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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.

The 5 Ws of Planned Parenthood Defund Attacks

Anti-abortion politicians keep trying to "defund" Planned Parenthood. But what does that really mean? Here's the who, what, when, where, and why.

April 14, 2016

Imagine Being Sent to Jail for Doing Your Job

That's exactly what could happen to Mary Kogut, CEO of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri for refusing to share the private, personal medical information of Planned Parenthood patients.
April 13, 2016

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Punishing Women for Abortion Isn’t New. Just Look at the Hardships Utah Women Bear Under the State's Forced 72-Hour Wait

The backlash against punishing abortion-seeking women is incomplete without acknowledging two points: First, ALL the Republican candidates for president want to outlaw abortion - and second, politicians have already been punishing women for years.
April 8, 2016

GYNOTICIAN ALERT: Ask These 3 Governors About Your Lady Issues — Yes, Really

Gynotician governors keep thinking they can get away with putting politics between women and their doctors. But reproductive rights advocates are giving gynotician governors a taste of their own medicine.
April 8, 2016

Planned Parenthood Is Suing Indiana Over Bill that Would Force Doctors to Lie

Already, Indiana faces some of the strictest abortion laws in the country, yet this law was signed against the recommendations of leading medical experts, disability rights advocates, and members of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus.
April 7, 2016

Dangerous Idaho Law Halts Life-saving Scientific Research, Forces Doctors to Deviate from Best Medical Practices for Miscarriages and Stillbirths

The signing came despite the fact that Planned Parenthood does not facilitate fetal tissue donation in Idaho, the people behind the videos have been indicted by a grand jury, and Governor Otter himself refused to investigate Planned Parenthood last year due to lack of evidence.
April 7, 2016

Missouri Legislature Threatens to Jail Planned Parenthood CEO in St. Louis

The Missouri Senate yesterday began consideration of two bills that could send Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri CEO Mary Kogut to jail.
April 6, 2016

Arizona Governor Ignores FDA, Signs Abortion Restrictions Into Law

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill mandating that physicians use an outdated and less effective protocol for medication abortion -- flouting new guidelines approved by the FDA.
April 1, 2016

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