of Fame dinner. … Continue reading

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