planned parenthood

WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

The Book Show #1377 - Jill Lepore

  Historian Jill Lepore was researching an article for The New Yorker on the history of Planned Parenthood and a paper on the history of evidence when she discovered that both were connected to comic book hero - Wonder Woman. That led to her new book: The Secret History of Wonder Woman.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon December 1, 2014

'Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights' By Katha Pollitt

  Forty years after the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, “abortion” is still a word that is said with outright hostility by many, despite the fact that one in three American women will have terminated at least one pregnancy by menopause. Even those who support a woman’s right to an abortion often qualify their support by saying abortion is a “bad thing,” an “agonizing decision,” making the medical procedure so remote and radioactive that it takes it out of the world of the everyday, turning an act that is normal and necessary into something shameful and secretive.

In Pro, Katha Pollitt takes on the personhood argument, reaffirms the priority of a woman’s life and health, and discusses why terminating a pregnancy can be a force for good for women, families, and society.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood's Giraffe Award

    Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood will present comedian Susie Essman with their inaugural Giraffe Award for sticking out her neck to defend abortion and reproductive rights. The 31-year standup comedy veteran has played Susie Greene for all eight seasons of the hit HBO comedy series, Curb Your Enthusiasm.

About 200 guests will attend Thursday Night’s 80 Years of Choice Celebration and hear Essman share why she supports Planned Parenthood. Our good friend Susie Essman joins us this morning along with Chelly Hegan, Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood’s President/CEO.

New York News
6:30 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

City Council Approves Compromise Allowing Prayer Vigil

Plattsburgh City Hall
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

City councilors in Plattsburgh reversed themselves this week and approved a compromise that will allow a prayer vigil in front of Planned Parenthood on Good Friday.

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New York News
12:38 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Activist Fluke To Headline Regional Planned Parenthood Celebration

Sandra Fluke

In February of last year, Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke testified before Congress regarding religious exemptions to the birth control coverage in the Affordable Care Act.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Subpoena for Planned Parenthood Information Filed in Health Center Buffer Lawsuit

Credit bloomsberries/FLickr

In July 2012, the city of Burlington, Vermont passed an ordinance creating a 35-foot buffer zone around reproductive health facilities in the city. Six women who regularly gather to pray and protest at Planned Parenthood of Northern New England sued the city, and their lawyer is seeking records from Planned
Parenthood. But the organization says the request is intrusive and irrelevant to the court case.

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The Roundtable
9:50 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Lizz Winstead's “Planned Parenthood, I Am Here For You!” Tour in Saratoga Springs

Co-creator of The Daily Show, Lizz Winstead will be the featured speaker at Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson’s Annual Celebration tonight.

Her stop in Saratoga Springs is part of her nationwide, stand-up tour “Planned Parenthood, I Am Here For You!” She began this tour to fight back against an increasing number of attacks against Planned Parenthood, which she, like many other women, has relied upon for health care during her life.

WAMC News
7:50 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Planned Parenthood Launches Anti-Romney TV Ad

Planned Parenthood is launching a TV ad campaign in three battleground states suggesting that women's rights would suffer if Republican Mitt Romney is elected president. The political arm of the women's health care organization has endorsed Democratic President Barack Obama for re-election. WAMC’s Dave Lucas has details…

The group announced Wednesday, a day after Romney claimed the GOP presidential nomination, that it would spend $1.4 million to air its ad in Florida, Iowa and Virginia, as well as Washington, D.C.

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