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What is Trump's "Gag Rule?”

It would prohibit doctors, nurses, and hospitals across the country from being able to refer their patients for safe, legal abortion.

The Real Impact of Restrictions in Oklahoma

The last few years have set records for the extent of bad legislation that has been passed to restrict women’s health and access to safe and legal abortion. The state of Oklahoma has been on a race to the bottom when it comes to women’s health for some time now, with a very real and serious impact on the women of the state.
Nov. 1, 2013

An Unpopular Initiative in Michigan

Right to Life of Michigan has submitted signatures for an initiative to ban insurance from covering abortion. If the initiative becomes law, coverage for abortion would only be available through an unworkable “rider” system. This initiative has no exemptions for survivors of rape or incest.
Oct. 31, 2013

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Women’s Health Decisions Shouldn’t Be Political

A few weeks ago I saw the National Journal’s latest polling that shows women feel that the Republican Party is moving further away from them and had to weigh in. As the days went by I decided I wanted to discuss the results of this polling that shows only 14 percent of women think the GOP is now closer to representing their views since the 2012 election.
Oct. 25, 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

Ohio Agrees Medicaid Expansion is Too Good to Pass Up

Great news in Ohio: Governor John Kasich is the 25th governor to make the decision to expand Medicaid in his state—making coverage available to an additional 275,000 low-income Ohioans who need it. Better yet, Governor Kasich is the latest of several Republican governors who have decided to do what's best for their constituents, rather than toe a political party line.
Oct. 24, 2013

We're on Tumblr!

We're excited to announce our latest adventure in the digital world: the brand new Planned Parenthood Action Tumblr!
Oct. 23, 2013

The Growing [email protected] Population and the Importance of Health Care

When thinking about [email protected] in the United States, Connecticut is not a state that immediately comes to mind. Although California, Texas, and Florida are the states with the largest [email protected] populations, Connecticut’s [email protected] community is growing rapidly and is the largest minority population in the state — they now account for 13.4 percent of the state’s residents!
Oct. 21, 2013

Government Reopens, But the Fight for Health Care Is Far From Over

A fight that started over Obamacare, expanded to directly target women’s access to birth control, and kept the government shut down for 16 days, is over….for now.
Oct. 17, 2013

Cervical Cancer and Latinas

Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to not only celebrate our community’s ongoing contribution to American life in all facets, but to also take stock and see what the future holds for our community, our family, and ourselves, and part of that future is the state of our health care.
Oct. 14, 2013

Top 3 Ways to Take Action

No "Gag Rule" — Speak Out Now!

Trump is preparing to push a "gag rule" — his most dangerous attack on women's basic rights, ever.

Call Your Lawmaker

Text "RESIST" to 22422 — we'll help you get in touch with you lawmaker so that you can demand they stand with Planned Parenthood and protect our care.

Be a PP Defender

Join a core group of Planned Parenthood activists who get access to resources, trainings, webinars, and more to bolster the fight for health care and reproductive rights.