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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


Republicans Should Get on Board in Protecting Women's Health

Category: Congress

Democrats have once again preempted Republicans on the issue of women's health, this week introducing in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, the Women's Health Protection Act.  In response to an unprecedented level of attacks on women’s reproductive health over the past few years,…Continue Reading

Tags: Republicans, Congress, GOP, Republicans for Planned Parenthood, Women's Health Protection Act


Is This the End of the Republican Party?

Category: Elections, Republicans

In the wake of the defeat of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in the governor's race, I hope we can say this is the end of the Republican Party as we know it. The key words being "as we know it," and how it has been the past few years. Many lifelong Republicans like me have seen our party co…Continue Reading

Tags: Republicans, Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia, Virginia Governor's Race, Republicans for Planned Parenthood


A Deceptive Ballot Measure in Albuquerque

Category: Abortion, State

Albuquerque Abortion Ban

Senator Lindsey Graham may have introduced a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks in every state with extremely limited exceptions, but opponents of women’s health are taking a different tactic in New Mexico, trying to impose a city-wide ban in Albuquerque. It is the first-ever popular refer…Continue Reading

Tags: New Mexico, Abortion restrictions, 20 week ban, Albuquerque, ballot measure


We’re Going on Offense with the Women’s Health Protection Act

Category: Congress

For the past three years, we've seen an onslaught of attempts to chip away at women's access to health care—as recently as this week, with Senator Lindsey Graham's nationwide 20 week abortion ban. But we've had enough. It's time to go on offense. Today, Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tammy Bald…Continue Reading

Tags: Congress, WHPA, Women's Health Protection Act, Senator Blumenthal, Senator Tammy Baldwin, Representative Judy Chu


Celebrating “Thanks, Birth Control” Day!

Category: Birth Control

Nearly all sexually active women—99%—have used birth control at some point in their lives. It’s basic preventive care, and it's benefited generations of women who have been able to plan their families and accomplish their goals. That’s why today, we’re celebrating The National Campaign to Prevent Te…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare