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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


No Surprise Here: States That Have Embraced Obamacare See a Larger Drop in the Uninsured

Category: Obamacare, Medicaid

It’s wholly unsurprising and yet it’s notable: Obamacare is working in states that have implemented Obamacare. States that have expanded Medicaid and have opened their own exchanges have seen a larger decline in the uninsured according to a Gallup poll released this week. The 21 states and the Dist…Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Medicaid Expansion


Indecisive Lawmaker Wants to Make Decisions for All Missouri Women

Category: Abortion, State Fights

 MO state Rep. Chuck Gatschenberger (R) took a month to figure out if he wanted carpet or wood in his home. And apparently, that’s just like making a decision about whether to have an abortion. Also, when buying a car, one should not be impulsive, because Gatschenberger often needs time to think thi…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, State Fights, Video, Missouri


How Paul Ryan's Budget Will Hurt Women

Category: Obamacare, Congress

Remember early 2010? It was before the ACA (aka Obamacare) bill was signed into law. Women often had to pay more than men for identical health insurance. We could be kicked off our health insurance plans for the sin of being sick. Being female was basically considered a pre-existing condition. Milli…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare, Budget, Paul Ryan


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