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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


Good News: Judge Rules To Make "Morning-After Pill" More Accessible

Category: Emergency Contraception

Emergency Contraception Definition

A great way to start the weekend!  A federal judge ruled that emergency contraception, more commonly known as the morning-after pill, must be available over the counter, without any age restrictions. This is a major victory for women of all ages.   By postponing ovulation before a pregnancy can occ…Continue Reading

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Access to Health Care Shouldn’t Depend on Your Zip Code

Category: Abortion, State Fights

Access to Care Shouldn't Depend on Your Zip Code

What just happened in North Dakota shows how far some politicians will go to take away women’s access to safe and legal abortion. On Tuesday, Governor Jack Dalrymple signed a six-week abortion ban, which effectively outlaws abortion in the state. The law is plainly unconstitutional, but that doesn’t…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, North Dakota, State Fights


18 Birth Control Bosses Trying to Sue in Affordable Care Act Lawsuit

Category: Birth Control

Bosses of Birth Control

As of today, 18 for-profit companies have filed lawsuits to earn the right to deny women access to birth control with no co-pay. That’s right — even though the birth control benefit, as part of the Affordable Care Act, already provides an exemption for religious institutions and places of worship, t…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Birth Control Lawsuits


Great News: The Violence Against Women Act is the Law of the Land

Category: Legislation, Congress

President Obama Signs the Violence Against Women Act

After two years of back-and-forth, the comprehensive Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has finally become a reality.  The inclusive version of the bill was signed into law yesterday by President Obama, marking a major victory for women and families across the country. VAWA has already made a critic…Continue Reading

Tags: President Obama, LGBT, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)


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)