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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


How Paul Ryan's Budget Will Hurt Women

Category: Obamacare, Congress

Remember early 2010? It was before the ACA (aka Obamacare) bill was signed into law. Women often had to pay more than men for identical health insurance. We could be kicked off our health insurance plans for the sin of being sick. Being female was basically considered a pre-existing condition. Milli…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare, Budget, Paul Ryan


Self-described “Pro-life” Governor Vetoes 20-week Abortion Ban in West Virginia

Category: Obamacare, State Fights, Medicaid

On Friday, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D-WV) vetoed a bill that would criminalize abortions after 20 weeks. The governor had the courage to do this in spite of his Democratic-controlled House and Senate passing the measure by a large margin. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s m…Continue Reading

Tags: Republicans, State Fights, Medicaid, Ray Tomblin, West Virginia


Planned Parenthood in the Community to Get Folks Signed Up for Health Care

Category: Obamacare, State Fights

Obamacare is the most significant reform of our health care system since the advent of Medicare. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, 47 million women will have access to preventive care with zero copays. It’s just a matter of getting the word out to counter the misinformation. Last week alone, our o…Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, Video


New Poll: Women Voters Overwhelmingly Agree that Corporations Should Not Be Exempt from Providing Prescription Birth Control

Category: Birth Control

On the eve of the Supreme Court oral argument in the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods Specialties cases, Planned Parenthood Action Fund joined National Women’s Law Center and the American Civil Liberties Union in releasing a new poll finding that birth control coverage is overwhelmingly popular with …Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Birth Control Lawsuits, Supreme Court, Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Woods


A Roundup of the Best Perspectives on the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Birth Control Cases

Category: Birth Control

The Supreme Court hears the case of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores,Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius on Tuesday. What does that mean? What impact could it have on women’s health and more broadly for employees everywhere?  We rounded up five stories from this week to sum up just w…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Supreme Court, Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Woods