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Supreme Court Reopens Abortion Providers in Texas — For Now

Category: Abortion, State Fights

The U.S. Supreme Court just put a hold on provisions of a Texas law that threatens to eviscerate access to safe, legal abortion in the state for tens of thousands of women. The Oct. 14 order temporarily allows health centers that were forced to close earlier this month to resume providing abortions.…Continue Reading

Tags: State Attacks, Texas, Abortion restrictions, Greg Abbott


California Bill to Improve Access to Safe and Legal Abortion Moves to Governor’s Desk

Category: Abortion

Enough already! That’s been my response to story after story of state legislatures voting to restrict reproductive health access across America. Texas, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Indiana, Arizona, Ohio, and the list goes on. There’s no doubt we’re under siege, but it doesn’t have to be that way. I…Continue Reading

Tags: California, AB 154


New Poll Shows Americans Strongly Oppose 20-Week Abortion Bans

Category: Abortion, Congress

In Congress and across the country, opponents of women’s health have continued their crusade to try and chip away a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion. Most recently, they’ve been attempting to do this by pushing for a ban on abortion after 20 weeks.  The reality is that nearly 99 percent o…Continue Reading

Tags: Congress, Abortion restrictions, 20 week ban


Cuccinelli Can’t Run from His Record on Restricting Birth Control

Category: Birth Control

Ken Cuccinelli Can't Be Trusted

At a campaign event, Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli was asked if, as governor, would he "support and sign personhood legislation that contains restrictions on birth control medication and birth control devices." Cuccinelli’s response? "I've never supported legislation that invades …Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia, Personhood, Virginia Governor's Race


Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Category: African Americans

March on Washington 50th Anniversary

Not on my watch.  Perhaps each generation is called on to safeguard the freedoms, peace, and opportunity of the generation before and advance justice just a little further in their own lifetime. I recall listening as my parents – children of the 1960s – spoke proudly, passionately, and frequently o…Continue Reading

Tags: Martin Luther King Jr., March on Washington, Civil Rights, Alexis McGill Johnson, African Americans for Planned Parenthood


Women’s Equality Day: What We’re Still Fighting For

Category: Video

This Women’s Equality Day—the 93rd anniversary of women in the U.S. gaining the right to vote with the certification of the 19th Amendment—Dawn Laguens of Planned Parenthood Federation of America joined Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI), Terry O’Neil of the National Organization for Women, and Fatima …Continue Reading

Tags: Women's Equality Day, 19th Amendment