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Three Big Takeaways From the Midterm Results

Abortion played a pivotal role in the 2022 election, boosting reproductive rights champions despite efforts to suppress voters’ power.

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

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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

After Losing the Election with the Greatest Gender Gap, Romney Campaigns with Cuccinelli

If last November’s election taught us anything, it’s that women’s health is a good investment. Mitt Romney lost the presidential election (and Virginia) with the greatest gender gap in Gallup’s history. And now guess where he is: headlining a fundraiser, days after a new poll shows Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe leading Virginia’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli by a 24-point margin among women.
Sept. 25, 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

Marco Rubio Wants to Make Your Personal Medical Decisions

Last year, Florida Senator Marco Rubio co-sponsored the much-talked-about Blunt amendment — which would have let your boss decide whether women could get access to affordable birth control or not. So it’s really no surprise that Rubio would volunteer to be the lead sponsor on a bill banning abortion after 20 weeks.
July 26, 2013

What Do Voters Think About State Abortion Restrictions?

Across the country, huge numbers of people have spoken up to oppose politicians’ attempts to restrict women’s access to health care—packing statehouses, attending rallies, and calling their representatives. But politicians are pushing forward with these extreme and dangerous policies anyway, in spite of both public opinion and medical expertise.
July 19, 2013

Plan to Rock: Inauguration 2013

The night before the second inauguration of President Barack Obama Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and Rock the Vote hosted their own inauguration party—Plan to Rock—celebrating the power of young people and the importance of protecting women’s health and rights.
July 17, 2013

It’s Trust Women Week and Time for Politicians to Listen Up

This week—as we celebrate 40 years of Roe v. Wade—we’re reminded of the importance the ruling made in women’s health and lives. By confirming a woman’s constitutional right to consider safe and legal abortion, if and when she needs it, the Supreme Court ruled that women could be trusted to make their own health care decisions, without interference from politicians.
July 17, 2013