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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

Black Women Are Still Fighting for the Vote. Don’t Let Us Fight Alone

Those who came before us believed that access to the ballot box would give us the power to validate our humanity as equal to white people’s. But we are still so, so far from equality. And we are still not being heard.

Aug. 28, 2020

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100 Years of the 19th Amendment

The 19th amendment gave white women the right to vote, but Black women were subjected to discriminatory poll taxes and Jim Crow laws until the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Aug. 26, 2020

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. 

July 9, 2020

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.

July 9, 2020

COVID-19: No, We Are Not All in This Together

The public health disaster facing Black communities is the result of hundreds of years of U.S. policies that bolster white supremacy and marginalize Black people. 

July 9, 2020

Supreme Court Protects Access Abortion — For Now

In June Medical Services v. Russo, the U.S. Supreme Court sent a resounding message to politicians all across the country: It is unconstitutional to impose medically unnecessary laws that place an undue burden on a person’s right to safe, legal abortion.

June 29, 2020

Tennessee Legislature Passes Sweeping Abortion Ban in the Middle of the Night

Politicians used police force to keep the public out of the state legislature. Now, Tennessee is set to be the first state to enact an abortion ban since start of coronavirus in the United States.

June 19, 2020