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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


One Missouri Woman's "Heartbreaking" Abortion Story

Category: Abortion, State Fights

Yesterday, the Women’s Filibuster began and including incredibly moving testimony from Missouri mother Liz Read-Katz on the State House steps.  The Missouri legislators were debating tripling the current waiting period from 24 to 72-hours before a woman can receive an abortion. These laws affect rea…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, State Fights, Missouri, Personal Story, Essay


In the World We Want, Nigerian Girls Can Go to School without Fearing for Their Lives

Category: Global

For more than two weeks now, Nigerians and people around the world have waited in horror for any update on the safety of the nearly 200 schoolgirls still missing after militant extremists staged a mass kidnapping in the northern region of the country.   Here’s what we know: We know that more than 4…Continue Reading

Tags: Nigeria, World we Want, PP Global


New Delay for 400,000 Virginians in Getting Health Care? Unrelated Abortion Politics

Category: Abortion, Obamacare, Medicaid

Todd Akin has nothing on Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall. A longtime member of the Virginia General Assembly, Marshall is known for introducing multiple anti-abortion bills in his time in office, including personhood bills that would grant legal rights to fetuses. (The measure would give full constit…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Obamacare, Virginia, Medicaid, Medicaid Expansion, Terry McAuliffe, Bob Marshall


No Debate with the Public: New Poll Shows Strong Support for the Birth Control Benefit

Category: Birth Control, Obamacare

As the Supreme Court considers if corporations can be required to cover birth control in insurance plans like other preventive care, a new JAMA, the Journal of American Medicine poll shows there’s no debate among the public. According to the poll, a huge swath of Americans, 69 percent support the p…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare


No Surprise Here: States That Have Embraced Obamacare See a Larger Drop in the Uninsured

Category: Obamacare, Medicaid

It’s wholly unsurprising and yet it’s notable: Obamacare is working in states that have implemented Obamacare. States that have expanded Medicaid and have opened their own exchanges have seen a larger decline in the uninsured according to a Gallup poll released this week. The 21 states and the Dist…Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Medicaid Expansion