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The State of the Union, As We See It: Unprecedented Attacks on Reproductive Health and Rights

In the first weeks of 2020, the Trump-Pence administration has launched an onslaught against reproductive health and access to care at Planned Parenthood.

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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

Why I Need a Buffer Zone at the Gynecologist’s Office

I’m a tough chick. I’ve worked as a fitness instructor for 25 years, and I’m very physically fit. Even still, I have been threatened and harassed for years as a patient at Planned Parenthood by protesters. My most recent unpleasant experience occurred nearly two years ago at a Boston Planned Parenthood health care center.
Jan. 15, 2014

What Are the Women’s Health Cases before the Supreme Court This Term?

Since the Supreme Court started their new term in October, there have been a lot of developments on issues related to women’s health. We pulled together a quick overview, to get you up to speed about what has already taken place, and what’s on the horizon.
Jan. 15, 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

What You Need to Know About the Birth Control Cases Before the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court will decide whether bosses have the right to deny birth control to their employees based on their personal beliefs. They are taking up Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby & Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius.
Nov. 26, 2013