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Here’s What Gives Us Hope This Summer

States across the country are banning abortion — but we’re not backing down, and we’re not losing hope. Here’s why.

The Senate Must Confirm Xavier Becerra as Secretary of Health and Human Services — Right Away

Most of Becerra’s career has focused on defending and expanding health care access. His skills and experience can begin to undo the damage of the Trump years and help build a better future

Feb. 18, 2021

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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. 

July 9, 2020

Why Racism Is a Public Health Issue

Public health is built on the principle of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities. Police violence is antithetical to that mission.

July 9, 2020

Tennessee Legislature Passes Sweeping Abortion Ban in the Middle of the Night

Politicians used police force to keep the public out of the state legislature. Now, Tennessee is set to be the first state to enact an abortion ban since start of coronavirus in the United States.

June 19, 2020

Victory for Missourians: Abortion Services Protected in Missouri

Missouri has only one health center with a license to provide abortion, and that license hads been wrongfully withheld — until now.

May 29, 2020

Five Questions for HHS Secretary Azar

This week, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar will testify before several Congressional committees regarding the dangerous Trump budget — which guts vital health-care programs, including Medicaid. We've got some questions we want him to answer.

 

 

 

Feb. 25, 2020

What You Need to Know About the Politics of Abortion Access Right Now

Opposition narratives might portray a movement in disarray — but advocates of safe, legal abortion are united in their determination to overcome the challenges facing people who seek care.

Dec. 4, 2019

Trump’s Cruel “Public Charge” Rule Would Harm Millions of Immigrant Families

It’s an inhumane attempt to deny immigrants access to health care, housing, and food.
 

Aug. 13, 2019