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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


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


How We Got Here: The Story of Women’s Health in Texas

Category: State Fights

Today, the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee is holding a hearing on “legislative achievements in women's healthcare.” No, you didn’t read that wrong. Out-of-touch politicians in Texas have supported and passed extreme policies that have decimated access for Texas women on everything …Continue Reading

Tags: Texas, Planned Parenthood, Texas Women’s Health Program


Why Abortion Isn't Just About Abortion

Category: Abortion

Jessica Valenti, feminist writer and Nation contributor, noticed something that should irritate and concern everyone who cares about the progress of women in America: When it comes to high-minded discussions about feminism, nobody knows quite how to talk about abortion. Organizers of the TEDWomen c…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Abortion, Abortion restrictions, TED, TEDWomen, Jessica Valenti


3.3 Million and Counting: Obamacare Enrollment by the Numbers

Category: Obamacare

Great news! With each and every day, more and more individuals are getting access to affordable health care with Obamacare (not to mention the millions of women who are already benefitting from access to preventive care with no copay).  Yesterday, new numbers were released showing that as of Februar…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, Preventive Benefit


Iowa House Just Passed an Abortion Restriction That Would Decimate Access for Iowa Women

Category: Abortion, State Fights

In Iowa, opponents are attacking from every angle in their attempts to restrict a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion, with their latest attempts targeting the delivery of medication abortion via telemedicine.   Medication abortion has been safe and legal in the U.S. for over a decade, and i…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Abortion restrictions, Iowa, telemedicine, non-surgical abortion