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Outrage: U.S. Supreme Court Takes Away Constitutional Right to Safe, Legal Abortion

With Roe v. Wade overturned, the basic right to control our own bodies will disappear across much of the country

Women are Watching Is Back for 2014

We know it’s only February, but things are already heating up as the 2014 election approaches. Politically speaking, it’s a big year and women’s health is on the line. Planned Parenthood and our advocacy partners in the states will be running our largest campaign ever.
Feb. 27, 2014

What Happened At the Supreme Court Yesterday

Yesterday, the Supreme Court held oral arguments for McCullen vs. Coakley, a case that will affect whether staff and patients will have reasonable protection from violence and harassment while accessing health centers.
Jan. 16, 2014

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It Was the Right Decision for Our Family

I've heard people say, no matter what side of the abortion issue they say they are on, that they don't know what they would do if faced with a pregnancy that has taken a tragic turn for the worse. And that is exactly why I urge Albuquerque voters to vote against the abortion ban on the ballot November 19. You just can't make decisions about abortion for someone else.
Nov. 19, 2013

Is This the End of the Republican Party?

In the wake of the defeat of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in the governor's race, I hope we can say this is the end of the Republican Party as we know it. The key words being "as we know it," and how it has been the past few years. Many lifelong Republicans like me have seen our party co-opted by an extreme minority and turned into something we no longer recognize.
Nov. 15, 2013

A Deceptive Ballot Measure in Albuquerque

Senator Lindsey Graham may have introduced a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks in every state with extremely limited exceptions, but opponents of women’s health are taking a different tactic in New Mexico, trying to impose a city-wide ban in Albuquerque.
Nov. 14, 2013

Women's Health: A Winning Issue

The Virginia gubernatorial election sends a message to the rest of the country about how to win elections in America today -- and how to lose them. Last night, voters elected Terry McAuliffe as the next governor of the Commonwealth. And they rejected Ken Cuccinelli, whose extreme anti-women's health agenda was a defining issue throughout the campaign.
Nov. 6, 2013

Thanks to You We Kept Ken Out of Virginia

We did it! Together, we have kept Ken out of the governor’s mansion and protected women’s health and rights in Virginia! This election sends a clear message to politicians in Virginia and all 50 states: attacks against women’s health are not only bad policy—they are bad politics.
Nov. 6, 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

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