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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

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Support Immigration Reform: Everyone Deserves Access to Health Care

Category: Latinos

Immigration Reform Rally

Something rather magical happened on Wednesday this week in front of the U.S. Capitol: thousands and thousands of people, mostly Latinos, gathered for a immigration reform rally. Young and old, from many backgrounds and races, we all gathered together at our nation’s capital to show lawmakers that b…Continue Reading

Tags: Immigration Reform, Rally, Latinos


350,000 Women Support The Affordable Care Act Birth Control Benefit

Category: Birth Control, Obamacare

Birth Control Comments Delivered to HHS

On February 1, the Obama administration announced it would hold the line and ensure that all women, no matter where they work, can get affordable access to birth control with no co-pay.  In the 60-day public comment period since that announcement, nearly 350,000 people submitted letters to the Depar…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, HHS, Pillamina, Obamacare


Good News: Judge Rules To Make "Morning-After Pill" More Accessible

Category: Emergency Contraception

Emergency Contraception Definition

A great way to start the weekend!  A federal judge ruled that emergency contraception, more commonly known as the morning-after pill, must be available over the counter, without any age restrictions. This is a major victory for women of all ages.   By postponing ovulation before a pregnancy can occ…Continue Reading

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Access to Health Care Shouldn’t Depend on Your Zip Code

Category: Abortion, State Fights

Access to Care Shouldn't Depend on Your Zip Code

What just happened in North Dakota shows how far some politicians will go to take away women’s access to safe and legal abortion. On Tuesday, Governor Jack Dalrymple signed a six-week abortion ban, which effectively outlaws abortion in the state. The law is plainly unconstitutional, but that doesn’t…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, North Dakota, State Fights


18 Birth Control Bosses Trying to Sue in Affordable Care Act Lawsuit

Category: Birth Control

Bosses of Birth Control

As of today, 18 for-profit companies have filed lawsuits to earn the right to deny women access to birth control with no co-pay. That’s right — even though the birth control benefit, as part of the Affordable Care Act, already provides an exemption for religious institutions and places of worship, t…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Birth Control Lawsuits