On March 4 the Supreme Court will hear a case, King v. Burwell, that could gut Obamacare and put 9.3 million people’s health care coverage at risk. Find out what you can do to speak out in support of affordable health care!
Defenders are a core group of supporters who have said they'll give their time to defend Planned Parenthood, the health services they provide, and the people who rely on them — in what just may be the fight of our lives.
More women than ever have entered the workforce (thanks in large part to expanded access to birth control, which has allowed women to pursue their education and careers) — but workplace leave policies haven’t kept up with this progress. That’s why Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) have reintroduced the Healthy Families Act, which would help ensure working women and families can take paid sick leave.
By supporting legislation and securing funding for programs, they look after our physical, mental, and economic well-being.
We have a long history of public engagement — from fighting for suffrage, integration and health care — and we need our Defenders to advance our causes.
In West Virginia, two gynoticians take the cake this month for trying to legislate their way into doctors’ exam rooms: Delegate Brian Kurcba, a state legislator who explained how he believes children born from rape can be “beautiful”, and Rep. Alexander Mooney, who is pushing a bill that would ban all abortion nationwide.
In this excerpt from her post on Feministing.com, Jess Mack describes how her love of riot grrl band Sleater-Kinney helped her grow into the feminist and Planned Parenthood supporter that she is today.