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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. 

Granite Victory for Women: A Bipartisan Majority Rejects Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood in New Hampshire

With bipartisan support, the New Hampshire state legislature rejected a defunding bill (216-142) that would have attempted to block women from getting basic preventive services at Planned Parenthood health centers in New Hampshire.
Feb. 18, 2015

Gynotician Hall of Shame: West Virginia’s Brian Kurcaba and Alexander Mooney

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.
Feb. 13, 2015

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How 20-Week Abortion Bans Are Spreading Across the U.S. (in 1 GIF)

See which states have already enacted 20-week abortion bans and which states are considering these out-of-touch, dangerous bans.
Feb. 13, 2015

States Move On 20-week Abortion Bans

States across the country are moving 20-week abortion bans in part of a coordinated campaign to chip away at abortion access now, ban abortion altogether in the end.
Feb. 11, 2015

Fox News: Victim Blaming Again

Outnumbered hosts Stacey Dash and Andrea Tantaros shared their thoughts on the nationwide problem of sexual assault on college campuses — saying "good girls" avoid frat parties, and women who are raped are "bad girls" who "need to be kept away from liquor and boys."
Feb. 2, 2015

States Are Introducing a Wave of Abortion Bans, and Guess Who’s Paying for It

Lawsuits over abortion bans cost taxpayers money — a lot of money, more than $3.5 million.
Jan. 16, 2015

6 Stories that Show What We Value in the Fight for Women’s Health and Rights

We at Planned Parenthood believe these six basic rights are central to freedom and opportunity for women and their families. To see why we value these basic principles, hear from the men and women who are impacted when the people in power ignore them.
Jan. 9, 2015

Indiana Law Restricting Access to Medication Abortions Ruled Unconstitutional

On Dec. 3, a federal judge in Indiana struck down a 2013 state law that put a medically unnecessary restriction on a Planned Parenthood health center that provides the abortion pill.
Dec. 5, 2014