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Timeline: 100 Years of Birth Control

Category: Birth Control, Obamacare

100 years of birth control, 7-21-14. Blog feature image.

Since Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger coined the term "birth control" in 1914, contraception has truly revolutionized women's lives in the United States, and around the world. This timeline begins that year and ends 100 years later in 2014, as 99 percent of sexually active women report us…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Abortion, Obamacare, Infographic, Timeline, Margaret Sanger


Rick Perry’s Texas Women’s Health Program Leaves Many Women Without…

Category: State Fights

What happens when Governor Rick Perry blocks Planned Parenthood health centers from participating in the Texas Women’s Health Program?  The 50,000 low-income women who had previously gone to one of the 47 Planned Parenthood health centers for access to affordable birth control, lifesaving cancer scr…Continue Reading

Tags: Texas, women's health, Rick Perry, Texas women's health


What Governor Bob McDonnell Failed to Mention in His State of the Commonwealth

Category: Obamacare, State Fights

The other day, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell gave his State of the Commonwealthwhere he addressed what he accomplished in 2012 and laid out his priorities for 2013.   It didn’t come as much of a surprise that he completely avoided discussing women’s health—especially after last year’s misstep wit…Continue Reading

Tags: Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia, Bob McDonnell, Affordable Care Act


New York Governor Announces Historic Women's Equality Act, State Will Lead Nation in Women's Health and Rights

Category: Legislation

The audience at New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address this week erupted into thunderous applause when he announced his commitment to passing the Reproductive Health Act as part of a broad Women’s Equality Act. As you might imagine, women’s health advocates in New York are th…Continue Reading

Tags: New York, Andrew Cuomo, Reproductive Health Act