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OUR SPACE, OUR PLANNED PARENTHOOD: Reflections on Proudly Owning Our Reproductive Health as Black Women

Category: African Americans for Planned Parenthood

Angela Ferrell-Zabala is the Director of African American Leadership and Engagement for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund The things that I remember most about growing up in my family are the rich stories that were shared. The words would dance from the mou…Continue Reading

Tags: African Americans for Planned Parenthood


3.3 Million and Counting: Obamacare Enrollment by the Numbers

Category: Obamacare

Great news! With each and every day, more and more individuals are getting access to affordable health care with Obamacare (not to mention the millions of women who are already benefitting from access to preventive care with no copay).  Yesterday, new numbers were released showing that as of Februar…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, Preventive Benefit


Iowa House Just Passed an Abortion Restriction That Would Decimate Access for Iowa Women

Category: Abortion, State Fights

In Iowa, opponents are attacking from every angle in their attempts to restrict a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion, with their latest attempts targeting the delivery of medication abortion via telemedicine.   Medication abortion has been safe and legal in the U.S. for over a decade, and i…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Abortion restrictions, Iowa, telemedicine, non-surgical abortion


The Moral March in Raleigh: Women Will Not Go Back

Category: Abortion, State Fights

Tomorrow, on February 8, thousands of people upset and disappointed by the extreme right turn North Carolina has taken in the past legislative session will gather in downtown Raleigh to march for a new beginning. In the last year, North Carolina became a flashpoint for using deeply unpopular politi…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, North Carolina, Abortion restrictions, Moral March, Raleigh, Voting Rights


The Republican Alternative to Obamacare: Pay More, Get Less

Category: Obamacare, Congress

After nearly 50 votes, and four years of doing everything they can to dismantle and derail the Affordable Care Act, some Republican opponents to the health care law finally took a different strategy and announced they will propose a health care plan of their own.  Spoiler Alert! It’s not great. Sen…Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, pre-existing conditions, Republican


7 Favorite Moments from the President’s State of the Union

Category: Obamacare, Congress

Last night, the President delivered his fifth state of the union address, outlining his policy priorities for the upcoming year and his vision for our country: Equal opportunities, fair pay, and access to health care for every American. Here are some of our favorite moments from the president’s spee…Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, Congress, Equal Pay, Lilly Ledbetter, State of the Union, SOTU, President Barack Obama