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Five Takeaways From the 2019 Elections

Huge victories for reproductive health champions send a big signal about key issues that may swing elections in 2020

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

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Rick Perry’s Texas Women’s Health Program Leaves Many Women Without…

What happens when Governor Rick Perry blocks Planned Parenthood health centers from participating in the Texas Women’s Health Program? The 50,000 low-income women who had previously gone to one of the 47 Planned Parenthood health centers for access to affordable birth control, lifesaving cancer screenings, and STI testing are forced to find a new provider. Unfortunately, finding a new provider is easier said than done.
July 17, 2013

Not in Her Shoe's--It's Time to Have an Authentic Conversation About Abortion

With the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade next week, we’re reminded that women’s health and rights have come a long way in the last 40 years. It’s been 40 years since the Supreme Court ruled that a woman has a right to make her own personal medical decisions, and 40 years of ensuring a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion. But as women’s rights have expanded, the language we’ve used to discuss the subject has narrowed to simply “pro-choice” and “pro-life.” When it really comes down to it, labels box people in—they fail to reflect the complexity of the conversation about abortion, or the way Americans think and talk about it today. That’s why Planned Parenthood Federation of America released a new video, “Not in her Shoes,” as part of the effort to expand the discussion about abortion beyond labels.
July 17, 2013

Four More Years: Congratulations, President Obama!

Hands down, the best news of last year was on November 6 when they announced President Obama had won the state of Ohio, guaranteeing another four years of his presidency. Now, on January 21, millions will watch as he’s inaugurated for his second term.
July 17, 2013

40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade: It’s Here for Good

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, when the Supreme Court ruled a woman had a right to make her own personal medical decisions, without interference from politicians. 40 years later Americans are still standing by this decision. A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows 7 in 10 Americans believe Roe v. Wade should remain the law of the land, and a woman should have a right to a safe and legal abortion.
July 17, 2013

WATCH: Sarah Weddington on 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade — the landmark Supreme Court decision that confirmed a woman’s constitutional right to consider safe and legal abortion, if and when she needs it, and without interference from politicians.
July 17, 2013

Plan to Rock: Inauguration 2013

The night before the second inauguration of President Barack Obama Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and Rock the Vote hosted their own inauguration party—Plan to Rock—celebrating the power of young people and the importance of protecting women’s health and rights.
July 17, 2013

Ken Cuccinelli on the Issues: Compares Birth Control to MLK’s Fight

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is far out of the mainstream when it comes to women’s health. His entire career has been an exercise in trying to reduce and deny women access to care. He has co-sponsored “personhood” measures that would give full legal rights to fertilized eggs, supported defunding Planned Parenthood, and was the first attorney general to file a lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — on the same day the bill was signed into law.
July 17, 2013