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~ By Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America ~  I see it every single time I walk into a Planned Parenthood health center. And if you've ever walked through those doors — especially as a patient — then you know exactly what I'm talking about. The nurses and doctors, th…Continue Reading


New Map: 80% of Abortion Providers in Texas Close Overnight

Category: Abortion

New Map: 80% of Abortion Providers in Texas Close Overnight

A few months ago, we showed you a map of the impact of dangerous laws in the south on access to safe and legal abortion. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit just ruled that provisions of H.B. 2 can go into effect immediately. As a result, more than a dozen abortion providers in Texas ha…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, State Fights, Texas

Guest Post: The Hyde Amendment 38 Years Ago Today—An Anniversary I’d Like to Forget 2

Category: Abortion

Carly Manes is a Planned Parenthood Young Leadership Advisory Council member and a senior at the University of Michigan majoring in public policy. An earlier version of this blog was posted on The Michigan Daily.  We at Planned Parenthood recognize that making the decision about whether to choose…Continue Reading

Tags: Planned Parenthood Generation, Hyde Amendment

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

Tags: African Americans for Planned Parenthood

ShowOUT to Vote: Why I’m Helping My Fellow Classmates Register to Vote

Category: State Fights, Elections

Delma Catalina is a Texas State University student and a Planned Parenthood Generation organizer. You don’t have to meet a Texan to know that we are proud about a lot of things, our voter turnout — not so much. But our Planned Parenthood Generation group here at Texas State University is trying to…Continue Reading

Tags: Texas, Election Day, International Youth Day, Voting Rights, Youth Organizing and Policy Institute, Planned Parenthood Generation

Four Fun Facts: Why Recent Over-the-Counter Birth Control Proposals are Really Underhanded

Category: Birth Control

Women’s health Chumps like Cory Gardner from Colorado and Thom Tillis from North Carolina are suddenly super into making birth control pills available without a prescription. Gee, getting contraceptives over-the-counter sure sounds great. And that’s just what they want you to think. The reality is …Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare, Thom Tillis, ACA, Cory Gardner