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Timeline: 100 Years of Birth Control

Category: Birth Control, Obamacare

100 years of birth control, 7-21-14. Blog feature image.

Since Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger coined the term "birth control" in 1914, contraception has truly revolutionized women's lives in the United States, and around the world. This timeline begins that year and ends 100 years later in 2014, as 99 percent of sexually active women report us…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Abortion, Obamacare, Infographic, Timeline, Margaret Sanger


Setting the Record Straight: Planned Parenthood Expanding Access to Care

Category: Abortion

Guest Post by Vicki Cowart, President and CEO, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains Political groups with an extreme agenda took to social media this week to claim they’ve found proof that Planned Parenthood has “quotas” for how many abortions the organization should provide. The entire basis …Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, State Fights, Attacks


Supreme Court: Bosses Can Deny Birth Control Coverage to Employees

Category: Birth Control, Abortion, Obamacare, Legislation

In a deeply troubling decision for women’s health care and reproductive rights, on Monday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that some employers who personally believe birth control is wrong have the power to deny legally mandated health care coverage of it for their employees. The 5–4 ruling in Burwell v…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Emergency Contraception, Abortion, Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, Supreme Court, Contraception, Insurance, IUD, Health Care, Hobby Lobby


CONTEST: Like Obvious Child? Send a Selfie or Tweet to Win Swag!

Category: Abortion, Video

We are so excited about the romantic comedy Obvious Child that we’re hosting a giveaway contest. The reason? It's obvious. In the movie, protagonist Donna Stern (stand-up comedian Jenny Slate) has an abortion — without bursting into flames as punishment. Shocker! Donna does note, however, that she’s…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Video, Obvious Child, Jenny Slate, Gillian Robespierre


Supreme Court Strikes Down Massachusetts Buffer Zone Law

Category: Abortion

The U.S. Supreme Court just made it harder for women to visit their doctor’s office in peace — but we won’t let them win. Today the Court overturned a Massachusetts buffer zone law, which since 2007 had kept protestors away from the immediate entrances of women’s health centers. Today’s ruling mean…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Obamacare, Cecile Richards, Supreme Court, Massachusetts, Buffer Zone, Marty Waltz


Bill Howell Blocks Medicaid Expansion, Shuts Out 400,000 Virginians

Category: Obamacare, State Fights, Medicaid

After a string of shenanigans to keep Virginians from getting Medicaid, late Monday night Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell pulled another sly move to block affordable health care for 400,000 hard working Virginians. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe said in a statement:  “I am continuall…Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, Virginia, Medicaid, Medicaid Expansion, Terry McAuliffe, Bill Howell