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This Week’s Urgent Action: Defend the Dreamers!

With Congress on recess from February 17 - 25, now’s our best chance to hold their feet to the fire to protect Dreamers.

The global gag rule is back – and could leave millions of vulnerable women at risk

Politicians in Congress are pushing to reinstate the global gag rule – a dangerous policy that bans foreign organizations from receiving U.S. family planning aid if they even mention abortion.
June 12, 2015

Here’s the Key to Expanding Birth Control Access (Hint: Making It Over-The-Counter Isn’t Enough)

A lot of politicians are pushing over-the-counter birth control these days — but there is a right way and a wrong way to do it. The wrong way is promising to make birth control over-the-counter while simultaneously pulling the rug out from under the birth control benefit, like some politicians are doing. The right way to do it is with a new bill in Congress, the Affordability IS Access Act, which would make the birth control pill available over-the-counter while protecting the insurance coverage that keeps it affordable.
June 11, 2015

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Act Now to Help Make Birth Control Available Over-the-Counter and Protect Insurance Coverage

A new bill in Congress could make the birth control pill available over the counter – while protecting the insurance coverage that keeps it affordable. That means greater access to birth control, for everyone. Right now, lawmakers are deciding where they stand. Ask your senators to co-sponsor the Affordability IS Access Act.
June 9, 2015

Everything You Need to Know About the 20 Week Abortion Ban The House Is Voting On This Week

If this bill sounds familiar, it's because it was pulled from the House floor in January to work out what one politician called a “definitional problem with rape.”

May 12, 2015

Take Action: Congress to Vote on 20 Week Abortion Ban

It's National Women's Health Week and anti-women's health politicians in the House of Representatives have chosen to launch yet another attack by voting on a bill to ban abortion at 20 weeks nationwide.
May 12, 2015

6 Personal Stories that Reveal How a 20-Week Abortion Ban Would Hurt Women

People have a perception that women who terminate at a later stage just don’t want to be pregnant anymore or are selfish because they don’t want a sick baby. But this is not something I did for myself. This is something I did for him.
May 11, 2015

Vox: What Americans Think of Abortion

A new poll from Vox shows that views on abortion policies are not black and white, and that many people have moved beyond the “pro-choice” and “pro-life” labels.
April 9, 2015

How the Bill to Ensure Paid Sick Leave Would Help Women and Families

More women than ever have entered the workforce (thanks in large part to expanded access to birth control, which has allowed women to pursue their education and careers) — but workplace leave policies haven’t kept up with this progress. That’s why Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) have reintroduced the Healthy Families Act, which would help ensure working women and families can take paid sick leave.
Feb. 20, 2015

States Move On 20-week Abortion Bans

States across the country are moving 20-week abortion bans in part of a coordinated campaign to chip away at abortion access now, ban abortion altogether in the end.
Feb. 11, 2015

Top 3 Ways to Take Action

Stand up to discrimination

The Trump-Pence administration just set up a new HHS office to promote discrimination. Tell them that we won't tolerate hate. 

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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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Now more than ever, Planned Parenthood is counting on volunteers who are ready to take action locally and online and stand up for reproductive health and rights.