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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


Violence Against Women Act controversy? It’s not controversial

Category: Legislation, Congress

First passed in 1994 with broad bipartisan support, and reauthorized TWICE since with improved protections, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is a critical law that has had a tremendous impact on reducing the national rate of intimate partner violence.  One would think that passing a bill that w…Continue Reading

Tags: Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Patrick Leahy, Mike Crapo


Hillary Clinton’s Legacy on Women and Girls Goes On

Category: Global

Today is Hillary Clinton’s last day of work at the State Department.  It is also the day when John Kerry will begin his work as secretary of state.   As this transition takes place, one issue we have paid close attention to is the future of U.S. leadership for women’s health and rights globally, whi…Continue Reading

Tags: Obama Administration, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Secretary of State, White House


The Republican Attack on Women: Time for the GOP to Change Positions

Category: Republicans

As the Republican Party continues to regroup after major loses in the 2012 elections—where it suffered from the largest gender gap in history—pro-women’s health Republicans are joining with Republican Majority for Choice (RMC) to call on the GOP to chart a new course in its approach to women’s healt…Continue Reading

Tags: Republicans


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