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OUR SPACE, OUR PLANNED PARENTHOOD: Reflections on Proudly Owning Our Reproductive Health as Black Women

Category: African Americans for Planned Parenthood

Angela Ferrell-Zabala is the Director of African American Leadership and Engagement for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund The things that I remember most about growing up in my family are the rich stories that were shared. The words would dance from the mou…Continue Reading

Tags: African Americans for Planned Parenthood


7 Days Left to Get Covered, and Here’s Another Reason Why….

Category: Obamacare

There are seven days left to enroll in health insurance before the deadline at midnight EST on December 23rd.  In these last few days, we're going to be highlighting seven of the best benefits for women included in ALL plans, new and old. Because the Affordable Care Act isn't just about helping unin…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare, Obamacare Works, Preventive Benefit


Presenting…the Inaugural Ladies' Choice Awards

Category: State Fights, Congress, Photos, Elections

As 2013 comes to a close, it’s a time to reflect on the past year. We write these pieces every year, and we got to thinking…wouldn’t it be more fun, in service of remembering the good, the bad, and the simply absurd, if we made them awards? And here we are: introducing the Ladies’ Choice Awards. I…Continue Reading

Tags: Congress, Ladies Choice Awards, 2013, Rep. Kathy Hawken


This Republican Congresswoman sure has a funny way of articulating a woman’s perspective…

Category: Obamacare, Congress

Remember Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC)?  It was little more than a month ago when she attacked Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at an oversight hearing because the Affordable Care Act includes maternity coverage as part of the women’s preventive health benefit…Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, Health Care, Maternity Care


Women’s Preventive Health Care With No-Copay? Yes Please.

Category: Obamacare

Although the fights and politics may get all the attention, 20.4 million women with private health insurance have already received care without copay that they previously had to pay for under Obamacare. It’s the real life stories like Chelsea’s (below) that remind us of the importance of affordable …Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, Obamacare Works, IUD


Let the Michigan Voters Decide on the Insurance Abortion Ban

Category: Abortion, State Fights

In October, Michigan politicians, backed by Right to Life of Michigan, invoked a rarely-used, veto-proof maneuver to try to pass a complete ban on insurance coverage of abortion — a policy opposed by doctors, women and vetoed by two previous Republican governors.  Not only would coverage for abortio…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Michigan, Abortion restrictions, Insurance ban