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Court Protects Alabama Women from Dangerous Abortion Restrictions, But Similar Laws Loom in Other States

Category: Abortion, State Fights, TRAP

Restrictions on abortion threaten to close women’s health centers across the country — especially in the South. But a federal court just ruled to protect Alabama women from the latest attack: In Alabama, a federal court struck down a law that would have shuttered all but two of the state’s only heal…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, TRAP, Alabama


A Texas-Style Roundup of the Ongoing Fight for Women’s Health

Category: State Fights

This week, Planned Parenthood returned to court, asking a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to uphold a ruling of a federal district court blocking a Texas law that when it took effect was projected to eliminate access to safe, legal abortion for one out of three T…Continue Reading

Tags: Texas, Governor Rick Perry, Abortion restrictions, Admitting Priviledges, Fifth Circuit


Cecile Richards Discusses Birth Control and the Supreme Court with MSNBC’s Alex Wagner

Category: Birth Control, Video

Last week, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor temporarily blocked implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit requirement as applied to religiously affiliated organizations. This dispute is not about whether or not churches and places of worship are exempt from covering birt…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Cecile Richards, Justice Sotomayor, MSNBC, Alex Wagner


What Justice Sotomayor’s Ruling Is Really About

Category: Birth Control, Obamacare

Earlier this week, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor grabbed some headlines (and understandably caused some confusion) after she temporarily blocked implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit requirement as applied to religiously affiliated organizations.  To be clear: the…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare, Birth Control Lawsuits, Affordable Care Act, Supreme Court, Justice Sotomayor, SCOTUS


New Year’s Resolutions We Would Like to See Politicians Make…

Category: Birth Control, Obamacare, Congress

Each New Year brings new hope and opportunity: a fresh start.  It’s a time to look forward and of course, a time to make some resolutions.   While our resolution remains the same as always—to protect women’s rights and make sure millions of women, men, and young people can continue to rely on Planne…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare, Congress, Affordable Care Act, New Year's resolutions, Guttmacher Institute


An international Boundary Breaker wins this year’s Ladies Choice...

Category: Birth Control, Photos

Each new year brings new accomplishments and new "firsts"-as we leave the past behind and break some boundaries on the way, whether it be in politics or in the culture at large. Sally Ride, the first woman in space, Marie Curie, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and Jeannette Rankin, the first w…Continue Reading

Tags: Global, Ladies Choice Awards, Gloria Steinem, Sex Ed