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
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
Sign Up for Email Alerts
Stay on top of breaking news in the world of reproductive health and rights, and learn right away about opportunities to fight back against attacks.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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