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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


Gynotician of the Week: Governor Perry Signs HB2, but We Won’t Let Him Have the Last Word

Category: Abortion, State Fights

Texas Governor Rick Perry just signed HB 2, the extreme and dangerous bill that threatens to virtually end access to safe and legal abortion in the state of Texas.  By signing this bill into law, he’s making a terrible situation for women’s health even worse. Perry has already cut off 130,000 Texas…Continue Reading

Tags: Texas, Governor Rick Perry, Wendy Davis, Planned Parenthood


Top 10 ways to tell you have a bad bill: North Carolina-style

Category: State Fights

First, you try to pass three bills that would make abortion inaccessible to women by imposing excessive, medically unnecessary, and sometimes impossible-to-meet restrictions on providers. They all fail in regular legislative session.  Not to be deterred, you slip all three failed bills into HB 69…Continue Reading

Tags: North Carolina, Janet Colm, Motorcycle Abortion Bill


A Texas-Sized Standoff that is Just Beginning…

Category: Abortion, State Fights, Photos

What happened in Texas over the last couple of weeks was a sight to behold. From the moment Wendy Davis took to the floor to filibuster SB 5 on June 26—an extreme and dangerous bill that could severely restrict access to safe and legal abortion in the state, we knew something special was happening. …Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Rally, State Fights, Texas, Wendy Davis, Austin, Photos


Gynotician of the Week: House Speaker Thom Tillis

Category: State Fights

North Carolina Speaker Thom Tillis - Gynotician of the Week

Even before he assumed the role of House Speaker, Thom Tillis made clear that limiting a woman’s right to make her own personal medical decisions was a top priority. His priorities became more than clear this week when he played an integral role in maneuvering two bills, both originally unrelated to…Continue Reading

Tags: Gynotician of the Week, North Carolina, Thom Tillis


Photos: Stand with Women Rally on Capitol Hill

Category: Abortion, Photos

Planned Parenthood Federation of America president Cecile Richards brought the “Stand with Women” message to Washington, DC as she rallied with hundreds of staff and youth leaders from across the country to say “enough is enough” to politicians in states like Texas and North Carolina, who continue t…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Rally, Cecile Richards, Al Franken, Rosa DeLauro, Marco Rubio