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Why Racism Is a Public Health Issue

Public health is built on the principle of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities. Police violence is antithetical to that mission.

The Real Impact of Restrictions in Oklahoma

The last few years have set records for the extent of bad legislation that has been passed to restrict women’s health and access to safe and legal abortion. The state of Oklahoma has been on a race to the bottom when it comes to women’s health for some time now, with a very real and serious impact on the women of the state.
Nov. 1, 2013

Texas Voter ID Law Disenfranchises Women Voters

Last night, Cecile Richards joined Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC’s The Last Word to discuss a new law in Texas that is disenfranchising women, making it harder for them to vote.
Oct. 24, 2013

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Ohio Agrees Medicaid Expansion is Too Good to Pass Up

Great news in Ohio: Governor John Kasich is the 25th governor to make the decision to expand Medicaid in his state—making coverage available to an additional 275,000 low-income Ohioans who need it. Better yet, Governor Kasich is the latest of several Republican governors who have decided to do what's best for their constituents, rather than toe a political party line.
Oct. 24, 2013

Great News for Women in Texas

Today in Haltom City, at the place where she received her high school diploma, State Senator Wendy Davis announced her candidacy for governor of Texas. Here's a sentence we don't get to say often enough: This is great news for women in Texas.
Oct. 4, 2013

WATCH: New TV Ad on How Ken Cuccinelli Interferes in Personal Health Decisions

Today, Planned Parenthood Votes is launching a new TV ad to further educate Virginia voters on Ken Cuccinelli’s extreme and dangerous record and agenda for women’s health.
Oct. 2, 2013

Planned Parenthood v. Abbott: The Fight in Texas Continues in Court

Today, Planned Parenthood Federation of America filed a lawsuit in Texas to block two harmful and unconstitutional provisions of the anti-women’s health law designed to restrict women’s health and rights in the state.
Sept. 27, 2013

The Des Moines Editorial Board's Message to Women's Health Opponents

The Des Moines Register’s editorial board has a message for women’s health opponents: If you don’t understand medicine, don’t try to get in the way of doctors treating their patients.

Sept. 12, 2013

Cory Booker: Standing with New Jersey Women

When it comes to women's health, the contrast in the New Jersey special senate election couldn't be clearer. Cory Booker will fight to protect women's access to preventive health services, make sure women have access to birth control with no co-pay, and support a woman's right to make her own personal and private medical decisions—without interference from politicians. His opponent, Steve Lonergan, has a long record of opposing common-sense women's health.
Sept. 10, 2013

It’s Not Just the Rhetoric, But the Policies that Insult Women

They just can’t help themselves. Two days ago, the communications director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) criticized Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate (and current Secretary of State) Alison Lundergan Grimes, calling her an “empty dress.”
Sept. 6, 2013