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Women are Watching Is Back for 2014

Category: Elections

We know it’s only February, but things are already heating up as the 2014 election approaches. Politically speaking, it’s a big year and women’s health is on the line.  Planned Parenthood advocacy and political organizations across the country will be running our largest campaign ever. In 2011, Pla…Continue Reading

Tags: Women are Watching, 2014 election


The Growing Latin@ Population and the Importance of Health Care

Category: Latinos, Obamacare

Please note the use of the spelling Latin@s to include, both Latinos and Latinas When thinking about Latin@s in the United States, Connecticut is not a state that immediately comes to mind.  Although California, Texas, and Florida are the states with the largest Latin@ populations, Connecticut’s La…Continue Reading

Tags: Latinos, Latinos for Planned Parenthood, Obamacare Works, Hispanic Heritage Month, Connecticut


Government Reopens, But the Fight for Health Care Is Far From Over

Category: Obamacare, Congress

A fight that started over Obamacare, expanded to directly target women’s access to birth control, and kept the government shut down for 16 days, is over….for now.  With the debt ceiling looming and the country on the brink of default, Congress reached an agreement late last night to temporarily end…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare, Defunding, ACA, Obamacare Works, government shutdown


Cervical Cancer and Latinas

Category: Latinos

Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to not only celebrate our community’s ongoing contribution to American life in all facets, but to also take stock and see what the future holds for our community, our family, and ourselves, and part of that future is the state of our health care. Generally speaking…Continue Reading

Tags: Latinos, Latinos for Planned Parenthood, Hispanic Heritage Month


Obamcare is Here

Category: Obamacare

From birth control with no co-pays to better access to lifesaving cancer screenings, the Affordable Care Act is a huge step forward for women’s health. Many are signing up to get covered for the first time and others are finding big savings over what they have been paying. Check out some of the stor…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare, Storify, Obamacare Works, pre-existing conditions


Gynotician of the Week: Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn

Category: Obamacare

If there was anyone this week who did their darndest to insert themselves into the personal and private medical decisions best left up to women, it was Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).  Late Saturday night, anti-women’s health lawmakers proposed a continuing resolution (C.R.) to continue fund…Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, Marsha Blackburn, Gynotician of the Week, Pay Equity