HuffPostLive Panel: Will The GOP Actually Defund #PlannedParenthood? (09/17/15)

In brief: My latest HuffPoLive panel!

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Host Zerlina Maxwell was kind enough to invite me on to discuss the latest attempts by the GOP to defund Planned Parenthood, what that actually means for reproductive healthcare in this country, and how it fits into the larger anti-choice movement’s plans to end access to abortion as well as preventative care.

I was psyched to be joined by Erin Matson, who — along with her ReproAction co-founder Pamela Merritt — was my first guest on The Katie Speak Show! It’s no secret I love their mission and it was great to have her weigh in. She tells the story of the oddest anti-choice tactic I’ve heard in a while from this morning’s Virginia Board of Health proceedings where Erin was present to testify against TRAP laws.

CLICK to watch:

Will The GOP Actually Defund Planned Parenthood?

Follow the awesome people on panel with me:

Laura Barron-Lopez, Congressional Reporter, The Huffington Post


Erin Matson, co-founder of ReproAction.

Links to on-air references:

“GOP Bills Seem to Confuse Planned Parenthood With Kermit Gosnell” by Emily Crockett at RH Reality Check

“House GOP Searches For A Way To Avert Government Shutdown While Still Defunding Planned Parenthood” by Laura Barron-Lopez at Huffington Post

“8 Things The GOP Debate Got Wrong About Abortion And Planned Parenthood” at Huffington Post

“GOP Candidates Want To Put A Planned Parenthood Board Member On The $10 Bill:
Rosa Parks sat on the national board of the family planning provider.”
at Huffington Post

“Fact Check: How Does Planned Parenthood Spend That Government Money?” via NPR

“Senators eye path to skirt shutdown” via Politico

“Obama Threatens To Veto Planned Parenthood Defunding Bill” via Huffington Post

“Widespread Public Support Bolsters Bill to End Restrictions on Abortion Coverage” — my piece for Truthout

“Why We’re Losing the Planned Parenthood Debate, and How We Can Win” by Erin Matson & Pamela Merritt at Rolling Stone

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  1. Hal Sparks Radio Prgm — #PlannedParenthood Kicking GOP’s Ass In Popularity Contest — (09/19/15) |

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