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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

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For Condescending Cookies and Cutting off Women's Health Access, NC Gov. Pat McCrory is Gynotician of the Week

Category: State Fights

Pat McCrory Gynotician

Not surprisingly, this week’s Gynotician of the Week is North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory. After promising to enact no new abortion restrictions during his campaign in 2012, Governor McCrory signed into law sweeping anti-women’s health legislation that will dramatically restrict access to safe an…Continue Reading

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Obamacare IS Working

Category: Birth Control, Obamacare

It’s been three years since Obamacare, aka the Affordable Care Act, aka the health care law, was signed into law, and already millions of women, families, and young people are benefiting from it.  And yet, the fight seems to be getting all the attention.  You’ve heard this one before: politicians i…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare


From Nevada to New Orleans: Spreading the Word about Obamacare to the Latino Community

Category: Latinos

I’m adding to my frequent flyer miles as the summer o’ conferences comes to a close.  The Latino Engagement team has been crisscrossing the country and working with our amazing affiliates and partner organizations to spread the word about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, and a…Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, Latinos, Affordable Care Act, Latinos for Planned Parenthood


Gynotician of the Week: Missouri State Senator Brian Nieves

Category: Abortion

This past week, in a debate on his Facebook page, Missouri State Senate Majority Caucus Whip Brian Nieves dismissed the need for lifesaving abortions, going so far to say that an abortion to save a woman’s life is “a matter of convenience.”  Maybe to Nieves it’s a “matter of convenience,” but to wo…Continue Reading

Tags: Gynotician, Gynotician of the Week, Abortion restrictions


Marco Rubio Wants to Make Your Personal Medical Decisions

Category: Abortion, Congress

Last year, Florida Senator Marco Rubio co-sponsored the much-talked-about Blunt amendment — which would have let your boss decide whether women could get access to affordable birth control or not.  So it’s really no surprise that Rubio would volunteer to be the lead sponsor on a bill banning abortio…Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, Marco Rubio, Blunt Amendment, Abortion restrictions, 20 week ban