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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

Ohio Governor Kasich Signs Anti-Women’s Health Budget

Last night, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed his state budget—which included a number of anti-women’s health provisions including language designed to defund Planned Parenthood, TRAP restrictions, and a mandatory ultrasound requirement for women seeking an abortion.
July 1, 2013

VIDEO: Texas State Senator Wendy Davis Stands Up For Women

Senator Wendy Davis held her ground in an 11-hour marathon filibuster, speaking out against a dangerous bill that would have forced 37 of Texas' 42 providers of safe and legal abortion to close their doors. Hundreds of Texans packed the capitol to stand with Senator Davis -- and thousands of folks across the country joined in online.
June 28, 2013

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Cecile Richards and Wendy Davis Talk Texas on MSNBC

Less than 24 hours after the amazing filibuster from Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, Governor Rick Perry called a second special legislative session to move forward with the extreme legislation designed to virtually ban abortion. It’s an affront to the thousands of Texans who turned out in droves to oppose his efforts at every turn.
June 27, 2013

9 Incredible Things That Happened Yesterday in Texas

WE DID IT! SB5 is dead. Wendy Davis and women's health advocates put up a heroic fight in Texas, and the message was clear: citizens will not allow politics to be put above the will of the people.
June 26, 2013

700 Texans hold 10-hour “Citizen Filibuster” to protest extreme anti-women’s health bill

Governor Rick Perry, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, and their anti-women’s health cohorts are using the special legislative session to fast-track legislation designed to dramatically restrict access to safe and legal abortion in Texas, but Texans aren’t letting them pass it without a fight.
June 21, 2013

700 Texans Hold 10-hour “Citizen Filibuster” to Protest Extreme Anti-Women’s Health Bill

Governor Rick Perry, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, and their anti-women’s health cohorts are using the special legislative session to fast-track legislation designed to dramatically restrict access to safe and legal abortion in Texas, but Texans aren’t letting them pass it without a fight.
June 21, 2013

Time for Politicians to Stop Playing Doctor. We’re Revoking Your “Gynotician” License

When was the last time you asked a politician for medical advice? We’re guessing never—but that hasn’t stopped a number of out-of-touch politicians from trying to get involved in the personal and private medical decisions best left up to a woman, her faith, and her family.
June 19, 2013

House Republicans Name Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn as Manager of 20-Week Ban

The House Republicans, ignoring public opinion and good policy,have steadfastly moved forward with a bill that would ban abortion nationally after 20 weeks. But a funny thing happened on the way to the floor.
June 18, 2013

Cecile Richards on the Rachel Maddow Show Discusses Attacks on Women's Health

Last night, Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards joined MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow to discuss the attacks on women’s health both in Congress and in the states. From the 20-week nationwide ban on abortion introduced by Arizona Congressman Trent Franks to the extreme Iowa bill forcing the Governor to certify when an abortion is ‘medically necessary’, women’s health is under attack.
June 12, 2013