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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


Is This the End of the Republican Party?

Category: Elections, Republicans

In the wake of the defeat of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in the governor's race, I hope we can say this is the end of the Republican Party as we know it. The key words being "as we know it," and how it has been the past few years. Many lifelong Republicans like me have seen our party co…Continue Reading

Tags: Republicans, Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia, Virginia Governor's Race, Republicans for Planned Parenthood


A Deceptive Ballot Measure in Albuquerque

Category: Abortion, State

Albuquerque Abortion Ban

Senator Lindsey Graham may have introduced a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks in every state with extremely limited exceptions, but opponents of women’s health are taking a different tactic in New Mexico, trying to impose a city-wide ban in Albuquerque. It is the first-ever popular refer…Continue Reading

Tags: New Mexico, Abortion restrictions, 20 week ban, Albuquerque, ballot measure


We’re Going on Offense with the Women’s Health Protection Act

Category: Congress

For the past three years, we've seen an onslaught of attempts to chip away at women's access to health care—as recently as this week, with Senator Lindsey Graham's nationwide 20 week abortion ban. But we've had enough. It's time to go on offense. Today, Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tammy Bald…Continue Reading

Tags: Congress, WHPA, Women's Health Protection Act, Senator Blumenthal, Senator Tammy Baldwin, Representative Judy Chu


Celebrating “Thanks, Birth Control” Day!

Category: Birth Control

Nearly all sexually active women—99%—have used birth control at some point in their lives. It’s basic preventive care, and it's benefited generations of women who have been able to plan their families and accomplish their goals. That’s why today, we’re celebrating The National Campaign to Prevent Te…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare


Health Care Hero: Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear

Category: Obamacare, State Fights, Medicaid

Kentucky Governor Steve Bashear

With more than 640,000 uninsured people, a legislature controlled by anti-women’s health politicians, and two infamous opponents of Obamacare--Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul--representing the state in the U.S. Senate, getting access to affordable health care in Kentucky may not seem like a cake walk.…Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, Medicaid Expansion, Obamacare Works, Kentucky, Health Care Hero, Governor Steve Beshear