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“Defunding” Planned Parenthood, Title X, and You

An ideological battle in Congress means we have to fight tooth and nail to save health care for millions

One Billion Rising Urges the Passing of the Violence Against Women Act

This Valentine’s Day, Planned Parenthood affiliates and organizations across the country are sending a strong message to members of Congress: we must put an end to violence against women.
July 16, 2013

A Texas-Sized Standoff that is Just Beginning…

What happened in Texas over the last couple of weeks was a sight to behold. From the moment Wendy Davis took to the floor to filibuster SB 5 on June 26—an extreme and dangerous bill that could severely restrict access to safe and legal abortion in the state, we knew something special was happening.
July 15, 2013

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Gynotician of the Week: House Speaker Thom Tillis

Even before he assumed the role of House Speaker, Thom Tillis made clear that limiting a woman’s right to make her own personal medical decisions was a top priority. His priorities became more than clear this week when he played an integral role in maneuvering two bills, both originally unrelated to women's health, amended with some of the most dangerous and extreme abortion restrictions in the country and rushed through with every trick in the book.
July 12, 2013

Stand with Texas Women Bus Tour Stops in Dallas and Fort Worth

On Wednesday, the bus stopped in Dallas for a press conference outside City Hall that drew about two hundred supporters. From there, we hopped back on the bus and headed to Fort Worth where more than 1,500 people stood in the 100 degree heat to stand with Texas women.
July 11, 2013

Rally Outside the Texas State Capitol

Legislation isn’t decided by a popularity contest, but if it were HB 2 would lose. Just take a look at this photo of the thousands of women’s health supporters—decked out in orange—who showed up to rally outside the state capitol and oppose the omnibus bill designed to restrict access to safe and legal abortion in the state.
July 9, 2013

Gynotician of the Week: Ohio Governor John Kasich

Anti-women’s health politicians in states like Texas, North Carolina, and Wisconsin continue to try to chip away at women’s health care, but Ohio Governor John Kasich outshone them all this week by signing a budget that included a number of provisions designed to restrict women’s health and rights. With this in mind, we’re bestowing the undignified Gynotician of the week “award” on Governor John Kasich.
July 5, 2013

CDC Study Shows Importance of Birth Control for Women

This morning, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the results of their first publication ever on the use of emergency contraception in the United States. The findings are telling!
July 3, 2013

Over 5,000 Texans Flood the Capitol for Start of Second Special Session

The Texas legislature kicked off their work for the second special session with a vengeance Monday -- and so did supporters of women's health. Well over 5,000 people flooded the Capitol at high noon on a hot day in July to speak out against Governor Perry's dangerous anti-abortion legislation, sending the message -- yet again -- that a vast majority of Texans oppose these measures and will fight them every step of the way.
July 3, 2013

Great News: The Violence Against Women Act is the Law of the Land

After two years of back-and-forth, the comprehensive Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has finally become a reality.
July 2, 2013