News This Week
The House is expected to vote on its bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and block patients from getting care at Planned Parenthood health centers.
Confirmation hearings began for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch.
VA Governor Terry McAuliffe is expected to sign a bill that would require health insurance companies cover a 12-month supply of birth control for women.
If You Do One Thing This Week
On March 23, the House is expected to vote on its dangerous plan to gut the ACA and “defund” Planned Parenthood health centers. This vote would have happened much sooner if health and reproductive rights advocates hadn’t flooded Congress with angry phone calls. So, let's flood them one last time before the vote.
Every member of Congress needs to know that their constituents are watching and remembering this vote. If you do one thing today, call your representative in the House and tell them where you stand on Thursday’s health care vote.
More Time? Do These Two Things!
Mark your calendars: On March 29, we’re holding a nationwide Pink Out Day with the goal of making sure lawmakers and their staff members see Planned Parenthood pink everywhere they go. RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends, too!
As hearings begin for Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination the U.S. Supreme Court, use this tool to call your senators and tell them to oppose Gorsuch confirmation.
Blocking access to Planned Parenthood isn't only bad for women — it's bad for the economy.
Defender Of The Week
Our star defender of the week: Katie N. (26, NY) is a Planned Parenthood Defender, patient, and Medicaid enrollee. When given the opportunity to question Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price at a CNN Town Hall, she chose to ask him how patients like her — who depend on services at Planned Parenthood health centers — are supposed to get care if those health centers get “defunded” by Congress.
The question allowed host Dana Bash to debunk Sec. Price’s misleading response, and helped shine a light on just how critical Planned Parenthood health centers are in the communities they serve. We admire the bravery she showed by sharing her story and confronting Rep. Price, as well as her passion for fighting for access to health care. Thanks, Katie!