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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 Des Moines Editorial Board's Message to Women's Health Opponnents

Category: Abortion

In a recent editorial, the Des Moines Register had a clear message for women's health opponents in Iowa:    // Post by Planned Parenthood Action. Continue Reading

Tags: Iowa, RU-486, telemedicine, Des Moines


Cory Booker: Standing with New Jersey Women

Category: Elections

When it comes to women's health, the contrast in the New Jersey special senate election couldn't be clearer. Cory Booker will fight to protect women's access to preventive health services, make sure women have access to birth control with no co-pay, and support a woman's right to make her own person…Continue Reading

Tags: Cory Booker, New Jersey Senate, Steve Lonergan, special election


Medicaid Expansion Is a Good Decision — and Michigan Agrees!

Category: Obamacare, Medicaid

Medicaid Expansion Map

As part of Obamacare, all states have the option to expand Medicaid with the federal government financing almost all of the costs of covering newly eligible individuals. If the states accept those federal funds, they will not have to pay anything for the first three years, and even after that, they …Continue Reading

Tags: Michigan, Medicaid Expansion, Obamacare Works, Governor Rick Synder


It’s Not Just the Rhetoric, But the Policies that Insult Women

Category: Birth Control, Abortion, State Fights

They just can’t help themselves. Two days ago, the communications director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) criticized Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate (and current Secretary of State) Alison Lundergan Grimes, calling her an “empty dress.” This type of rhetoric is sad bu…Continue Reading

Tags: Wendy Davis, Greg Abbott, Alison Grimes, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky


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