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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


Self-described “Pro-life” Governor Vetoes 20-week Abortion Ban in West Virginia

Category: Obamacare, State Fights, Medicaid

On Friday, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D-WV) vetoed a bill that would criminalize abortions after 20 weeks. The governor had the courage to do this in spite of his Democratic-controlled House and Senate passing the measure by a large margin. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s m…Continue Reading

Tags: Republicans, State Fights, Medicaid, Ray Tomblin, West Virginia


Planned Parenthood in the Community to Get Folks Signed Up for Health Care

Category: Obamacare, State Fights

Obamacare is the most significant reform of our health care system since the advent of Medicare. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, 47 million women will have access to preventive care with zero copays. It’s just a matter of getting the word out to counter the misinformation. Last week alone, our o…Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, Video


New Poll: Women Voters Overwhelmingly Agree that Corporations Should Not Be Exempt from Providing Prescription Birth Control

Category: Birth Control

On the eve of the Supreme Court oral argument in the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods Specialties cases, Planned Parenthood Action Fund joined National Women’s Law Center and the American Civil Liberties Union in releasing a new poll finding that birth control coverage is overwhelmingly popular with …Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Birth Control Lawsuits, Supreme Court, Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Woods


A Roundup of the Best Perspectives on the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Birth Control Cases

Category: Birth Control

The Supreme Court hears the case of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores,Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius on Tuesday. What does that mean? What impact could it have on women’s health and more broadly for employees everywhere?  We rounded up five stories from this week to sum up just w…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Supreme Court, Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Woods


Louisiana Seeking to Replicate Texas in Shutting Down Abortion Facilities through Unnecessary Regulations

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Anti-abortion advocates have discovered they can sidestep the Constitution by attempting to regulate abortion out of existence. If they come up with arbitrary rules that are nearly impossible to adhere to, health centers will shut down and fewer and fewer women will get access to safe abortion. Poor…Continue Reading

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