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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


Republicans Speak Out Against Franks' 20-week Ban

Category: Abortion

Arizona Rep. Trent Franks’ 20-week nationwide abortion ban is going to be up for a vote next week, and a number of Republicans are speaking out against this extreme and blatantly unconstitutional legislation that continues to play to the fringes of the party while further alienating women across the…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, 20-week ban, Trent Franks


Cecile Richards on the Rachel Maddow Show Discusses Attacks on Women's Health

Category: State Fights, Cecile Richards

Cecile Richards on Rachel Maddow

Last night, Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards joined MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow to discuss the attacks on women’s health both in Congress and in the states.  From the 20-week nationwide ban on abortion introduced by Arizona Congressman Trent Franks to the extreme Iowa bil…Continue Reading

Tags: Cecile Richards, Rachel Maddow


Obama Administration Announces Expanded Access to Emergency Contraception

Category: Birth Control, Emergency Contraception

Cecile Richards on Obama Administration's Decision on Emergency Contraception

Great news! Yesterday, the Obama administration announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will comply with a federal judge’s order to make emergency contraception available over the counter, for all women, with no age restrictions.  This is a major victory for women’s health—and for expa…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Emergency Contraception, Obama Administration, FDA


Support Immigration Reform: Everyone Deserves Access to Health Care

Category: Latinos

Immigration Reform Rally

Something rather magical happened on Wednesday this week in front of the U.S. Capitol: thousands and thousands of people, mostly Latinos, gathered for a immigration reform rally. Young and old, from many backgrounds and races, we all gathered together at our nation’s capital to show lawmakers that b…Continue Reading

Tags: Immigration Reform, Rally, Latinos


350,000 Women Support The Affordable Care Act Birth Control Benefit

Category: Birth Control, Obamacare

Birth Control Comments Delivered to HHS

On February 1, the Obama administration announced it would hold the line and ensure that all women, no matter where they work, can get affordable access to birth control with no co-pay.  In the 60-day public comment period since that announcement, nearly 350,000 people submitted letters to the Depar…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, HHS, Pillamina, Obamacare