Former Baltimore health commissioner Dr. Leana Wen on Saturday said Planned Parenthood is withholding severance pay and health benefits owed to her under her contract in an effort to get her to sign a burdensome confidentiality agreement on her way out the door, after less than a year serving as the organization’s president and CEO.
It's time for states with leaders who support abortion rights to go on the offensive against Trump administration attempts to restrict abortion that would reduce access to health care, the president of Planned Parenthood said Tuesday.
Md. should pass legislation to reject federal funds and stop participating in the federal Title X program entirely unless individuals who qualify for services under Title X have equal access to the same family planning services as do people with private insurance or Medicaid.
Four years ago, I was given the opportunity to become the Baltimore City health commissioner. It was my dream job. Friday is my last day. Next month, I begin my new role as president of Planned Parenthood. While there is still work to be done in the city, we achieved much.
The General Assembly gave final passage Tuesday to a bill designed to protect Planned Parenthood if Congress votes to cut it off from federal funding, a move that corners Gov. Larry Hogan into taking a public stance on the divisive issue.
As Congress and the Trump administration move toward a possible cutoff of federal money for Planned Parenthood, Democratic leaders in the General Assembly are rallying around a planto have the state fill the funding gap.
Investigations in 20 states have cleared Planned Parenthood of any wrongdoing and come to an end, yet the House Select Investigative Panel continues, wasting hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars without identifying an ounce of wrongdoing by the organization. On Monday, June 13, the House Republicans' panel is scheduled to depose subpoenaed witnesses in its ongoing witch-hunt. If this deposition proceeds, it could place the lives of doctors in danger.
Minister: From seeing those who opposed abortion on religious grounds until it was their own family member who needed one, I have come to believe that all women have a moral right to make their own moral decisions.
Most would agree that abortion shouldn't be used casually for birth control, but being forced to bring an unplanned child into the world can be a major burden on a woman and society. Sex is an essential part of being human, and the consequences of sex should be dealt with humanely for both women and their fetuses. Sadly, most politicians and activists refuse to engage in difficult discussions that acknowledge and respect life's messiness.
When politicians make a point of proudly supporting the NRA, they stand in opposition to the wishes of the majority of the nation's electorate. More importantly, they stand in the way of taking action to stop the bleeding on the streets and in shopping centers, movies, schools and homes.
As your read this, there are just a few days until a new federal budget must be approved by Congress. As has become the norm for I can't remember how many years now, the required action has not been taken to this point.