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Timeline: 100 Years of Birth Control

Category: Birth Control, Obamacare

100 years of birth control, 7-21-14. Blog feature image.

Since Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger coined the term "birth control" in 1914, contraception has truly revolutionized women's lives in the United States, and around the world. This timeline begins that year and ends 100 years later in 2014, as 99 percent of sexually active women report us…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Abortion, Obamacare, Infographic, Timeline, Margaret Sanger


It’s Not Just the Rhetoric, But the Policies that Insult Women

Category: Birth Control, Abortion, State Fights

They just can’t help themselves. Two days ago, the communications director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) criticized Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate (and current Secretary of State) Alison Lundergan Grimes, calling her an “empty dress.” This type of rhetoric is sad bu…Continue Reading

Tags: Wendy Davis, Greg Abbott, Alison Grimes, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky


California Bill to Improve Access to Safe and Legal Abortion Moves to Governor’s Desk

Category: Abortion

Enough already! That’s been my response to story after story of state legislatures voting to restrict reproductive health access across America. Texas, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Indiana, Arizona, Ohio, and the list goes on. There’s no doubt we’re under siege, but it doesn’t have to be that way. I…Continue Reading

Tags: California, AB 154


New Poll Shows Americans Strongly Oppose 20-Week Abortion Bans

Category: Abortion, Congress

In Congress and across the country, opponents of women’s health have continued their crusade to try and chip away a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion. Most recently, they’ve been attempting to do this by pushing for a ban on abortion after 20 weeks.  The reality is that nearly 99 percent o…Continue Reading

Tags: Congress, Abortion restrictions, 20 week ban


Cuccinelli Can’t Run from His Record on Restricting Birth Control

Category: Birth Control

Ken Cuccinelli Can't Be Trusted

At a campaign event, Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli was asked if, as governor, would he "support and sign personhood legislation that contains restrictions on birth control medication and birth control devices." Cuccinelli’s response? "I've never supported legislation that invades …Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia, Personhood, Virginia Governor's Race


Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Category: African Americans

March on Washington 50th Anniversary

Not on my watch.  Perhaps each generation is called on to safeguard the freedoms, peace, and opportunity of the generation before and advance justice just a little further in their own lifetime. I recall listening as my parents – children of the 1960s – spoke proudly, passionately, and frequently o…Continue Reading

Tags: Martin Luther King Jr., March on Washington, Civil Rights, Alexis McGill Johnson, African Americans for Planned Parenthood