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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


A Standoff of Texas Proportion

Category: State Fights

Stand with Texas Women

From the day my mother, Ann Richards, took office as governor of Texas, she made it her mission to open the doors of government and "let the people in." Here in Austin, hundreds of Texans are taking her up on that offer. Governor Perry and friends are fast tracking a bill that would essentially end…Continue Reading

Tags: State Fights, Cecile Richards, Texas, HB60, SB5


700 Texans hold 10-hour “Citizen Filibuster” to protest extreme anti-women’s health bill

Category: Abortion, State Fights

Texas Abortion Ban Hearing

Governor Rick Perry, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, and their anti-women’s health cohorts are using the special legislative session to fast-track legislation designed to dramatically restrict access to safe and legal abortion in Texas, but Texans aren’t letting them pass it without a fight. Last night…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, State Fights, Texas, Governor Rick Perry, HB60, David Dewhurst


700 Texans Hold 10-hour “Citizen Filibuster” to Protest Extreme Anti-Women’s Health Bill

Category: Abortion, State Fights

Texas Abortion Ban Hearing

Governor Rick Perry, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, and their anti-women’s health cohorts are using the special legislative session to fast-track legislation designed to dramatically restrict access to safe and legal abortion in Texas, but Texans aren’t letting them pass it without a fight. Last night…Continue Reading

Tags: Texas, Governor Rick Perry, HB60, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst


Time for Politicians to Stop Playing Doctor. We’re Revoking Your “Gynotician” License

Category: Birth Control, Abortion, State Fights

When was the last time you asked a politician for medical advice? We’re guessing never—but that hasn’t stopped a number of out-of-touch politicians from trying to get involved in the personal and private medical decisions best left up to a woman, her faith, and her family. Last night’s vote in the …Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Abortion, Gynotician, State Attacks, Congress


House Republicans Name Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn as Manager of 20-Week Ban

Category: Abortion

Marsha Blackburn on 20-Week Abortion Ban Bill

The House Republicans, ignoring public opinion and good policy,have steadfastly moved forward with a bill that would ban abortion nationally after 20 weeks. But a funny thing happened on the way to the floor. During the committee markup, Arizona Congressman Trent Franks said that “the incidence of r…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, 20-week ban, Trent Franks, Marsha Blackburn