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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


Mississippi: Yet Another State with Great Health Care Needs Passes Anti-Abortion Bill

Category: State Fights

Mississippi is the poorest state in the nation. Life expectancy in the state is 75.0 years, the lowest in the country (the nation’s average is 78.9). And this state with its thin resources only has one health center that provides safe, legal abortion serving the entire state of nearly 3 million peop…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, State Fights, Medicaid Expansion, Mississippi, Phil Bryant


27 Bills in Missouri Attacking Women’s Health and Some Outrageous Statements

Category: Birth Control, State Fights

“You go into a clothing store, and they can stock whatever they want to. I just want to make sure that pharmacies have the same right to do that… It’s a freedom of doing business,” said State Sen. David Sater last year, a Republican pharmacist who sponsored a bill that allows pharmacists in Missouri…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Plan B, State Fights, Missouri, Waiting Period


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


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