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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. 

Another state legislator gets it wrong: "No one is prohibited from having birth control because of economic reasons."

"No one is prohibited from having birth control because of economic reasons," said State Senator Fred Dyson on the floor of the Alaska state house.
March 6, 2014

Timeline of Texas' Attacks on Women's Health

In the last few years, the attacks in Texas have not stopped—they’ve only gotten worse.
Feb. 20, 2014

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Iowa House Just Passed an Abortion Restriction That Would Decimate Access for Iowa Women

In Iowa, opponents are attacking from every angle in their attempts to restrict a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion, with their latest attempts targeting the delivery of medication abortion via telemedicine.
Feb. 12, 2014

The Moral March in Raleigh: Women Will Not Go Back

Tomorrow, on February 8, thousands of people upset and disappointed by the extreme right turn North Carolina has taken in the past legislative session will gather in downtown Raleigh to march for a new beginning.
Feb. 7, 2014

Missouri Begins the Year with Barrage of Attacks

The new year has just begun, and for Missouri, that means anti-women’s health politicians have resumed trying to chip away at women’s health and rights. Already, they have introduced fifteen of out-of-touch and extreme bills to restrict access to safe, legal abortion.
Jan. 23, 2014

A Texas-Style Roundup of the Ongoing Fight for Women’s Health

This week, Planned Parenthood returned to court, asking a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to uphold a ruling of a federal district court blocking a Texas law that when it took effect was projected to eliminate access to safe, legal abortion for one out of three Texas women in need.
Jan. 9, 2014