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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


First VA Governor’s Race Debate Verdict? Ken Cuccinelli Can’t Be Trusted with Women’s Health

Category: Abortion

Ken Cuccinelli Can't Be Trusted

On Saturday, Ken Cuccinelli faced off against Terry McAuliffe in the first gubernatorial debate of 2013. Everything was on the table, including women’s health.  Considering Cuccinelli’s long history of trying to restrict and limit women’s access to safe and legal abortion, it was hardly a surprise …Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia, Personhood


What Do Voters Think About State Abortion Restrictions?

Category: Abortion, State Fights

Across the country, huge numbers of people have spoken up to oppose politicians’ attempts to restrict women’s access to health care—packing statehouses, attending rallies, and calling their representatives. But politicians are pushing forward with these extreme and dangerous policies anyway, in spit…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Texas, Ohio, North Carolina


Why Are We Still Fighting the Global Gag Rule?

Category: Abortion, Global

Global Gag Rule

President Obama repealed the global gag rule in his first week in office, but we have yet to see the end of this harmful policy. Just yesterday, opponents of women’s health in the House wrote language echoing the global gag rule into the House foreign operations bill. If passed, this legislation wou…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, President Obama, Global, Global Gag Rule


Gynotician of the Week: Governor Perry Signs HB2, but We Won’t Let Him Have the Last Word

Category: Abortion, State Fights

Texas Governor Rick Perry just signed HB 2, the extreme and dangerous bill that threatens to virtually end access to safe and legal abortion in the state of Texas.  By signing this bill into law, he’s making a terrible situation for women’s health even worse. Perry has already cut off 130,000 Texas…Continue Reading

Tags: Texas, Governor Rick Perry, Wendy Davis, Planned Parenthood


Top 10 ways to tell you have a bad bill: North Carolina-style

Category: State Fights

First, you try to pass three bills that would make abortion inaccessible to women by imposing excessive, medically unnecessary, and sometimes impossible-to-meet restrictions on providers. They all fail in regular legislative session.  Not to be deterred, you slip all three failed bills into HB 69…Continue Reading

Tags: North Carolina, Janet Colm, Motorcycle Abortion Bill