Melanie Israel is a research associate for the DeVos Center for Religion & Civil Society at The Heritage Foundation.

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September 20, 2019, 10:28 AM EDT
(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) The pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute (Planned Parenthood’s former research arm) on Tuesday released a new report on U.S. abortion data.
September 17, 2019, 9:42 AM EDT
(Photo by ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images) Americans are reacting in disgust at the discovery of more than 2,000 fetal remains uncovered at the home of a deceased abortion doctor.
August 20, 2019, 3:28 PM EDT
(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Planned Parenthood is making good on its threat to choose abortion over Title X funds.
May 30, 2019, 9:40 AM EDT
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January 24, 2019, 10:29 AM EST
Planned Parenthood quietly released its long-expected annual report covering 2017-2018 over the holiday weekend.
December 11, 2018, 9:38 AM EST
The Supreme Court on Monday missed an opportunity to bring clarity to an area of the law about which the lower courts are divided: Whether states can prevent Medicaid funds from going to pay for non-abortion services at Planned Parenthood clinics.
August 10, 2018, 9:18 AM EDT
Earlier this week, CNS News reported that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently signed a one-year, $15,900 contract with Advanced Bioscience Resources to acquire human fetal tissue “for implantation into severely immune-compromised mice to create chimeric animals that have a human immune system.”
November 14, 2017, 4:11 PM EST
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a critical First Amendment challenge to a California law that forces life-affirming pregnancy centers to promote abortion.
October 26, 2017, 2:59 PM EDT
The U.S. government helped facilitate the abortion of an illegal minor’s unborn child early Wednesday morning, after the Trump administration had fought to prevent such a scenario.
August 21, 2017, 8:44 AM EDT
Last week, a federal appeals court upheld Arkansas’ decision to cancel its Medicaid provider agreement with Planned Parenthood, which allowed Medicaid recipients to receive non-abortion services at Planned Parenthood clinics.
July 25, 2017, 4:12 PM EDT
The fight to save Charlie Gard, the British infant at the center of a worldwide debate about parental rights and medical treatment, is coming to a close.
May 31, 2017, 9:33 AM EDT
For the year ended June 30, 2016, Planned Parenthood reported $554,600,000 in “government health services grants & reimbursements.”