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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


New Poll Shows Americans Strongly Oppose 20-Week Abortion Bans

Category: Abortion, Congress

In Congress and across the country, opponents of women’s health have continued their crusade to try and chip away a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion. Most recently, they’ve been attempting to do this by pushing for a ban on abortion after 20 weeks.  The reality is that nearly 99 percent o…Continue Reading

Tags: Congress, Abortion restrictions, 20 week ban


Cuccinelli Can’t Run from His Record on Restricting Birth Control

Category: Birth Control

Ken Cuccinelli Can't Be Trusted

At a campaign event, Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli was asked if, as governor, would he "support and sign personhood legislation that contains restrictions on birth control medication and birth control devices." Cuccinelli’s response? "I've never supported legislation that invades …Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia, Personhood, Virginia Governor's Race


Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Category: African Americans

March on Washington 50th Anniversary

Not on my watch.  Perhaps each generation is called on to safeguard the freedoms, peace, and opportunity of the generation before and advance justice just a little further in their own lifetime. I recall listening as my parents – children of the 1960s – spoke proudly, passionately, and frequently o…Continue Reading

Tags: Martin Luther King Jr., March on Washington, Civil Rights, Alexis McGill Johnson, African Americans for Planned Parenthood


Women’s Equality Day: What We’re Still Fighting For

Category: Video

This Women’s Equality Day—the 93rd anniversary of women in the U.S. gaining the right to vote with the certification of the 19th Amendment—Dawn Laguens of Planned Parenthood Federation of America joined Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI), Terry O’Neil of the National Organization for Women, and Fatima …Continue Reading

Tags: Women's Equality Day, 19th Amendment


Missouri State Rep. Wieland Needs to Reconsider His Priorities

Category: Birth Control, State Fights, Medicaid

Missouri State Representative Paul Wieland (R-Imperial) recently filed a federal lawsuit suit asking the court to declare the mandate for contraception coverage in Obamacare unconstitutional.  More specifically, he’s looking for a personal exemption for his family (the fact that Wieland is a man, wh…Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, Birth Control Lawsuits, Medicaid Expansion, Missouri, State Rep. Paul Wieland