Medication Abortion Comes Under Attack in Sham Lawsuit
Anti-abortion rights groups have gone to federal court seeking to ban a drug used safely in medication abortions for over 20 years
Missouri Begins the Year with Barrage of Attacks
The new year has just begun, and for Missouri, that means anti-women’s health politicians have resumed trying to chip away at women’s health and rights. Already, they have introduced fifteen of out-of-touch and extreme bills to restrict access to safe, legal abortion.
Jan. 23, 2014
What Happened At the Supreme Court Yesterday
Yesterday, the Supreme Court held oral arguments for McCullen vs. Coakley, a case that will affect whether staff and patients will have reasonable protection from violence and harassment while accessing health centers.
Jan. 16, 2014
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What Are the Women’s Health Cases before the Supreme Court This Term?
Since the Supreme Court started their new term in October, there have been a lot of developments on issues related to women’s health. We pulled together a quick overview, to get you up to speed about what has already taken place, and what’s on the horizon.
Jan. 15, 2014
You’ll Never Guess What House Republicans Are Doing in the New Year (well, you probably will)
Only a few days into the first session of the New Year and anti-women’s health politicians are already attacking abortion rights. Last week, they held a hearing on H.R. 7, a bill that is not only dangerous to women’s health, but would take away important tax benefits from American families and small business.
Jan. 13, 2014
A Texas-Style Roundup of the Ongoing Fight for Women’s Health
This week, Planned Parenthood returned to court, asking a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to uphold a ruling of a federal district court blocking a Texas law that when it took effect was projected to eliminate access to safe, legal abortion for one out of three Texas women in need.
Jan. 9, 2014
Cecile Richards Discusses Birth Control and the Supreme Court with MSNBC’s Alex Wagner
Last week, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor temporarily blocked implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit requirement as applied to religiously affiliated organizations.
Jan. 7, 2014
What Justice Sotomayor’s Ruling Is Really About
Earlier this week, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor grabbed some headlines (and understandably caused some confusion) after she temporarily blocked implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit requirement as applied to religiously affiliated organizations. To be clear: the dispute does not in any way involve whether or not churches and places of worship are exempt from covering birth control (they are). Rather, the dispute is about other, religiously affiliated organizations, and how they can choose to “opt out” of the requirement.
Jan. 3, 2014
New Year’s Resolutions We Would Like to See Politicians Make…
Each New Year brings new hope and opportunity: a fresh start. It’s a time to look forward and of course, a time to make some resolutions. While our resolution remains the same as always—to protect women’s rights and make sure millions of women, men, and young people can continue to rely on Planned Parenthood for affordable, quality care—we’d like to suggest a few resolutions that politicians may want to embrace in the New Year.
Jan. 3, 2014