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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

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Cuccinelli Can’t Run from His Record on Restricting Birth Control

Category: Birth Control

Ken Cuccinelli Can't Be Trusted

At a campaign event, Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli was asked if, as governor, would he "support and sign personhood legislation that contains restrictions on birth control medication and birth control devices." Cuccinelli’s response? "I've never supported legislation that invades …Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia, Personhood, Virginia Governor's Race


Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Category: African Americans

March on Washington 50th Anniversary

Not on my watch.  Perhaps each generation is called on to safeguard the freedoms, peace, and opportunity of the generation before and advance justice just a little further in their own lifetime. I recall listening as my parents – children of the 1960s – spoke proudly, passionately, and frequently o…Continue Reading

Tags: Martin Luther King Jr., March on Washington, Civil Rights, Alexis McGill Johnson, African Americans for Planned Parenthood


Women’s Equality Day: What We’re Still Fighting For

Category: Video

This Women’s Equality Day—the 93rd anniversary of women in the U.S. gaining the right to vote with the certification of the 19th Amendment—Dawn Laguens of Planned Parenthood Federation of America joined Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI), Terry O’Neil of the National Organization for Women, and Fatima …Continue Reading

Tags: Women's Equality Day, 19th Amendment


Missouri State Rep. Wieland Needs to Reconsider His Priorities

Category: Birth Control, State Fights, Medicaid

Missouri State Representative Paul Wieland (R-Imperial) recently filed a federal lawsuit suit asking the court to declare the mandate for contraception coverage in Obamacare unconstitutional.  More specifically, he’s looking for a personal exemption for his family (the fact that Wieland is a man, wh…Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, Birth Control Lawsuits, Medicaid Expansion, Missouri, State Rep. Paul Wieland


Gynotician of the Week: Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)

Category: Obamacare

Gynotician of the Week: Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) Texas Senator Ted Cruz would rather spread intentionally misleading information, deny millions of people health care, and even shut down the government, than put aside his political agenda.  So how is he spending the congressional recess? “My focus fo…Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, Gynotician, Gynotician of the Week, Affordable Care Act, Ted Cruz