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Court Protects Alabama Women from Dangerous Abortion Restrictions, But Similar Laws Loom in Other States

Category: Abortion, State Fights, TRAP

Restrictions on abortion threaten to close women’s health centers across the country — especially in the South. But a federal court just ruled to protect Alabama women from the latest attack: In Alabama, a federal court struck down a law that would have shuttered all but two of the state’s only heal…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, TRAP, Alabama


Women’s Health Decisions Shouldn’t Be Political

Category: Republicans

A few weeks ago I saw the National Journal’s latest polling that shows women feel that the Republican Party is moving further away from them and had to weigh in. As the days went by I decided I wanted to discuss the results of this polling that shows only 14 percent of women think the GOP is now clo…Continue Reading

Tags: Republicans, Texas, Wendy Davis, women's health, Planned Parenthood, Greg Abbott


Texas Voter ID Law Disenfranchises Women Voters

Category: State Fights

Last night, Cecile Richards joined Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC’s The Last Word to discuss a new law in Texas that is disenfranchising women, making it harder for them to vote. It is not a coincidence that at the same time elected officials are limiting women’s access to reproductive health care, th…Continue Reading

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Ohio Agrees Medicaid Expansion is Too Good to Pass Up

Category: Obamacare, State Fights, Medicaid

Medicaid Expansion Map

Great news in Ohio: Governor John Kasich is the 25th governor to make the decision to expand Medicaid in his state—making coverage available to an additional 275,000 low-income Ohioans who need it. Better yet, Governor Kasich is the latest of several Republican governors who have decided to do what'…Continue Reading

Tags: Ohio, Governor John Kasich, Medicaid Expansion, Family planning


We're on Tumblr!

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We're excited to announce our latest adventure in the digital world: the brand new Planned Parenthood Action Tumblr! We’re excited to share some of our favorite things—but best of all, we can’t wait to hear from YOU. Every day, we hear and see amazing stories from the folks who are standing up for w…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare, Cecile Richards, Tumblr, planned parenthood action


The Growing Latin@ Population and the Importance of Health Care

Category: Latinos, Obamacare

Please note the use of the spelling Latin@s to include, both Latinos and Latinas When thinking about Latin@s in the United States, Connecticut is not a state that immediately comes to mind.  Although California, Texas, and Florida are the states with the largest Latin@ populations, Connecticut’s La…Continue Reading

Tags: Latinos, Latinos for Planned Parenthood, Obamacare Works, Hispanic Heritage Month, Connecticut