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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.

The Fair Shot Campaign Launches to Protect Women’s Health and Economic Security

Promoting women’s health, leadership, and economic security—a pretty worthy cause right? We couldn’t agree more. That’s why yesterday we helped launch the Fair Shot Campaign—a partnership of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the Center for American Progress, American Woman, and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
Sept. 19, 2013

The Des Moines Editorial Board's Message to Women's Health Opponents

The Des Moines Register’s editorial board has a message for women’s health opponents: If you don’t understand medicine, don’t try to get in the way of doctors treating their patients.

Sept. 12, 2013

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It’s Not Just the Rhetoric, But the Policies that Insult Women

They just can’t help themselves. Two days ago, the communications director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) criticized Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate (and current Secretary of State) Alison Lundergan Grimes, calling her an “empty dress.”
Sept. 6, 2013

California Bill to Improve Access to Safe and Legal Abortion Moves to Governor’s Desk

Enough already! That’s been my response to story after story of state legislatures voting to restrict reproductive health access across America. Texas. North Carolina, Wisconsin, Indiana, Arizona, Ohio, and the list goes on. There’s no doubt we’re under siege, but it doesn't have to be that way.
Sept. 3, 2013

Gynotician of the Week: Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)

Texas Senator Ted Cruz would rather spread intentionally misleading information, deny millions of people health care, and even shut down the government, than put aside his political agenda. So how is he spending the congressional recess? “My focus for the next 61 days is very directly targeted to one thing, and that is working to defund Obamacare.” If that doesn’t qualify him as the Gynotician of the Week, then we don’t know what else would.
Aug. 24, 2013

Gynotician of the Week Ohio State Rep. Christina Hagan

This week's Gynotician was appointed to political office while she was a college senior, finishing her degree in Business Administration. Three months into her first term, Representative Christina Hagan (R-Ohio) hit the ground running, pushing extreme and dangerous legislation that would restrict a woman’s right to make their own personal medical decisions. In June 2011, she took to the microphone during floor deliberation on the "heartbeat" bill —t hat could ban abortion even before many women know they are pregnant — and said, "I'm not only charged with the responsibility to be looking out for my generation, but also the future generations to come."
Aug. 17, 2013

The Consequences of Interfering with Women’s Health: Governor Pat McCrory’s Approval Numbers Hit New Low

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has hit a new low…literally. Governor McCrory’s approval rating has dropped into the 30’s, but is it really any surprise?
Aug. 14, 2013

Governor Nathan “Back Door” Deal is the Gynotician of the Week

Like any good Gynotician, Governor Nathan “Back Door” Deal just couldn’t resist using women’s health and safety as a political tool. Deal has made it clear that he won’t let a little thing like the democratic process stop him from restricting access to health care: after Georgia legislators rejected an effort to ban abortion coverage in the state health plan, Deal’s allies used a back-door administrative route to do exactly that.
Aug. 10, 2013

Republicans Speak Out Against Their Own Party on State Attacks on Women’s Health

As more and more state legislatures continue to push extreme and dangerous legislation designed to restrict (and in many cases virtually ban) access to safe and legal abortion in the states — some Republican legislators are speaking out.
Aug. 7, 2013

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