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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


Republicans Vote Against Violence Against Women Act, But 33 Support It

Category: Republicans

These days there is so much partisan bickering in the halls of Congress that it is refreshing to hear about instances where important legislation is passed with broad bipartisan support, like with the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. While it took a few attempts and a few months e…Continue Reading

Tags: Republicans, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)


CDC Study Shows Importance of Birth Control for Women

Category: Birth Control, Emergency Contraception

This morning, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the results of their first publication ever on the use of emergency contraception in the United States.  The findings are telling! With 11 percent of women having used emergency contraception at least once in their lives, t…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Emergency Contraception, CDC


One Billion Rising Urges the Passing of the Violence Against Women Act

Category: Legislation, Congress

This Valentine’s Day, Planned Parenthood affiliates and organizations across the country are sending a strong message to members of Congress: we must put an end to violence against women. As part of the One Billion Rising campaign to rally one billion people around the world to stand up against vio…Continue Reading

Tags: Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), One Billion Rising


Violence Against Women Act controversy? It’s not controversial

Category: Legislation, Congress

First passed in 1994 with broad bipartisan support, and reauthorized TWICE since with improved protections, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is a critical law that has had a tremendous impact on reducing the national rate of intimate partner violence.  One would think that passing a bill that w…Continue Reading

Tags: Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Patrick Leahy, Mike Crapo


Hillary Clinton’s Legacy on Women and Girls Goes On

Category: Global

Today is Hillary Clinton’s last day of work at the State Department.  It is also the day when John Kerry will begin his work as secretary of state.   As this transition takes place, one issue we have paid close attention to is the future of U.S. leadership for women’s health and rights globally, whi…Continue Reading

Tags: Obama Administration, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Secretary of State, White House