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.
Defenders are a core group of supporters who have said they'll give their time to defend Planned Parenthood, the health services they provide, and the people who rely on them — in what just may be the fight of our lives.
Late Saturday night, anti-women’s health lawmakers in the House of Representatives, showed they are willing to do whatever it takes to stop Obamacare and take away women’s access to health care, even if that includes shutting down the entire government.
Today, Planned Parenthood Federation of America filed a lawsuit in Texas to block two harmful and unconstitutional provisions of the anti-women’s health law designed to restrict women’s health and rights in the state.
African-American women understand Planned Parenthood. They understand Planned Parenthood’s commitment to providing quality health care and eliminating health disparities; they understand Planned Parenthood’s commitment to bodily integrity and self-determination; and they understand Planned Parenthood’s vision for a world of social justice where people are able to fulfill their highest dreams. These issues are essential to African Americans.
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.
Promoting women’s health, leadership, and economic security—a pretty worthy cause right? We couldn’t agree more. That’s why yesterday we helped launch the Fair Shot Campaign—a partnership of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the Center for American Progress, American Woman, and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).