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Why Trans Activist Jack Knoxville is Fighting to Protect Your Rights

He went from being a Planned Parenthood patient to a digital organizer helping you take action.

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

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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.

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7 Favorite Moments from the President’s State of the Union

Last night, the President delivered his fifth state of the union address, outlining his policy priorities for the upcoming year and his vision for our country: Equal opportunities, fair pay, and access to health care for every American. Here are some of our favorite moments from the President’s speech:
Jan. 29, 2014

House Leaders Are About to Pass a Bill that RAISES Taxes and Interferes with Private Insurance All to Restrict Abortion Access

Tonight, the president will lay out his priorities for the year when he delivers the State of the Union in front of a joint session of Congress. His speech will be followed by three Republican responses: the “official” response from Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (the highest ranking Republican woman in the House), Senator Mike Lee on behalf of the Tea Party, and Senator Rand Paul on behalf of, well…Senator Rand Paul.
Jan. 28, 2014

Mike Huckabee, "Uncle Sugar," and "Libido-Controlling" Contraception

Mike Huckabee and some members of Congress have a vision for this country that looks an awful lot like the 1950s.
Jan. 24, 2014

You’ll Never Guess What House Republicans Are Doing in the New Year (well, you probably will)

Only a few days into the first session of the New Year and anti-women’s health politicians are already attacking abortion rights. Last week, they held a hearing on H.R. 7, a bill that is not only dangerous to women’s health, but would take away important tax benefits from American families and small business.
Jan. 13, 2014

New Year’s Resolutions We Would Like to See Politicians Make…

Each New Year brings new hope and opportunity: a fresh start. It’s a time to look forward and of course, a time to make some resolutions. While our resolution remains the same as always—to protect women’s rights and make sure millions of women, men, and young people can continue to rely on Planned Parenthood for affordable, quality care—we’d like to suggest a few resolutions that politicians may want to embrace in the New Year.
Jan. 3, 2014

Presenting…the Inaugural Ladies' Choice Awards

As 2013 comes to a close, it’s a time to reflect on the past year. We write these pieces every year, and we got to thinking…wouldn’t it be more fun, in service of remembering the good, the bad, and the simply absurd, if we made them awards?
Dec. 17, 2013

Republicans Should Get on Board in Protecting Women's Health

Democrats have once again preempted Republicans on the issue of women's health, this week introducing in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, the Women's Health Protection Act. In response to an unprecedented level of attacks on women’s reproductive health over the past few years, the Women’s Health Protection Act would create federal protections against state restrictions on abortion that do not advance women’s health and safety but actually create barriers to women accessing a safe and legal medical procedure that also is constitutionally protected.
Nov. 18, 2013

Top 3 Ways You Can Take Action NOW

Stop Trump's Family Detention Rule!

We have just a few days left to speak out against the harmful proposal, which jeopardizes the health and well-being of immigrant children.

No "Gag Rule" — Speak Out Now!

Trump's gag rule is designed to block millions of people from care at Planned Parenthood health centers.  Tell the administration #nogagrule!

Stop the Public Charge Rule!

The "public charge" rule would force families to choose between accessing critical resources like health care and keeping their families together.