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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


Let the Michigan Voters Decide on the Insurance Abortion Ban

Category: Abortion, State Fights

In October, Michigan politicians, backed by Right to Life of Michigan, invoked a rarely-used, veto-proof maneuver to try to pass a complete ban on insurance coverage of abortion — a policy opposed by doctors, women and vetoed by two previous Republican governors.  Not only would coverage for abortio…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Michigan, Abortion restrictions, Insurance ban


World AIDS Day: Continuing the Fight for the Healthiest Generation

Category: Global

We have come a long way in the fight against HIV/AIDS; yet the epidemic continues to affect millions of people around the world and in the United States. That’s why on this World AIDS day we’re renewing our commitment to achieving an AIDS-free generation.  Despite advances in health care access and…Continue Reading

Tags: World AIDS Day, Planned Parenthood Global, AIDS


What You Need to Know About the Birth Control Cases Before the Supreme Court

Category: Birth Control, Emergency Contraception

Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius

Birth control enables women to complete their education, support themselves financially, manage certain medical conditions, and plan their families. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, millions of women now have access to birth control at no (out-of pocket) cost. Over 40 for-profit companies have sue…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Emergency Contraception, Birth Control Lawsuits, Supreme Court


What You Need to Know About the Legal Fight Against Admitting Privileges for Abortion Providers in Texas

Category: Abortion, State Fights

Stand with Texas Women

Last week, we wrote about the status of Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s fight to stop the extreme and dangerous anti-women’s health law that was rammed through by Governor Rick Perry and his cronies this past July (after two special sessions, a citizen filibuster, and a Texas-sized stando…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Texas, Filibuster, HB 2, Admitting Priviledges, Courts


Defeat of Albuquerque Abortion Ban Is a Decisive Warning to Congress and Nation

Category: Abortion

Albuquerque Special Election

Yesterday’s defeat of the first-ever municipal abortion ban in the city of Albuquerque marks a major victory for women’s health and shows that voters don’t want to take personal medical decisions out of the hands of women and their doctors.  If enacted, the referendum would have banned abortions at …Continue Reading

Tags: New Mexico, New Mexico abortion bill, 20 week ban, Albuquerque