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Amid Threats to Roe v. Wade, Some States Are Expanding Access to Abortion

Several states have passed groundbreaking laws that safeguard residents’ right to legally and safely access abortion — no matter what happens at the U.S. Supreme Court.

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

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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

This Republican Congresswoman sure has a funny way of articulating a woman’s perspective…

Remember Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC)? It was little more than a month ago when she attacked Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at an oversight hearing because the Affordable Care Act includes maternity coverage as part of the women’s preventive health benefits.
Dec. 11, 2013

Women’s Preventive Health Care With No-Copay? Yes Please.

Although the fights and politics may get all the attention, 20.4 million women with private health insurance have already received care without co-pay that they previously had to pay for under Obamacare.
Dec. 11, 2013

What You Need to Know About the Birth Control Cases Before the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court will decide whether bosses have the right to deny birth control to their employees based on their personal beliefs. They are taking up Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby & Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius.
Nov. 26, 2013

Celebrating “Thanks, Birth Control” Day!

Nearly all sexually active women—99%—have used birth control at some point in their lives. It’s basic preventive care, and it's benefited generations of women who have been able to plan their families and accomplish their goals. That’s why today, we’re celebrating The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy’s first annual “Thanks, Birth Control” Day!
Nov. 12, 2013

Health Care Hooligan: Congresswoman Renee Ellmers

From the day it was signed into law, House Republicans have done everything they could to derail the Affordable Care Act — 46 votes to repeal, delay or defund and counting. The rollout has definitely had its share of bumps, but rather than working to fix it, they’re assigning blame and launching more attacks.
Nov. 4, 2013