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New Group Launches to Harness Political Power of Women

Julie Pace AP News
Dubbed Supermajority, the group, which describes itself as multiracial and intergenerational, has a goal of training and mobilizing 2 million women over the next year to become organizers and political leaders in their communities.

Friday Nite Videos -- January 29, 2016

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Stephen Colbert Moderates An All-Trump Debate. Jefferson Airplane: Crown of Creation. Planned Parenthood Indictments: Seth Meyers. Sesame Street With Donald Grump. An American Disaster: The Crisis in Flint.

Vindication for Planned Parenthood - Grand Jury Indicts Anti-Choice Zealots Who Produced Phony Planned Parenthood Videos

New York Times editorial New York Times
Neither the videos nor the many investigations that followed have found any evidence that Planned Parenthood employees offered to sell fetal tissue for a profit. Texas is the 12th state in which investigations stemming from the videos have found no wrongdoing by Planned Parenthood. A grand jury in Harris County, Tex., went a step further. Though it was convened to investigate Planned Parenthood, it indicted two members of the group that made the videos instead.

A Showdown Year for Reproductive Rights

Nina Martin ProPublica
Two potentially sweeping Supreme Court cases set the stage for a seismic shift in the battle over abortion and contraception.

Here's What It's Like to Work at Planned Parenthood

Kevin Drum Mother Jones
After two days of near silence, Republican presidential candidates are finally praying for the victims of the Colorado attack. Praying is always okay, even for sinners. It's a turn of phrase that doesn't risk showing even the slightest desire to protect Planned Parenthood from future attacks. Republicans might not want Planned Parenthood workers killed, but they sure don't seem to mind if their angry hordes do everything just short of that.

Today, We Fight Back

Cecile Richards Huffington Post, The Blog
Cecile Richards: We know exactly what Planned Parenthood does for millions of people in this country, we will not let those committed to ending abortion access in this country use fraud and deception to cut millions of people off from high-quality preventive care, and we will not stand for this relentless assault on reproductive health care.
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