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#NoThanksFranks: The PRENDA Bill is Discriminatory and Dangerous

April 14, 2016 • PP Action Blog

The Franks bill (PRENDA HR 4924) targets and discriminates against women of color and immigrant women. It furthers dangerous cultural stereotypes around these communities by purporting to ban abortion based on race or sex.

Posted by Planned Parenthood Action Fund

The 5 Ws of Planned Parenthood Defund Attacks

April 14, 2016 • PP Action Blog

Learn the who, what, when, where and why of attempts to block patients from care at Planned Parenthood.

Posted by Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Imagine Being Sent to Jail for Doing Your Job

April 13, 2016 • PP Action Blog

That's exactly what could happen to Mary Kogut, CEO of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri for refusing to share the private, personal medical information of Planned Parenthood patients.

Posted by Planned Parenthood Action Fund

GYNOTICIAN ALERT: Missouri Lawmaker Says He's A Reproductive Health Expert Because He Was A "former embryo"

April 8, 2016 • PP Action Blog

Gynotician governors keep thinking they can get away with putting politics between women and their doctors. But reproductive rights advocates are giving gynotician governors a taste of their own medicine.

Posted by Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Punishing Women for Abortion Isn't New. Just Look at the Hardships Utah Women Bear Under the State's Forced 72-Hour Wait

April 8, 2016 • PP Action Blog

The backlash against punishing abortion-seeking women is incomplete without acknowledging two points: First, ALL the Republican candidates for president want to outlaw abortion - and second, politicians have already been punishing women for years.

Posted by Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Planned Parenthood Is Suing Indiana Over Bill that Would Force Doctors to Lie

April 8, 2016 • PP Action Blog

Already, Indiana faces some of the strictest abortion laws in the country, yet this law was signed against the recommendations of leading medical experts, disability rights advocates, and members of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus.

Posted by Planned Parenthood Action Fund

MUST WATCH: Florida Woman Calls Out Rick Scott at a Starbucks for Defunding Planned Parenthood

April 7, 2016 • PP Action Blog

Rick Scott leaves without his coffee...

Posted by Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Dangerous Idaho Law Halts Life-saving Scientific Research, Forces Doctors to Deviate from Best Medical Practices

April 7, 2016 • PP Action Blog

The signing came despite the fact that Planned Parenthood does not facilitate fetal tissue donation in Idaho, the people behind the videos have been indicted by a grand jury, and Governor Otter himself refused to investigate Planned Parenthood last year.

Posted by Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Win for Democracy: Supreme Court Affirms Equal Representation for All Americans

April 6, 2016 • PP Action Blog

This ruling shot down a politically motivated attempt to further disenfranchise vast swaths of Americans, many of whom are from communities of color, including African Americans and Latinos, and we applaud the Court's decision.

Posted by Planned Parenthood Action Fund

State Attacks on Reproductive Health

Extreme politicians in states across the country have passed record numbers of dangerous, medically unnecessary anti-abortion restrictions — and the attacks aren't slowing down. Know the types of state attacks on women’s health, and how reproductive rights advocates are fighting back.

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