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Best and Worst of 2014: Colorado Contraception Program Wins Women's Health Feat of the Year

Category: Birth Control, Best Of

The Colorado program that reduced teen pregnancy rates by an extraordinary 40 percent won our Women’s Health Feat of the Year. Continue Reading

Tags: Colorado, IUD, Best of 2014, LARC, Teen Pregnancy, Unintended Pregnancy


Buzzfeed: Top 6 Things You Need to Know About 6-Week Abortion Bans

Category: Abortion

Here are six reasons to show that proposals to ban abortion at six weeks of pregnancy are like pouring a boatload of bad ideas into a pint glass. Originally posted at buzzfeed.com/plannedparenthood. Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, 6-week ban


Best and Worst of 2014: “Really?!” Moment of the Year

Category: Best Of

The Republican National Committee won this dubious distinction for claiming to support equal pay for women just weeks before a large majority of Republicans in Congress voted to block equal pay legislation. Continue Reading

Tags: Republicans, GOP, Equal Pay, Greg Abbott, Mike Huckabee, Cory Gardner, Best of 2014, Chuck Gatschenberger


What the President’s Executive Action on Immigration Reform Means for Health Care, and for My Community

Category: Latinos

As a reproductive health care advocate in the Latino community, I was heartened to hear President Obama’s action on immigration. But it does not go quite far enough on one important issue: access to affordable health care. Continue Reading

Tags: Immigration Reform, Latinos for Planned Parenthood


Best and Worst of 2014: Malala Yousafzai Wins Women’s Rights Hero of the Year

Category: Best Of

We asked you which heroes in the fight for women’s health and rights inspired you the most this year — and you told us! Malala Yousafzai is your pick for the Women’s Rights Hero of 2014. Continue Reading

Tags: Malala Yousafzai, Best of 2014


Study Confirms What We Already Knew: Abortion Is Safe

Category: Abortion

A study released Dec. 8 reaffirms that abortion as practiced in America today is safe — and just further proof that abortion restrictions have nothing to do with safety and everything to do with politics. Continue Reading

Tags: TRAP, Abortion restrictions, study