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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


The Moral March in Raleigh: Women Will Not Go Back

Category: Abortion, State Fights

Tomorrow, on February 8, thousands of people upset and disappointed by the extreme right turn North Carolina has taken in the past legislative session will gather in downtown Raleigh to march for a new beginning. In the last year, North Carolina became a flashpoint for using deeply unpopular politi…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, North Carolina, Abortion restrictions, Moral March, Raleigh, Voting Rights


The Republican Alternative to Obamacare: Pay More, Get Less

Category: Obamacare, Congress

After nearly 50 votes, and four years of doing everything they can to dismantle and derail the Affordable Care Act, some Republican opponents to the health care law finally took a different strategy and announced they will propose a health care plan of their own.  Spoiler Alert! It’s not great. Sen…Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, pre-existing conditions, Republican


7 Favorite Moments from the President’s State of the Union

Category: Obamacare, Congress

Last night, the President delivered his fifth state of the union address, outlining his policy priorities for the upcoming year and his vision for our country: Equal opportunities, fair pay, and access to health care for every American. Here are some of our favorite moments from the president’s spee…Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, Congress, Equal Pay, Lilly Ledbetter, State of the Union, SOTU, President Barack Obama


House Leaders Are About to Pass a Bill that RAISES Taxes and Interferes with Private Insurance All to Restrict Abortion Access

Category: Abortion, Congress

Tonight, the president will lay out his priorities for the year when he delivers the State of the Union in front of a joint session of Congress. His speech will be followed by three Republican responses: the “official” response from Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (the highest ranking Republican woman i…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Congress, Abortion restrictions, H.R. 7, State of the Union


Mike Huckabee, "Uncle Sugar," and "Libido-Controlling" Contraception

Category: Birth Control, Republicans

Between the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and states like Missouri exploring mandatory ultrasounds, it’s been a busy week.  But even those events couldn’t overshadow the sheer outrageousness (or is it absurdity) of the comments Governor Mike Huckabee made about women. True to form, the former governor…Continue Reading

Tags: Republicans, Congress, Roe v. Wade, Missouri, Mandatory Ultrasound, Mike Huckabee