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Texas GOP v. Planned Parenthood: A Scorecard

Almost six months ago, undercover videos purported to show Planned Parenthood official in Texas discussing illegal acts. Texas Republicans pounced, opening up multiple battlefronts against the embattled women’s health organization. So far, efforts to investigate and defund the organization have produced few results, other than indictments of the undercover videographers.

The waiting room at Planned Parenthood of Gulf Coast's ambulatory surgical center in Houston Friday, August 2, 2013.
The waiting room at Planned Parenthood of Gulf Coast's ambulatory surgical center in Houston Friday, August 2, 2013.

Facing Felony Charges, Anti-Abortion Group Cites Free Speech Protections

As more details about the charges against anti-abortion activists who secretly-recorded Planned Parenthood staff come to light, the videographers are vowing to fight back — setting up a possible legal battle over First Amendment protections.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks with reporters during an event in Iowa on Nov. 28, 2015.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks with reporters during an event in Iowa on Nov. 28, 2015.

Cruz Condemns Colorado Shooting, Rejects Anti-Abortion Link

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is condemning the fatal shooting of three people at a Planned Parenthood location in Colorado but also aggressively pushing back on suggestions the shooter was part of the anti-abortion movement. Speaking to reporters Sunday, Cruz claimed a report identified the shooter as a "woman and transgendered leftist activist."

Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz at the "Rally for Religious Liberty" in Des Moines, Iowa, on August 21, 2015.
Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz at the "Rally for Religious Liberty" in Des Moines, Iowa, on August 21, 2015.

Cruz to Lead 50-State Attack on Planned Parenthood

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who has assiduously courted evangelicals throughout his presidential run, will take a lead role in the launch this week of an ambitious 50-state campaign to end taxpayer support for Planned Parenthood — a move that is likely to give the GOP candidate a major primary-season boost.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton testifies on July 29, 2015, before the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on an investigation into Planned Parenthood's practices.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton testifies on July 29, 2015, before the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on an investigation into Planned Parenthood's practices.

Paxton: Texas Planned Parenthood Video "Consistent" With Others

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton confirmed on Wednesday that a video obtained by his office as part of its investigation into Planned Parenthood practices is “consistent” with other undercover videos released by an anti-abortion group.