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OUR SPACE, OUR PLANNED PARENTHOOD: Reflections on Proudly Owning Our Reproductive Health as Black Women

Category: African Americans for Planned Parenthood

Angela Ferrell-Zabala is the Director of African American Leadership and Engagement for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund The things that I remember most about growing up in my family are the rich stories that were shared. The words would dance from the mou…Continue Reading

Tags: African Americans for Planned Parenthood


Planned Parenthood Obamacare Outreach: We’ve Connected with One Million people!

Category: Obamacare

From death panels to job killers, the oft-repeated misinformation about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has yet to let up. It’s left many of the country’s uninsured confused about what the new law means for them. The way to counter this coordinated effort to confuse is to coordinate an effort to educa…Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, Planned Parenthood


Another state legislator gets it wrong: "No one is prohibited from having birth control because of economic reasons."

Category: Birth Control, State Fights

Alaska is the second most expensive state to live in. Everything from heating to purchasing a house costs more than it does in the “Lower 48.” Transportation and food are at high premiums. Plus, the median per capita income is a mere $32,500 a year. Hawaii is the only state more expensive to live in…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Alaska, Fred Dyson


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


How We Got Here: The Story of Women’s Health in Texas

Category: State Fights

Today, the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee is holding a hearing on “legislative achievements in women's healthcare.” No, you didn’t read that wrong. Out-of-touch politicians in Texas have supported and passed extreme policies that have decimated access for Texas women on everything …Continue Reading

Tags: Texas, Planned Parenthood, Texas Women’s Health Program


Why Abortion Isn't Just About Abortion

Category: Abortion

Jessica Valenti, feminist writer and Nation contributor, noticed something that should irritate and concern everyone who cares about the progress of women in America: When it comes to high-minded discussions about feminism, nobody knows quite how to talk about abortion. Organizers of the TEDWomen c…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Abortion, Abortion restrictions, TED, TEDWomen, Jessica Valenti