Non-profit organization that provides reproductive health services in the U.S. and globally
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Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. (PPFA), or Planned Parenthood, is a nonprofit organization that provides reproductive health care in the United States and globally. It is a tax-exempt corporation under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) and a member association of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). PPFA has its roots in Brooklyn, New York, where Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. in 1916. Sanger founded the American Birth Control League in 1921, which changed its name to Planned Parenthood in 1942.
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Republicans call for DOJ investigation into Planned Parenthood over coronavirus relief loansRepublican lawmakers have asked the Department of Justice to look into how Planned Parenthood affiliates received Paycheck Protection Program loans.
Teen Charged With Throwing Lit Incendiary Device at Planned ParenthoodAn 18-year-old in Delaware was charged with intentionally damaging a facility that provides reproductive health services, among other charges, the authorities said.
U.S. prosecutors seek new mental exam of Colorado abortion clinic gunmanFederal prosecutors urged a judge on Friday to order a new psychiatric evaluation of a Colorado man charged with murder but deemed mentally unfit to stand trial in state court for a deadly shooting..
Planned Parenthood funding argued in MissouriGovernment funding for Missouri Planned Parenthood clinics is at stake in a lawsuit argued before the state Supreme Court on Tuesday. (Dec.10 )
Colorado man deemed unfit for state court in abortion clinic shooting faces federal chargesA man deemed mentally unfit to face trial in state court for a shooting spree that killed three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado was indicted on Monday on federal charges stemming from..
Man accused of deadly shooting at Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic indicted by U.S. grand juryA man accused of fatally shooting three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado in 2015 was indicted by a U.S. grand jury on dozens of federal charges that could result in the death penalty,..
Federal grand jury indicts accused Colorado Planned Parenthood gunmanA federal grand jury in Denver indicted a man accused of fatally shooting three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado in 2015, the U.S. District Attorney's office said on Monday.
Planned Parenthood Awarded More Than $2 Million in Lawsuit Over Secret VideosPlanned Parenthood was awarded as much as $2.2 million in damages on Friday, after a federal jury in San Francisco ruled that an anti-abortion activist had broken federal and state laws when he..
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Unsure of Your State’s Abortion Laws? Check Your SmartphoneAfter a flurry of anti-abortion legislation, Planned Parenthood built the Abortion Care Finder. It joins other mobile-friendly clinic databases.
Missouri governor says Planned Parenthood clinic in jeopardyMissouri Governor Mike Parson spoke publicly for the first time since Planned Parenthood announced its St. Louis clinic's license to perform abortions is in jeopardy of not being renewed. CBS News..
Missouri, Planned Parenthood debate 'safety concerns' at abortion clinic hearingThe fate of Missouri's only abortion clinic was at stake on Monday, as a state arbiter heard arguments from Planned Parenthood and state officials who have threatened to close it and make Missouri the..
Missouri cites 'serious concerns' about safety in seeking to shut abortion clinicThe fate of Missouri's only abortion clinic was at stake on Monday, as a state arbiter heard arguments from Planned Parenthood and state officials who have threatened to close it and make Missouri the..
Missouri's only abortion clinic to challenge state shutdown orderThe fate of Missouri's only abortion clinic is at stake on Monday, as a state arbiter hears arguments from Planned Parenthood and state officials who have threatened to close the clinic and make..
Planned Parenthood fights for its abortion license in LouisianaWith some of the most restrictive abortion regulations in the country, Louisiana could potentially be left with just one abortion clinic. CBS News reporter Kate Smith joins CBSN from Shreveport,..
Planned Parenthood has been building a secret abortion "mega-clinic"The facility was built in secret to avoid delays to what will be one of the largest abortion clinics in the country
Planned Parenthood prepared to spend at least $45 million for 2020 electionPlanned Parenthood says it will spend at least $45 million in battleground states during the 2020 campaign season and the group is endorsing dozens of candidates who support abortion rights. CBS News..
Famous club near Trump rally will give profits to Planned ParenthoodThe club, used as a filming location for Prince's "Purple Rain" movie, said the Trump administration conflicts with its core value
Planned Parenthood announces record-high election spendingThe reproductive health care giant plans to spend at least $45 million during the 2020 election cycle
Planned Parenthood to open mega-clinic in Illinois, a 'regional haven' for abortion accessAmid rollbacks in abortion access, Planned Parenthood is opening a new clinic in southern Illinois to serve as a "regional haven for abortion access."
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Planned Parenthood secretly builds new "mega-clinic" in IllinoisPlanned Parenthood is opening a new "mega-clinic" in southern Illinois, close to states where abortion access is restricted. CBS News reporter Kate Smith got exclusive access to the facility and joined..
'Teetering on a public health crisis.' New Title X policy forces Ohio Planned Parenthood clinics to closeA new Trump administration policy that blocks Title X grantees from referring patients to abortion providers has left Planned Parenthood struggling to find funding
Man arrested for "terroristic" threat against Planned ParenthoodDaniel Kibler, 28, was arrested on Sunday afternoon when a SWAT team found a homemade "destructive device" located in an "open-top container" in his home
Planned Parenthood and Fired Former Chief Mired in Escalating DisputeLeana Wen, who was fired in July as Planned Parenthood president after less than a year on the job, is at odds with the group over the terms of her departure and the group’s direction.
Planned Parenthood to close two Ohio clinics after rejecting federal fundingPlanned Parenthood cited state and federal policy changes for the closure of two Cincinnati-area health centers.
Need birth control? Planned Parenthood has an app for thatIn 27 states, Planned Parenthood patients will be able to purchase birth control options through a new mobile app
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Man charged with threatening shooting at U.S. abortion clinicA Tennessee man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly posting threats online to “shoot up” a facility run by Planned Parenthood in Washington D.C., the latest arrest in a nationwide law..
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Planned Parenthood opts out of U.S. subsidies in fight over abortion referralsPlanned Parenthood said on Monday it was withdrawing from a federal program subsidizing reproductive healthcare for low-income women after the Trump administration banned participants in the program..