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Defunding the Police: What it Means and Why Planned Parenthood Supports It

Planned Parenthood — in solidarity with patients, staff, and supporters — stands with the Movement for Black Lives’ call to defund the police. Defunding the police means investing less in militarizing police forces and investing more in community-based solutions, education, and health care. 

Why Racism Is a Public Health Issue

Public health is built on the principle of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities. Police violence is antithetical to that mission.

July 9, 2020

COVID-19: No, We Are Not All in This Together

The public health disaster facing Black communities is the result of hundreds of years of U.S. policies that bolster white supremacy and marginalize Black people. 

July 9, 2020

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First Person: A Black Mama Standing Up for Maternal Health

32 weeks pregnant at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, an expectant mother talks about systemic racism in health care — and why Black mamas need support and resources to combat it

April 15, 2020

Why the Fight for Black Mamas Is a Public Health Imperative

As we mark Black Maternal Health Week 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic makes clear that centering the communities and people most affected by health crises is crucial

April 13, 2020

Universal Coverage: The Key to Making Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Truly Accessible

To overcome health disparities, proposals must ensure equitable access to the full range of sexual and reproductive health care services.

Oct. 22, 2019

What’s at Stake for Health Equity in the 2016 Election?

If America elects an anti-reproductive health president, health care equity will be dangerously at risk. That's why we need a president who will fight for all people to have a fair chance at sexual and reproductive well-being.
Dec. 22, 2015

2016 Election: Top 6 Issues for Women’s Health Care and Reproductive Rights

There’s no question that access to abortion, birth control, and health care at Planned Parenthood is on the line in this election. This is what we’re up against: Every single leading GOP presidential candidate is pushing extreme policies that would make it harder for Americans to access reproductive health care.
Nov. 30, 2015