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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


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


The Irreparable Damage of the Political Attacks on Women in Texas

Category: State Fights

This year’s legislative session in Texas turned out to be a nightmare for women across the state.  Unfortunately, it’s been a recurring nightmare. I was in Austin witnessing the latest attacks and the devastating culmination of years of attacks on women’s health. I was at the capitol for the passing…Continue Reading

Tags: Texas, Texas Bus Tour, Texas women's health


Anti-Women’s Health Politicians Continue to Fight Losing Battles in Court

Category: State Fights

On Monday, women’s health had another victory in the courts, this time in Oklahoma. A judge temporarily blocked a new law that would have prevented women from accessing emergency contraception over the counter.  This isn’t the first time this year that extreme anti-women’s health legislation has be…Continue Reading

Tags: North Dakota, State Fights, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Alabama, Mississippi