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Anti-Abortion Politicians Use COVID-19 Crisis to Attempt to Stop Access to Safe, Legal Abortion

Five states have sought to block access to abortion by deeming it not “necessary” during the pandemic — sending patients scrambling to get care.

Cecile Richards on the Rachel Maddow Show Discusses Attacks on Women's Health

Last night, Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards joined MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow to discuss the attacks on women’s health both in Congress and in the states. From the 20-week nationwide ban on abortion introduced by Arizona Congressman Trent Franks to the extreme Iowa bill forcing the Governor to certify when an abortion is ‘medically necessary’, women’s health is under attack.
June 12, 2013

18 Birth Control Bosses Trying to Sue in Affordable Care Act Lawsuit

As of today, 18 for-profit companies have filed lawsuits to earn the right to deny women access to birth control with no co-pay.
June 11, 2013

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Obama Administration Announces Expanded Access to Emergency Contraception

Great news! Yesterday, the Obama administration announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will comply with a federal judge’s order to make emergency contraception available over the counter, for all women, with no age restrictions. This is a major victory for women’s health—and for expanding access to birth control!
June 11, 2013

Access to Health Care Shouldn’t Depend on Your Zip Code

On Tuesday, Governor Jack Dalrymple signed a six-week abortion ban, which effectively outlaws abortion in the state. The law is plainly unconstitutional...
June 11, 2013

Good News: Judge Rules To Make "Morning-After Pill" More Accessible

A federal judge ruled that emergency contraception, known as the morning-after pill, must be available over the counter, without any age restrictions. This is a major victory for women of all ages.
June 11, 2013

350,000 Women Support The Affordable Care Act Birth Control Benefit

On February 1, the Obama administration announced it would hold the line and ensure that all women, no matter where they work, can get affordable access to birth control with no co-pay. In the 60-day public comment period since that announcement, nearly 350,000 people submitted letters to the Department of Health and Human Services in support of the benefit.
June 11, 2013

Support Immigration Reform: Everyone Deserves Access to Health Care

Something rather magical happened on Wednesday this week in front of the U.S. Capitol: thousands and thousands of people, mostly Latinos, gathered for a immigration reform rally. Young and old, from many backgrounds and races, we all gathered together at our nation’s capital to show lawmakers that behind every policy decision, there is a person’s story, life, and future.
June 11, 2013