Planned Parenthood: Long a lightning rod in US culture wars

Hope Chapel members pray before the congregation's first service since the death of one of their elders, Garrett Swasey, in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. Swasey, a 44-year-old police officer at the University of Colorado, was killed during Friday's shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs. (Daniel Owen/The Gazette via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITNEW YORK (AP) — As a leading defender of abortion rights and comprehensive sex education, Planned Parenthood deals daily with some of America’s most contentious issues, and is well accustomed to receiving verbal threats.

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