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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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Time for Politicians to Stop Playing Doctor. We’re Revoking Your “Gynotician” License

Category: Birth Control, Abortion, State Fights

When was the last time you asked a politician for medical advice? We’re guessing never—but that hasn’t stopped a number of out-of-touch politicians from trying to get involved in the personal and private medical decisions best left up to a woman, her faith, and her family. Last night’s vote in the …Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Abortion, Gynotician, State Attacks, Congress


House Republicans Name Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn as Manager of 20-Week Ban

Category: Abortion

Marsha Blackburn on 20-Week Abortion Ban Bill

The House Republicans, ignoring public opinion and good policy,have steadfastly moved forward with a bill that would ban abortion nationally after 20 weeks. But a funny thing happened on the way to the floor. During the committee markup, Arizona Congressman Trent Franks said that “the incidence of r…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, 20-week ban, Trent Franks, Marsha Blackburn


Republicans Speak Out Against Franks' 20-week Ban

Category: Abortion

Arizona Rep. Trent Franks’ 20-week nationwide abortion ban is going to be up for a vote next week, and a number of Republicans are speaking out against this extreme and blatantly unconstitutional legislation that continues to play to the fringes of the party while further alienating women across the…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, 20-week ban, Trent Franks


Cecile Richards on the Rachel Maddow Show Discusses Attacks on Women's Health

Category: State Fights, Cecile Richards

Cecile Richards on Rachel Maddow

Last night, Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards joined MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow to discuss the attacks on women’s health both in Congress and in the states.  From the 20-week nationwide ban on abortion introduced by Arizona Congressman Trent Franks to the extreme Iowa bil…Continue Reading

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Obama Administration Announces Expanded Access to Emergency Contraception

Category: Birth Control, Emergency Contraception

Cecile Richards on Obama Administration's Decision on Emergency Contraception

Great news! Yesterday, the Obama administration announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will comply with a federal judge’s order to make emergency contraception available over the counter, for all women, with no age restrictions.  This is a major victory for women’s health—and for expa…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Emergency Contraception, Obama Administration, FDA