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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


Shutdown Puts Politics Over Women’s Health

Category: Obamacare, Congress

Late Saturday night, anti-women’s health lawmakers in the House of Representatives, showed they are willing to do whatever it takes to stop Obamacare and take away women’s access to health care, even if that includes shutting down the entire government.  To make matters worse, they snuck in a provi…Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, Budget, shutdown, House Republicans


Planned Parenthood v. Abbott: The Fight in Texas Continues in Court

Category: Abortion, State Fights

Planned Parenthood v. Abbot

Remember when Gov. Rick Perry and his cronies rammed through an extreme and dangerous anti-women’s health law—after two special sessions, a citizen filibuster, and a Texas-sized standoff? Well, the fight isn’t over. Today, Planned Parenthood Federation of America filed a lawsuit with the Center for…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, State Fights, Texas, HB 2, Lawsuit


After Losing the Election with the Greatest Gender Gap, Romney Campaigns with Cuccinelli

Category: Birth Control, Abortion, Elections

If last November’s election taught us anything, it’s that women’s health is a good investment.  Mitt Romney lost the presidential election (and Virginia) with the greatest gender gap in Gallup’s history.  And now guess where he is:  headlining a fundraiser, days after a new poll shows Democratic can…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare, Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia, Mitt Romney


A Great Week at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference

Category: African Americans

African-American women understand Planned Parenthood.  They understand Planned Parenthood’s commitment to providing quality health care and eliminating health disparities; they understand Planned Parenthood’s commitment to bodily integrity and self-determination; and they understand Planned Parentho…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, CBCF, African Americans for Planned Parenthood, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation


The Fair Shot Campaign Launches to Protect Women’s Health and Economic Security

Category: Birth Control, Abortion

Promoting women’s health, leadership, and economic security—a pretty worthy cause right?  We couldn’t agree more.  That’s why yesterday we helped launch the Fair Shot Campaign—a partnership of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the Center for American Progress, American Woman, and the Service Employees…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Abortion restrictions, Equal Pay, Fair Shot Campaign, Valerie Jarrett