Join the fight for Title X!
Since 1970, Title X has helped ensure that people — regardless of where they live, how much money they make, their background, or whether they have health insurance — has access to basic, preventive reproductive health care.
In New York, Planned Parenthood serves 52% of Title X patients and almost half (40%) of Planned Parenthood’s health centers are in medically underserved areas.
Now that care is in jeopardy. The Trump-Pence administration's gag rule is a dangerous and unconscionable attack on our health and rights. It includes language specifically designed to block people from care at Planned Parenthood health centers. The gag rule also makes it illegal for health care providers in the program to refer patients for an abortion.
Thank You for Taking Action!
Over 1,000 advocates participated in Planned Parenthood’s New York State Day of Action at our state capitol in Albany. The day included a rally and meetings with Assembly and Senate members to talk about the importance of our reproductive health care and rights. A Sex Ed fair featuring Planned Parenthood health educators also helped educators and staff about the need for statewide comprehensive sex ed.
Rally speakers included Planned Parenthood providers and statewide elected leadership including Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Attorney General Tish James, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie, as well as special guest speaker Broad City’s Ilana Glazer.
Never miss a chance to take action! You can make a difference!
Join the Pink Wave!
Register for New York State's Planned Parenthood Day of Action in Albany on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. YOU are needed to show our statewide support for our reproductive health care and rights.
The Day of Action is FREE and includes:
- Box lunch
- Planned Parenthood rally
- Lobby Training
- Transportation with Planned Parenthood affiliates outside of the Capital Region
You can’t miss this! Mark your calendar now!
Facing federal attacks on our reproductive health care, the RHA enshrines the standard of Roe v. Wade in our state law. With over a decade of advocacy for the RHA, reproductive health care activists statewide showed that New York will not turn back the clock on safe, legal abortion and acknowledges the centrality of accessible reproductive health care.
Your vote is your voice! Be sure that you are heard on November 6th by making a voter plan now:
- Check with your local or state Board of Elections on your polling place
- Decide what time you will go to the polls and how you will get there
- If you can provide transportation, ask others if they need a ride to the poll
- If there is any possibility you may be out of town on Election Day, request an absentee ballot from you local or state Board of Elections today
JUST IN: It’s official. The Trump administration just issued its dangerous gag rule to control you, your body, and your health care.
Add your name to oppose the gag rule.
NYS needs to #PassTheCCCA
While NYS has some regulatory protection to ensure insurance coverage for contraception, we lack the full power of state law. That's why we need state Senate passage of the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (CCCA) this year to ensure that affordable contraception is accessible through your health insurance. Our state’s failure to safeguard these provisions is a step backward from the progress made by the ACA.
The Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (A1378/S3668) has three simple yet powerful components:
- Ensure insurance coverage for all FDA approved contraception methods (including condoms and male sterilization)
- Ensure timely and affordable access to emergency contraception
- Allow pharmacies to dispense up to 12 months of birth control at one time
Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed NYS budget included the Women's Agenda - 13 provisions which would make a real difference for our state. Now that the budget negotiation process is coming to a close, we must send the message that women and girls must NOT be cut out of the budget and that our needs can not be swept aside! The Women's Agenda will safeguard our health, rights and empower us to succeed!
Take action now!
Go Pink for NYS!
Register now for New York State's Planned Parenthood Day of Action in Albany on Tuesday, March 13 – don’t miss this chance to show the power of pink as we rally and meet with lawmakers! Federal attacks on our health care are unrelenting and YOU are needed to ensure New York leads on our access to sexual and reproductive health care.
Free lunch and Planned Parenthood swag
Free round-trip bus transportation for those outside of the Capitol district
YOUR action today makes the difference for our future!
Tax Plan Takes Aim at Health Care
If the GOP tax bill becomes law, millions would lose their health care under the #ACA and premiums would increase by 10%. Here's what you need to know about this disastrous bill: http://ppact.io/2BSRSJM
Birth control is basic health care. Tell the Trump Administration that undermining the Affordable Care Act's requirement that all insurance plans must cover birth control is unacceptable. Pushing this essential health care out of our reach makes no sense.
We can't go back. Act now to say #HandsOffMyBC.
New York State said "No!" to Graham-Cassidy
Because community members statewide raised their voices and took action, nearly 3 million New Yorkers will keep the health care coverage gained through our state's health exchange and Medicaid expansion.
Together we are stronger. Thank you!
New York State faces it's greatest peril to our health care with #GrahamCassidy. You can help stop this worst version of #Trumpcare — which “defunds” Planned Parenthood — before politicians force it through Congress without debate.
Take action now.
“DREAMers are part of the Planned Parenthood family. Now and forever we will do everything in our power to #DefendDACA.” - Cecile Richards
You can act for the approximately 42,000 New Yorkers affected by President Trump’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Start now.
This is not a drill - we have 48 hours to stop Trumpcare from becoming law - which would strip coverage from millions and block access to care at Planned Parenthood. Call now: 202-804-8210.
Handmaids go to DC
On June 27th, New York State Planned Parenthood patients and supporters headed to DC to oppose the Senate Trumpcare bill that “defunds” Planned Parenthood, repeals the ACA, and decimates the Medicaid program. As part of a nationwide fight against this devastating bill, New Yorkers flooded Congressional phonelines, emailed, rallied and took the fight directly to DC. New Yorkers participated in"The People's Fillibuster" to raise their voices for our care and the Handmaids stood in silent rebuke of the Senate shenanigans to pass off a tax break for the wealthiest as a health care plan.
New York State Pink Out!
New York State went PINK on June 21, 2017 as Planned Parenthood patients and supporters rallied to protect access to our care and oppose Trumpcare. Pink Out rallies and events took place statewide including Albany, New York City, Hempstead, Syracuse, Ithaca, Rochester and Buffalo. It was a beautiful night in Albany's West Capitol Park as hundreds joined to amplify the glow at the Alfred E. Smith Building, City Hall and the Capitol!
Handmaids at New York State Capitol
The Handmaids came to the New York State Capitol as the 2017 Legislative Session was coming to a close at the end of June. With the Senate Majority leadership stalling on critically needed reproductive health legislation, the Handmaids were a visible reminder that New York State needs the Reproductive Health Act (A1748 Glick, S2796 Krueger) to preserve access to legal abortion and the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (A1378 Cahill, S3668 Bonancic) to ensure insurance coverage includes contraception.
Clergy Day of Action
This year's Clergy Day on May 9th was very productive with a record number of clergy from all across New York State meeting in Albany and sharing their religious perspective with statewide lawmakers and staff. This event offers a powerful reminder of our state's religious diversity and the widespread support for access to reproductive health care. The annual event is sponsored by Concerned Clergy for Choice, a project of the Education Fund of Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts (formerly Family Planning Advocates of NYS.)
Day of Action 2017
More than 1,700 reproductive health and rights advocates, patients and supporters from around the state convened in Albany to stand up and stand strong for reproductive health care on January 30, 2017.
This year’s lobby day included:
- Meeting with state representatives and staff to advocate for our health care and rights.
- Actions to support Planned Parenthood
- A rally that included Planned Parenthood voices and statewide leaders.
Don’t miss your opportunity to be part of our state’s advocacy day in 2018! Stay tuned as details are coming about Day of Action 2018!