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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


What Justice Sotomayor’s Ruling Is Really About

Category: Birth Control, Obamacare

Earlier this week, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor grabbed some headlines (and understandably caused some confusion) after she temporarily blocked implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit requirement as applied to religiously affiliated organizations.  To be clear: the…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare, Birth Control Lawsuits, Affordable Care Act, Supreme Court, Justice Sotomayor, SCOTUS


New Year’s Resolutions We Would Like to See Politicians Make…

Category: Birth Control, Obamacare, Congress

Each New Year brings new hope and opportunity: a fresh start.  It’s a time to look forward and of course, a time to make some resolutions.   While our resolution remains the same as always—to protect women’s rights and make sure millions of women, men, and young people can continue to rely on Planne…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare, Congress, Affordable Care Act, New Year's resolutions, Guttmacher Institute


An international Boundary Breaker wins this year’s Ladies Choice...

Category: Birth Control, Photos

Each new year brings new accomplishments and new "firsts"-as we leave the past behind and break some boundaries on the way, whether it be in politics or in the culture at large. Sally Ride, the first woman in space, Marie Curie, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and Jeannette Rankin, the first w…Continue Reading

Tags: Global, Ladies Choice Awards, Gloria Steinem, Sex Ed


You'll Never Guess Which Was the Best Moment of the Year....

Category: Birth Control, Abortion, State Fights

As we head into 2014, we're saying thanks for the memories (and these in particular)… Winner: Texas Citizens' Filibuster Helps Take Down #SB5 After a marathon 11-hour filibuster where State Senators Wendy Davis, Kirk Watson, and Leticia Van de Putte pulled out all the stops in their efforts to r…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Texas, Filibuster, Wendy Davis, North Carolina, Supreme Court, Ladies Choice Awards, Ladies Choice


And the Ladies’ Choice Award for Gynotician of the Year Goes to….

Category: Abortion, Obamacare, Congress

You remember our newly-coined term gynotician? A politician who feels more qualified than women and their doctors to make women's health care decisions. It seems there were quite a few politicians across the country trying to earn the Gynotician title and get involved in the personal and private m…Continue Reading

Tags: Marsha Blackburn, Gynotician, Rick Perry, 20 week ban, Pat McCrory, Ted Cruz, Senator Lindsey Graham, Ladies Choice Awards