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“Defunding” Planned Parenthood, Title X, and You

An ideological battle in Congress means we have to fight tooth and nail to save health care for millions

North Dakota Judge Blocks Extreme Abortion Law

A federal judge in North Dakota has blocked the state’s law banning abortions as early as six weeks—before many women know they are pregnant. The law, which would ultimately outlaw abortion in the state demonstrated just how far some politicians would go to take away women’s access to safe and legal abortion.
July 23, 2013

First VA Governor’s Race Debate Verdict? Ken Cuccinelli Can’t Be Trusted with Women’s Health

On Saturday, Ken Cuccinelli faced off against Terry McAuliffe in the first gubernatorial debate of 2013. Everything was on the table, including women’s health. Considering Cuccinelli’s long history of trying to restrict and limit women’s access to safe and legal abortion, it was hardly a surprise when the moderator asked him if he’d continue in the same vein and use the governor’s office to push his extreme ideological views.
July 23, 2013

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What Do Voters Think About State Abortion Restrictions?

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

Why Are We Still Fighting the Global Gag Rule?

President Obama repealed the global gag rule in his first week in office, but we have yet to see the end of this harmful policy. Just yesterday, opponents of women’s health in the House wrote language echoing the global gag rule into the House foreign operations bill. If passed, this legislation would impose dangerous restrictions on foreign aid, limit women’s access to health care and undercut U.S. development objectives by weakening civil society.
July 19, 2013

Gynotician of the Week: Governor Perry Signs HB2, but We Won’t Let Him Have the Last Word

Texas Governor Rick Perry just signed HB 2, the extreme and dangerous bill that threatens to virtually end access to safe and legal abortion in the state of Texas. By signing this bill into law, he’s making a terrible situation for women’s health even worse.
July 19, 2013

Top 10 ways to tell you have a bad bill: North Carolina-style

First, you try to pass three bills that would make abortion inaccessible to women by imposing excessive, medically unnecessary, and sometimes impossible-to-meet restrictions on providers. They all fail in regular legislative session.
July 18, 2013

What Governor Bob McDonnell Failed to Mention in His State of the Commonwealth

The other day, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell gave his State of the Commonwealth where he addressed what he accomplished in 2012 and laid out his priorities for 2013.
July 17, 2013

New York Governor Announces Historic Women's Equality Act, State Will Lead Nation in Women's Health and Rights

The audience at New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address this week erupted into thunderous applause when he announced his commitment to passing the Reproductive Health Act as part of a broad Women’s Equality Act.
July 17, 2013

Top Five Things You Need to Know About Ken Cuccinelli

Virginia’s Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is running for governor, and as of 5 p.m. yesterday he secured his place as the nominee. Want to know where he stands on women’s health issues? It ain’t pretty.
July 17, 2013