I Am Emily X
is "the true-life diary of a frontline Planned Parenthood
worker and activist", created in response to the 40 Days for Life
Campaign. "*For their safety and protection, Emily X represents a small handful of Planned Parenthood workers and activists, who may or may not be named Emily."
posted by mewithoutyou
on Oct 12, 2007 -
Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood
. At its core, the case is about the constitutionality of New Hampshire's abortion notification law. In reality, the two questions before the Court
are a bit more complex. This may be one of the most significant abortion-related cases in years, and a ruling in favor of New Hampshire may put a serious dent in in the pro-choice movement. As a result, the Court has taken the rare step of allowing C-Span to air audio of the arguments
soon after they conclude. (more inside)
posted by schoolgirl report
on Nov 29, 2005 -
Target responds to recent coverage of their policies
on dispensing emergency contraception with a fluffy PR email that invokes, of all things, the Civil Rights Act of 1964. (No news yet on whether Jewish cashiers can refuse to sell pork or vegan cashiers can refuse to ring up all meat...) Unfortunately, Target isn't the only company
doing this. But their popularity has made them a ripe target (!) for criticism. Whose civil rights are more important? Pharmacists' or customers'?
posted by bitter-girl.com
on Nov 15, 2005 -
Turning Pickets Into Pledges
Planned Parenthood has launched a new program that "creates a no-win situation for anti-choice protesters — the more picketers who demonstrate outside a Planned Parenthood
clinic, the more donations that clinic receives." This campaign allows supporters to pledge between 25 cents and one dollar per protester -- not a lot of money, but it adds up to thousands over time.
posted by zarq
on Dec 23, 2004 -
Remember this thread
regarding Planned Parenthood of Iowa, confidentiality and a murder investigation? The county attorney has now dropped the case
due to lack of resources. I was looking forward to the ruling on this one.
posted by justlisa
on Oct 9, 2002 -
Pregnancy test results are not considered part of confidential medical records.
Why, you say? Because the cops wanted to find out who dumped an abandoned baby, and subpoenaed Planned Parenthood's records to see who had gotten positive pregnancy test results recently. The rationale for the judge's ruling? "...the records aren't medical records because the staff who provide pregnancy tests aren't required to be doctors or nurses."
posted by beth
on Jul 18, 2002 -