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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


Latinos and the Affordable Care Act

Category: Latinos

Yesterday, October 1, 2013, marked a turning point in the history of the U.S. health care system as we know it. Eligible Americans and residents alike were able to begin enrolling in affordable health insurance plans as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, in honor of Pres…Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, Latinos, Latinos for Planned Parenthood, Obamacare Works


Shutdown Puts Politics Over Women’s Health

Category: Obamacare, Congress

Late Saturday night, anti-women’s health lawmakers in the House of Representatives, showed they are willing to do whatever it takes to stop Obamacare and take away women’s access to health care, even if that includes shutting down the entire government.  To make matters worse, they snuck in a provi…Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, Budget, shutdown, House Republicans


Planned Parenthood v. Abbott: The Fight in Texas Continues in Court

Category: Abortion, State Fights

Planned Parenthood v. Abbot

Remember when Gov. Rick Perry and his cronies rammed through an extreme and dangerous anti-women’s health law—after two special sessions, a citizen filibuster, and a Texas-sized standoff? Well, the fight isn’t over. Today, Planned Parenthood Federation of America filed a lawsuit with the Center for…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, State Fights, Texas, HB 2, Lawsuit


After Losing the Election with the Greatest Gender Gap, Romney Campaigns with Cuccinelli

Category: Birth Control, Abortion, Elections

If last November’s election taught us anything, it’s that women’s health is a good investment.  Mitt Romney lost the presidential election (and Virginia) with the greatest gender gap in Gallup’s history.  And now guess where he is:  headlining a fundraiser, days after a new poll shows Democratic can…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare, Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia, Mitt Romney


A Great Week at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference

Category: African Americans

African-American women understand Planned Parenthood.  They understand Planned Parenthood’s commitment to providing quality health care and eliminating health disparities; they understand Planned Parenthood’s commitment to bodily integrity and self-determination; and they understand Planned Parentho…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, CBCF, African Americans for Planned Parenthood, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation