Stop Telling Black Women What to Do With Our Bodies
Black women’s decisions about our reproductive health too often boil down to damned if we do, damned if we don’t.
A dangerous bill that would ban abortion at six weeks of pregnancy in Ohio (House Bill 248) is being debated in the state legislature. Dawn Laguens, the EVP of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, went off on the proposed legislation the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014.
Dec. 3, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court just put a hold on provisions of a Texas law that threatens to eviscerate access to safe, legal abortion in the state for tens of thousands of women. The Court’s Oct. 14 order temporarily allows health centers that were forced to close earlier this month to resume providing abortions.
Oct. 17, 2014
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Last week the U.S. Fifth Circuit, ruled that H.B. 2 can go into effect immediately. As a result, 80% of abortion providers in Texas have had to close overnight.
Oct. 9, 2014
A Planned Parenthood Greater Texas volunteer and Texas State University student shares her passion for her role as a Planned Parenthood Generation organizer.
Sept. 24, 2014
On July 2, 2014, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon vetoed a dangerous bill that would have required women seeking a safe, legal abortion to wait at least 72 hours before getting the procedure. The three-day period was three times as long as the state’s existing mandatory waiting period of 24 hours.
Sept. 5, 2014
Court Protects Alabama Women from Dangerous Abortion Restrictions, But Similar Laws Loom in Other States
A federal court just ruled to protect Alabama women from the latest attack: In Alabama, a federal court struck down a law that would have shuttered all but two of the state’s only health centers that provide abortions.
Aug. 5, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court just made it harder for women to visit their doctor’s office in peace — but we won’t let them win.
June 26, 2014
This is everything ugly about politics: backroom dealings and greedy politicians attempting to line their own pockets while 400,000 Virginians go without health care that wouldn’t cost the state a dime.
June 19, 2014
These laws were written by politicians, not medical experts. They don’t make women safer. They don’t make the care better. They just make it harder for women’s health centers to stay open...
May 21, 2014