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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


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


Indecisive Lawmaker Wants to Make Decisions for All Missouri Women

Category: Abortion, State Fights

 MO state Rep. Chuck Gatschenberger (R) took a month to figure out if he wanted carpet or wood in his home. And apparently, that’s just like making a decision about whether to have an abortion. Also, when buying a car, one should not be impulsive, because Gatschenberger often needs time to think thi…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, State Fights, Video, Missouri


How Paul Ryan's Budget Will Hurt Women

Category: Obamacare, Congress

Remember early 2010? It was before the ACA (aka Obamacare) bill was signed into law. Women often had to pay more than men for identical health insurance. We could be kicked off our health insurance plans for the sin of being sick. Being female was basically considered a pre-existing condition. Milli…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare, Budget, Paul Ryan


Self-described “Pro-life” Governor Vetoes 20-week Abortion Ban in West Virginia

Category: Obamacare, State Fights, Medicaid

On Friday, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D-WV) vetoed a bill that would criminalize abortions after 20 weeks. The governor had the courage to do this in spite of his Democratic-controlled House and Senate passing the measure by a large margin. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s m…Continue Reading

Tags: Republicans, State Fights, Medicaid, Ray Tomblin, West Virginia