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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.

Virginia, Oklahoma, Tennessee Officials Wrangle Over Reproductive Health

Another week, another round of dismal activity by anti-abortion state lawmakers. Let’s recap what opponents of sexual and reproductive health services have done in the last few days.

Feb. 10, 2017

What Happens if Planned Parenthood Is “Defunded”? Look at Texas’ Devastating Results

The network of health-care providers falls apart and women lose access to essential preventive services

Feb. 8, 2017

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Activists Rally Against Attacks on Reproductive Rights in State Legislatures

State lawmakers across the country have begun engaging in shenanigans around reproductive and sexual health again.

Feb. 3, 2017

Hundreds Crowd Iowa State Capitol to Fight ‘Defunding’ Bill

State senators, when faced with the crowd, cut the hearing short — halting citizen testimony after 25 minutes to rush the bill forward on a party-line vote

Jan. 27, 2017

On the 44th Anniversary Of Roe v. Wade, Nearly Half the States Are Hostile to Abortion

Although states grew increasingly hostile toward abortion in 2016, it’s not a reflection on Americans’ values. Anti-abortion politicians are out-of-touch.

Jan. 20, 2017

Wisconsin Report: “Defunding” Planned Parenthood Would Have Devastating Consequences for People in Paul Ryan’s Own Backyard

Many of the approximately 40,000 Wisconsinites who use Medicaid and rely on Planned Parenthood for care would have nowhere else to go for care.

Jan. 17, 2017

Texas Moves to Block Care for Nearly 11,000 Medicaid Patients

Today the state of Texas took final action to try to block Medicaid patients from accessing preventive care at Planned Parenthood, including birth control, cancer screenings, and HIV tests.

Dec. 21, 2016

Planned Parenthood and Fellow Reproductive Rights Groups Sue Over Unconstitutional Abortion Restrictions in Three States

Planned Parenthood, ACLU, and the Center for Reproductive Rights just filed lawsuits in Alaska, Missouri, and North Carolina over dangerous, unconstitutional, medically unnecessary abortion restrictions.

Nov. 30, 2016

Court Protects Mississippians’ Access to Care at Planned Parenthood

A federal district court in Mississippi just ruled that state politicians’ cannot block Medicaid patients from health care at Planned Parenthood health centers, saving access to birth control, cancer screenings, and other preventive care for Planned Parenthood patients.
Oct. 20, 2016

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