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Happy 2-Year Anniversary, Birth Control Benefit! Too Bad Politicians Keep Trying to Break Us Up.

Category: Obamacare, Obamacare Works

Starting two years ago today, millions of American women got access to birth control coverage without a copay through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Since that day, an overwhelming number of women have benefited from copay-free birth control coverage. Meanwhile, anti-women’s health politicians — det…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, Contraception, Hobby Lobby


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President Obama repealed the global gag rule in his first week in office, but we have yet to see the end of this harmful policy.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


A Texas-Sized Standoff that is Just Beginning…

Category: Abortion, State Fights, Photos

What happened in Texas over the last couple of weeks was a sight to behold. From the moment Wendy Davis took to the floor to filibuster SB 5 on June 26—an extreme and dangerous bill that could severely restrict access to safe and legal abortion in the state, we knew something special was happening. …Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Rally, State Fights, Texas, Wendy Davis, Austin, Photos


Gynotician of the Week: House Speaker Thom Tillis

Category: State Fights

North Carolina Speaker Thom Tillis - Gynotician of the Week

Even before he assumed the role of House Speaker, Thom Tillis made clear that limiting a woman’s right to make her own personal medical decisions was a top priority. His priorities became more than clear this week when he played an integral role in maneuvering two bills, both originally unrelated to…Continue Reading

Tags: Gynotician of the Week, North Carolina, Thom Tillis