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Women are Watching Is Back for 2014

Category: Elections

We know it’s only February, but things are already heating up as the 2014 election approaches. Politically speaking, it’s a big year and women’s health is on the line.  Planned Parenthood advocacy and political organizations across the country will be running our largest campaign ever. In 2011, Pla…Continue Reading

Tags: Women are Watching, 2014 election


Roe Rebooted: Bringing the Torch to Our Campus

Category: Abortion

As a current undergraduate, I can’t remember a time that access to safe and legal abortion was not the law of the land. Don’t be fooled – I don’t take this right for granted. Our grandmothers, our mothers, our communities fought for this right so that I would be able to make my own decisions about m…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Roe v. Wade, College, Students, Students Advancing Sexual Safety and Empowerment


Roe v. Wade Isn’t Enough

Category: Abortion, State Fights, Congress

Not only are these attacks wrong, but they are vastly unpopular across the political spectrum.  A 2013 nationwide poll showed that voters think these are the wrong issues for Congress to focus on — Republicans (62 percent), Democrats (78 percent), and Independents (71 percent) — a report out earlier…Continue Reading

Tags: Roe v. Wade, Abortion restrictions, WHPA, Women's Health Protection Act, Guttmacher Institute, Roe at 41


What Happened At the Supreme Court Yesterday

Category: Abortion

Yesterday, the Supreme Court held oral arguments for McCullen vs. Coakley, a case that will affect whether staff and patients will have reasonable protection from violence and harassment while accessing health centers. Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts CEO Marty Walz, who was one of the le…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Planned Parenthood, Supreme Court, SCOTUS, Massachusetts, Buffer Zone, Martha Coakley


Why I Need a Buffer Zone at the Gynecologist’s Office

Category: Birth Control, Abortion

I’m a tough chick.  I’ve worked as a fitness instructor for 25 years, and I’m very physically fit. Even still, I have been threatened and harassed for years as a patient at Planned Parenthood by protesters. My most recent unpleasant experience occurred nearly two years ago at a Boston Planned Parent…Continue Reading

Tags: Supreme Court, Massachusetts, Buffer Zone


What Are the Women’s Health Cases before the Supreme Court This Term?

Category: Birth Control

Since the Supreme Court started their new term in October, there have been a lot of developments on issues related to women’s health.  We pulled together a quick overview, to get you up to speed about what has already taken place, and what’s on the horizon. What’s Happened: Arizona 20 Week Ban — D…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Supreme Court, Oklahoma, Justice Sotomayor, Arizona, Massachusetts, Buffer Zone, Hobby Lobby