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OUR SPACE, OUR PLANNED PARENTHOOD: Reflections on Proudly Owning Our Reproductive Health as Black Women

Category: African Americans for Planned Parenthood

Angela Ferrell-Zabala is the Director of African American Leadership and Engagement for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund The things that I remember most about growing up in my family are the rich stories that were shared. The words would dance from the mou…Continue Reading

Tags: African Americans for Planned Parenthood


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


The Battle to Protect Women’s Health in Texas

Category: Abortion, State Fights

Since June, when Governor Rick Perry and his cronies rammed through an extreme and dangerous anti-women’s health law—after two special sessions, a citizen filibuster, and a Texas-sized standoff—a lot has happened in the Lone Star State. Here’s what you’ve missed and where things stand: Planned Pare…Continue Reading

Tags: Texas, HB 2, Texas women's health, Abortion restrictions, Admitting Priviledges, Medication abortion


Gynotician of the Week: Senator Lindsey Graham

Category: Abortion

In a classic case of politicians thinking they know better than women and their doctors, the U.S. senator from South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, proposed a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks—in every single state. Politics has no place preventing doctors and other health professionals from in…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Gynotician, Gynotician of the Week, 20 week ban, Senator Lindsey Graham, South Carolina


Women's Health: A Winning Issue

Category: Elections

What the Virginia Governor's Race Means for 2014 and BeyondThe Virginia gubernatorial election sends a message to the rest of the country about how to win elections in America today -- and how to lose them.Last night, voters elected Terry McAuliffe as the next governor of the Commonwealth. And they …Continue Reading

Tags: Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia, Virginia Governor's Race, Terry McAuliffe


Thanks to You We Kept Ken Out of Virginia

Category: Elections

We did it! Together, we have kept Ken out of the governor’s mansion and protected women’s health and rights in Virginia! This election sends a clear message to politicians in Virginia and all 50 states: attacks against women’s health are not only bad policy—they are bad politics. Last night, women …Continue Reading

Tags: Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia, gender gap, Virginia Governor's Race, Keep Ken Out, Terry McAuliffe