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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


Daily Reminder: New Mexico Abortion Bill Could Criminalize Providers

Category: Abortion, Legislation

The first version of the New Mexico abortion bill could have jailed the rape survivor. The redrafted version could jail the health provider. Either way, the woman loses her right to make her own medical decisions without interference from politicians. New Mexico Rep. Cathrynn Brown's new bill is no …Continue Reading

Tags: Cathrynn Brown, New Mexico, New Mexico abortion bill


Thank you, Secretary of State HIllary Clinton

Category: Global

As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton has put the rights of women and girls front and center in the State Department policies and programs; she will truly be missed! Much has been made of her unique partnership with President Obama, but we think it’s worth taking a few minutes to talk about her leg…Continue Reading

Tags: Obama Administration, Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, Gender Equality


It’s Trust Women Week and Time for Politicians to Listen Up

Category: Legislation

This week—as we celebrate 40 years of Roe v. Wade—we’re reminded of the importance the ruling made in women’s health and lives.  By confirming a woman’s constitutional right to consider safe and legal abortion, if and when she needs it, the Supreme Court ruled that women could be trusted to make the…Continue Reading

Tags: trust women, trust women week, trusting women, Roe v. Wade


Ken Cuccinelli on the Issues: Compares Birth Control to MLK’s Fight

Category: State Fights

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is far out of the mainstream when it comes to women’s health. His entire career has been an exercise in trying to reduce and deny women access to care. He has co-sponsored “personhood” measures that would give full legal rights to fertilized eggs, supported d…Continue Reading

Tags: Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia, Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli on the issues, Martin Luther King Jr., MLKJ


Plan to Rock: Inauguration 2013

Category: Elections

The night before the second inauguration of President Barack Obama Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and Rock the Vote hosted their own inauguration party—Plan to Rock—celebrating the power of young people and the importance of protecting women’s health and ri…Continue Reading

Tags: Cecile Richards, Inauguration 2013, Rock the vote, Sophia Bush, Aisha Tyler, Kate Walsh, Tatyana Ali