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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.

States Are Introducing a Wave of Abortion Bans, and Guess Who’s Paying for It

Lawsuits over abortion bans cost taxpayers money — a lot of money, more than $3.5 million.
Jan. 16, 2015

Helms Amendment: A U.S. Policy that Restricts Women’s Abortion Access Around the Globe

The Helms Amendment has been restricting women’s access to much-needed health care for more than 40 years around the world. Here is what you need to know about this harmful policy, and what can be done about it.
Jan. 15, 2015

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Cecile Richards' Remarks at the National Press Club

Congress: If you want to grow the economy – if you want to compete globally – if you want to unleash the potential of half the population, there are some things you must do to protect women's health.
Jan. 14, 2015

6 Stories that Show What We Value in the Fight for Women’s Health and Rights

We at Planned Parenthood believe these six basic rights are central to freedom and opportunity for women and their families. To see why we value these basic principles, hear from the men and women who are impacted when the people in power ignore them.
Jan. 9, 2015

Buzzfeed: Top 6 Things You Need to Know About 6-Week Abortion Bans

Here are six reasons to show that proposals to ban abortion at six weeks of pregnancy are like pouring a boatload of bad ideas into a pint glass. Originally posted at buzzfeed.com/plannedparenthood.
Dec. 15, 2014

New Map: 80% of Abortion Providers in Texas Close Overnight

Last week the U.S. Fifth Circuit, ruled that H.B. 2 can go into effect immediately. As a result, 80% of abortion providers in Texas have had to close overnight.
Oct. 9, 2014

Missouri Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Have Tripled Waiting Period for an Abortion

On July 2, 2014, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon vetoed a dangerous bill that would have required women seeking a safe, legal abortion to wait at least 72 hours before getting the procedure. The three-day period was three times as long as the state’s existing mandatory waiting period of 24 hours.
Sept. 5, 2014

Court Protects Alabama Women from Dangerous Abortion Restrictions, But Similar Laws Loom in Other States

A federal court just ruled to protect Alabama women from the latest attack: In Alabama, a federal court struck down a law that would have shuttered all but two of the state’s only health centers that provide abortions.
Aug. 5, 2014

Timeline: 100 Years of Birth Control

How access to contraception revolutionized women's lives, from 1914 to today.
July 16, 2014

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No "Gag Rule" — Speak Out Now!

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

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