Defunding the Police: What it Means and Why Planned Parenthood Supports It
Planned Parenthood — in solidarity with patients, staff, and supporters — stands with the Movement for Black Lives’ call to defund the police. Defunding the police means investing less in militarizing police forces and investing more in community-based solutions, education, and health care.
On July 2, 2014, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon vetoed a dangerous bill that would have required women seeking a safe, legal abortion to wait at least 72 hours before getting the procedure. The three-day period was three times as long as the state’s existing mandatory waiting period of 24 hours.
A federal court just ruled to protect Alabama women from the latest attack: In Alabama, a federal court struck down a law that would have shuttered all but two of the state’s only health centers that provide abortions.
Starting two years ago today, millions of women have benefited from Obamacare's copay-free birth control coverage. Meanwhile, anti-women’s health politicians — determined to repeal the ACA altogether — have applauded companies like Hobby Lobby that seek to deny comprehensive birth control coverage for their employees.
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has let bosses deny their employees coverage for birth control, every woman should be asking her boss one question: “Are you seeking to change our birth control coverage?”
On July 9, 2014 — soon after the Supreme Court ruled against women in the Hobby Lobby case — pro-women’s health lawmakers introduced legislation in the House and Senate that would protect women from bosses at corporations like Hobby Lobby who are trying to deny their employees access to the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s birth control benefit in their insurance plans.