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This Week’s Urgent Action: Defend the Dreamers!

With Congress on recess from February 17 - 25, now’s our best chance to hold their feet to the fire to protect Dreamers.

Presenting…the Inaugural Ladies' Choice Awards

As 2013 comes to a close, it’s a time to reflect on the past year. We write these pieces every year, and we got to thinking…wouldn’t it be more fun, in service of remembering the good, the bad, and the simply absurd, if we made them awards?
Dec. 17, 2013

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

Republicans Should Get on Board in Protecting Women's Health

Democrats have once again preempted Republicans on the issue of women's health, this week introducing in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, the Women's Health Protection Act. In response to an unprecedented level of attacks on women’s reproductive health over the past few years, the Women’s Health Protection Act would create federal protections against state restrictions on abortion that do not advance women’s health and safety but actually create barriers to women accessing a safe and legal medical procedure that also is constitutionally protected.
Nov. 18, 2013

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We’re Going on Offense with the Women’s Health Protection Act

Amidst the barrage of attacks on women’s health—from the nationwide 20 week ban to the attempts to chip away at affordable health care under Obamacare—there is some positive news! Today, Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Representative Judy Chu (D-CA) are introducing the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA).
Nov. 13, 2013

Government Reopens, But the Fight for Health Care Is Far From Over

A fight that started over Obamacare, expanded to directly target women’s access to birth control, and kept the government shut down for 16 days, is over….for now.
Oct. 17, 2013

Shutdown Puts Politics Over Women’s Health

Late Saturday night, anti-women’s health lawmakers in the House of Representatives, showed they are willing to do whatever it takes to stop Obamacare and take away women’s access to health care, even if that includes shutting down the entire government.
Oct. 1, 2013

Marco Rubio Wants to Make Your Personal Medical Decisions

Last year, Florida Senator Marco Rubio co-sponsored the much-talked-about Blunt amendment — which would have let your boss decide whether women could get access to affordable birth control or not. So it’s really no surprise that Rubio would volunteer to be the lead sponsor on a bill banning abortion after 20 weeks.
July 26, 2013

Violence Against Women Act controversy? It’s not controversial

First passed in 1994 with broad bipartisan support, and reauthorized TWICE since with improved protections, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is a critical law that has had a tremendous impact on reducing the national rate of intimate partner violence. One would think that passing a bill that works to ensure women are safe and healthy would be a no brainer, but that was not the case last year. Lawmakers in Congress failed to come to an agreement to reauthorize VAWA. More specifically, the House refused to pass an inclusive VAWA bill that meets the needs of all victims, including Native Americans, immigrants, and LGBT victims.
July 17, 2013

One Billion Rising Urges the Passing of the Violence Against Women Act

This Valentine’s Day, Planned Parenthood affiliates and organizations across the country are sending a strong message to members of Congress: we must put an end to violence against women.
July 16, 2013

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