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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


Why I Need a Buffer Zone at the Gynecologist’s Office

Category: Birth Control, Abortion

I’m a tough chick.  I’ve worked as a fitness instructor for 25 years, and I’m very physically fit. Even still, I have been threatened and harassed for years as a patient at Planned Parenthood by protesters. My most recent unpleasant experience occurred nearly two years ago at a Boston Planned Parent…Continue Reading

Tags: Supreme Court, Massachusetts, Buffer Zone


What Are the Women’s Health Cases before the Supreme Court This Term?

Category: Birth Control

Since the Supreme Court started their new term in October, there have been a lot of developments on issues related to women’s health.  We pulled together a quick overview, to get you up to speed about what has already taken place, and what’s on the horizon. What’s Happened: Arizona 20 Week Ban — D…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Supreme Court, Oklahoma, Justice Sotomayor, Arizona, Massachusetts, Buffer Zone, Hobby Lobby


You’ll Never Guess What House Republicans Are Doing in the New Year (well, you probably will)

Category: Abortion, Congress

Only a few days into the first session of the New Year and anti-women’s health politicians are already attacking abortion rights.   Last week, they held a hearing on H.R. 7, a bill that is not only dangerous to women’s health, but would take away important tax benefits from American families and sma…Continue Reading

Tags: Trent Franks, Congress, Abortion restrictions, H.R. 7, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Rep. John Conyers, Rep. Ted Deutch, Rep. Steve Chabot


A Texas-Style Roundup of the Ongoing Fight for Women’s Health

Category: State Fights

This week, Planned Parenthood returned to court, asking a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to uphold a ruling of a federal district court blocking a Texas law that when it took effect was projected to eliminate access to safe, legal abortion for one out of three T…Continue Reading

Tags: Texas, Governor Rick Perry, Abortion restrictions, Admitting Priviledges, Fifth Circuit


Cecile Richards Discusses Birth Control and the Supreme Court with MSNBC’s Alex Wagner

Category: Birth Control, Video

Last week, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor temporarily blocked implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit requirement as applied to religiously affiliated organizations. This dispute is not about whether or not churches and places of worship are exempt from covering birt…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Cecile Richards, Justice Sotomayor, MSNBC, Alex Wagner