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Defunding the Police: What it Means and Why Planned Parenthood Supports It

Planned Parenthood — in solidarity with patients, staff, and supporters — stands with the Movement for Black Lives’ call to defund the police. Defunding the police means investing less in militarizing police forces and investing more in community-based solutions, education, and health care. 

First Person: A Black Mama Standing Up for Maternal Health

32 weeks pregnant at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, an expectant mother talks about systemic racism in health care — and why Black mamas need support and resources to combat it

April 15, 2020

Why the Fight for Black Mamas Is a Public Health Imperative

As we mark Black Maternal Health Week 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic makes clear that centering the communities and people most affected by health crises is crucial

April 13, 2020

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Anti-Abortion Politicians Use COVID-19 Crisis to Attempt to Stop Access to Safe, Legal Abortion

Five states have sought to block access to abortion by deeming it not “necessary” during the pandemic — sending patients scrambling to get care.

April 1, 2020

As ACA Turns 10, Pandemic Response Depends on It — But Trump’s Lawsuit Threatens to Eliminate It

Even as a global pandemic rages, the Trump-Pence administration and its political allies aren’t letting up on their attacks.

March 25, 2020

Trump Weakened Our Health-Care Infrastructure — and That Undermined His Response to Coronavirus

The Trump administration hasn’t been able to effectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in part because it has weakened our public health infrastructure and put anti-science ideologues in charge of our health care system.

March 13, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg v. the Patriarchy

Supreme Court Justice and gender equality hero Ruth Bader Ginsburg turns 87 years old on March 15. Her achievements are endless, but here are seven reasons why we’re celebrating!

March 13, 2020

7 Reasons Why Seema Verma is the Actual Worst

If you’re tired of hearing about the usual cast of appalling characters in the Trump-Pence administration, here’s a powerful player who may have flown under your radar: Seema Verma.

Feb. 28, 2020

Five Questions for HHS Secretary Azar

This week, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar will testify before several Congressional committees regarding the dangerous Trump budget — which guts vital health-care programs, including Medicaid. We've got some questions we want him to answer.

 

 

 

Feb. 25, 2020

What to Know About the Fight for Reproductive Justice

For a future with greater health equity and empowerment for Black people, people of color, and Indigenous people this movement is leading the way

Feb. 21, 2020