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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


What You Need to Know About the Birth Control Cases Before the Supreme Court

Category: Birth Control, Emergency Contraception

Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius

Birth control enables women to complete their education, support themselves financially, manage certain medical conditions, and plan their families. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, millions of women now have access to birth control at no (out-of pocket) cost. Over 40 for-profit companies have sue…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Emergency Contraception, Birth Control Lawsuits, Supreme Court


What You Need to Know About the Legal Fight Against Admitting Privileges for Abortion Providers in Texas

Category: Abortion, State Fights

Stand with Texas Women

Last week, we wrote about the status of Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s fight to stop the extreme and dangerous anti-women’s health law that was rammed through by Governor Rick Perry and his cronies this past July (after two special sessions, a citizen filibuster, and a Texas-sized stando…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Texas, Filibuster, HB 2, Admitting Priviledges, Courts


Defeat of Albuquerque Abortion Ban Is a Decisive Warning to Congress and Nation

Category: Abortion

Albuquerque Special Election

Yesterday’s defeat of the first-ever municipal abortion ban in the city of Albuquerque marks a major victory for women’s health and shows that voters don’t want to take personal medical decisions out of the hands of women and their doctors.  If enacted, the referendum would have banned abortions at …Continue Reading

Tags: New Mexico, New Mexico abortion bill, 20 week ban, Albuquerque


It Was the Right Decision for Our Family

Category: Elections

Albuquerque Special Election

I've heard people say, no matter what side of the abortion issue they say they are on, that they don't know what they would do if faced with a pregnancy that has taken a tragic turn for the worse. And that is exactly why I urge Albuquerque voters to vote against the abortion ban on the ballot Novemb…Continue Reading

Tags: 20 week ban, Albuquerque, ballot measure


Republicans Should Get on Board in Protecting Women's Health

Category: Congress

Democrats have once again preempted Republicans on the issue of women's health, this week introducing in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, the Women's Health Protection Act.  In response to an unprecedented level of attacks on women’s reproductive health over the past few years,…Continue Reading

Tags: Republicans, Congress, GOP, Republicans for Planned Parenthood, Women's Health Protection Act