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~ By Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America ~  I see it every single time I walk into a Planned Parenthood health center. And if you've ever walked through those doors — especially as a patient — then you know exactly what I'm talking about. The nurses and doctors, th…Continue Reading

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This Republican Congresswoman sure has a funny way of articulating a woman’s perspective…

Category: Obamacare, Congress

Remember Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC)?  It was little more than a month ago when she attacked Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at an oversight hearing because the Affordable Care Act includes maternity coverage as part of the women’s preventive health benefit…Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, Health Care, Maternity Care


Women’s Preventive Health Care With No-Copay? Yes Please.

Category: Obamacare

Although the fights and politics may get all the attention, 20.4 million women with private health insurance have already received care without copay that they previously had to pay for under Obamacare. It’s the real life stories like Chelsea’s (below) that remind us of the importance of affordable …Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, Obamacare Works, IUD


Let the Michigan Voters Decide on the Insurance Abortion Ban

Category: Abortion, State Fights

In October, Michigan politicians, backed by Right to Life of Michigan, invoked a rarely-used, veto-proof maneuver to try to pass a complete ban on insurance coverage of abortion — a policy opposed by doctors, women and vetoed by two previous Republican governors.  Not only would coverage for abortio…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Michigan, Abortion restrictions, Insurance ban


World AIDS Day: Continuing the Fight for the Healthiest Generation

Category: Global

We have come a long way in the fight against HIV/AIDS; yet the epidemic continues to affect millions of people around the world and in the United States. That’s why on this World AIDS day we’re renewing our commitment to achieving an AIDS-free generation.  Despite advances in health care access and…Continue Reading

Tags: World AIDS Day, Planned Parenthood Global, AIDS


What You Need to Know About the Birth Control Cases Before the Supreme Court

Category: Birth Control, Emergency Contraception

Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius

Birth control enables women to complete their education, support themselves financially, manage certain medical conditions, and plan their families. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, millions of women now have access to birth control at no (out-of pocket) cost. Over 40 for-profit companies have sue…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Emergency Contraception, Birth Control Lawsuits, Supreme Court