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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. 

Supreme Court Protects Access Abortion — For Now

In June Medical Services v. Russo, the U.S. Supreme Court sent a resounding message to politicians all across the country: It is unconstitutional to impose medically unnecessary laws that place an undue burden on a person’s right to safe, legal abortion.

June 29, 2020

WIN FOR WOMEN: Supreme Court Strikes Down Dangerous Texas Abortion Restrictions!

In an thrilling victory for women, the U.S. Supreme Court just ruled to protect access to safe, legal abortion.
June 28, 2016

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Why Senate GOP Leaders are Holding a Hearing on a 20-Week Abortion Ban — But Not on a Supreme Court Nominee

Despicable: The same Republican leaders who are obstructing a Supreme Court nominee are holding a hearing on a failed bill to restrict access to safe, legal abortion.
March 14, 2016

What Happened At the Supreme Court Yesterday

Yesterday, the Supreme Court held oral arguments for McCullen vs. Coakley, a case that will affect whether staff and patients will have reasonable protection from violence and harassment while accessing health centers.
Jan. 16, 2014

What Justice Sotomayor’s Ruling Is Really About

Earlier this week, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor grabbed some headlines (and understandably caused some confusion) after she temporarily blocked implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit requirement as applied to religiously affiliated organizations. To be clear: the dispute does not in any way involve whether or not churches and places of worship are exempt from covering birth control (they are). Rather, the dispute is about other, religiously affiliated organizations, and how they can choose to “opt out” of the requirement.
Jan. 3, 2014