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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

Not in Her Shoe's--It's Time to Have an Authentic Conversation About Abortion

Category: Abortion

With the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade next week, we’re reminded that women’s health and rights have come a long way in the last 40 years.  It’s been 40 years since the Supreme Court ruled that a woman has a right to make her own personal medical decisions, and 40 years of ensuring a woman’s right…Continue Reading

Tags: 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, roe v wade, not in her shoes

Top Five Things You Need to Know About Ken Cuccinelli

Category: State Fights

Virginia’s Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is running for governor, and as of 5 p.m. yesterday he secured his place as the nominee.  Want to know where he stands on women’s health issues?  It ain’t pretty.  Take a look below. Cuccinelli is against abortion, even in cases of rape and incest.When 6…Continue Reading

Tags: Ken Cuccinelli, Ken Cuccinelli on the issues

Rick Perry’s Texas Women’s Health Program Leaves Many Women Without…

Category: State Fights

What happens when Governor Rick Perry blocks Planned Parenthood health centers from participating in the Texas Women’s Health Program?  The 50,000 low-income women who had previously gone to one of the 47 Planned Parenthood health centers for access to affordable birth control, lifesaving cancer scr…Continue Reading

Tags: Texas, women's health, Rick Perry, Texas women's health

What Governor Bob McDonnell Failed to Mention in His State of the Commonwealth

Category: Obamacare, State Fights

The other day, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell gave his State of the Commonwealthwhere he addressed what he accomplished in 2012 and laid out his priorities for 2013.   It didn’t come as much of a surprise that he completely avoided discussing women’s health—especially after last year’s misstep wit…Continue Reading

Tags: Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia, Bob McDonnell, Affordable Care Act

New York Governor Announces Historic Women's Equality Act, State Will Lead Nation in Women's Health and Rights

Category: Legislation

The audience at New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address this week erupted into thunderous applause when he announced his commitment to passing the Reproductive Health Act as part of a broad Women’s Equality Act. As you might imagine, women’s health advocates in New York are th…Continue Reading

Tags: New York, Andrew Cuomo, Reproductive Health Act