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Timeline: 100 Years of Birth Control

Category: Birth Control, Obamacare

100 years of birth control, 7-21-14. Blog feature image.

Since Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger coined the term "birth control" in 1914, contraception has truly revolutionized women's lives in the United States, and around the world. This timeline begins that year and ends 100 years later in 2014, as 99 percent of sexually active women report us…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Abortion, Obamacare, Infographic, Timeline, Margaret Sanger


Presenting…the Inaugural Ladies' Choice Awards

Category: State Fights, Congress, Photos, Elections

As 2013 comes to a close, it’s a time to reflect on the past year. We write these pieces every year, and we got to thinking…wouldn’t it be more fun, in service of remembering the good, the bad, and the simply absurd, if we made them awards? And here we are: introducing the Ladies’ Choice Awards. I…Continue Reading

Tags: Congress, Ladies Choice Awards, 2013, Rep. Kathy Hawken


This Republican Congresswoman sure has a funny way of articulating a woman’s perspective…

Category: Obamacare, Congress

Remember Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC)?  It was little more than a month ago when she attacked Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at an oversight hearing because the Affordable Care Act includes maternity coverage as part of the women’s preventive health benefit…Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, Health Care, Maternity Care


Women’s Preventive Health Care With No-Copay? Yes Please.

Category: Obamacare

Although the fights and politics may get all the attention, 20.4 million women with private health insurance have already received care without copay that they previously had to pay for under Obamacare. It’s the real life stories like Chelsea’s (below) that remind us of the importance of affordable …Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, Obamacare Works, IUD


Let the Michigan Voters Decide on the Insurance Abortion Ban

Category: Abortion, State Fights

In October, Michigan politicians, backed by Right to Life of Michigan, invoked a rarely-used, veto-proof maneuver to try to pass a complete ban on insurance coverage of abortion — a policy opposed by doctors, women and vetoed by two previous Republican governors.  Not only would coverage for abortio…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Michigan, Abortion restrictions, Insurance ban


World AIDS Day: Continuing the Fight for the Healthiest Generation

Category: Global

We have come a long way in the fight against HIV/AIDS; yet the epidemic continues to affect millions of people around the world and in the United States. That’s why on this World AIDS day we’re renewing our commitment to achieving an AIDS-free generation.  Despite advances in health care access and…Continue Reading

Tags: World AIDS Day, Planned Parenthood Global, AIDS