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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

Tags: African Americans for Planned Parenthood


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


A Big Week for Global Women’s Health

Category: Abortion, Global

Peace Corps Equity Act

In the last 48 hours, the House and Senate have taken major steps to shape the budget that affects U.S. foreign affairs spending – and their positions couldn’t be farther apart when it comes investing in global women’s health. The House wants to slash funding for international family planning and br…Continue Reading

Tags: Global, Global Gag Rule, Jeanne Shaheen, Peace Corps Equity Act, Rep. Nita Lowey


David Cross and Amber Tamblyn Know the Danger of Gynoticians

Category: Abortion, State Fights

Politicians are doing their darndest to insert themselves into the exam room, intruding upon the personal and private decisions best left up to a woman and her doctor.   And we’re not the only ones who’ve noticed this trend… Actors Amber Tamblyn and David Cross, put together a video highlighting ju…Continue Reading

Tags: Gynotician, Amber Tamblyn, David Cross


North Dakota Judge Blocks Extreme Abortion Law

Category: Abortion

A federal judge in North Dakota has blocked the state’s law banning abortions as early as six weeks—before many women know they are pregnant.  The law, which would ultimately outlaw abortion in the state demonstrated just how far some politicians would go to take away women’s access to safe and lega…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, North Dakota, State Fights


First VA Governor’s Race Debate Verdict? Ken Cuccinelli Can’t Be Trusted with Women’s Health

Category: Abortion

Ken Cuccinelli Can't Be Trusted

On Saturday, Ken Cuccinelli faced off against Terry McAuliffe in the first gubernatorial debate of 2013. Everything was on the table, including women’s health.  Considering Cuccinelli’s long history of trying to restrict and limit women’s access to safe and legal abortion, it was hardly a surprise …Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia, Personhood