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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


7 Favorite Moments from the President’s State of the Union

Category: Obamacare, Congress

Last night, the President delivered his fifth state of the union address, outlining his policy priorities for the upcoming year and his vision for our country: Equal opportunities, fair pay, and access to health care for every American. Here are some of our favorite moments from the president’s spee…Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, Congress, Equal Pay, Lilly Ledbetter, State of the Union, SOTU, President Barack Obama


House Leaders Are About to Pass a Bill that RAISES Taxes and Interferes with Private Insurance All to Restrict Abortion Access

Category: Abortion, Congress

Tonight, the president will lay out his priorities for the year when he delivers the State of the Union in front of a joint session of Congress. His speech will be followed by three Republican responses: the “official” response from Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (the highest ranking Republican woman i…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Congress, Abortion restrictions, H.R. 7, State of the Union


Mike Huckabee, "Uncle Sugar," and "Libido-Controlling" Contraception

Category: Birth Control, Republicans

Between the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and states like Missouri exploring mandatory ultrasounds, it’s been a busy week.  But even those events couldn’t overshadow the sheer outrageousness (or is it absurdity) of the comments Governor Mike Huckabee made about women. True to form, the former governor…Continue Reading

Tags: Republicans, Congress, Roe v. Wade, Missouri, Mandatory Ultrasound, Mike Huckabee


What Do You Think Was the Most Offensive Part of Mike Huckabee's Speech Yesterday?

Category: Emergency Contraception, Republicans

Yesterday, Mike Huckabee made waves with his comments about women in a speech at the Republican National Committee's winter meeting. Everybody was focusing on "Uncle Sugar" (whoever that is) and "controlling libidos" but there were actually several things that Governor Huckabee said that blew our mi…Continue Reading

Tags: Emergency Contraception, Republicans, Mike Huckabee


Missouri Begins the Year with Barrage of Attacks

Category: Abortion, State Fights

The new year has just begun, and for Missouri, that means anti-women’s health politicians have resumed trying to chip away at women’s health and rights.  Already, they have introduced fifteen of out-of-touch and extreme bills to restrict access to safe, legal abortion, including: Legislation that…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, TRAP, Abortion restrictions, Missouri, Mandatory Ultrasound, 72 Hour Waiting Period, CPCs