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Our Priorities

With an anti-reproductive healthcare majority on the Supreme Court and an increasingly emboldened anti-abortion opposition locally and across the country, we’re fighting hard every day to protect our care. We work in DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia to protect and expand access to reproductive health care in our region, and believe everyone should have access to affordable health care.

District of Columbia

Without statehood, DC faces a unique set of challenges, with Congress having ultimate control over our local laws and budget, and DC having no vote in Congress. While PPADMV has worked to enshrine reproductive rights into DC law, DC residents remain vulnerable to Congressional meddling.  In addition to being an issue of racial justice and civil rights, statehood is necessary to ensure reproductive rights are protected in DC in the long term.  As we work with our partners to achieve statehood, we’re also focused on addressing DC’s high rates of maternal mortality and STI transmission.

Maryland

Since 2016, champions in the Maryland General Assembly have not only defended repeated attacks on the care provided at Planned Parenthood and health centers like it, but have also expanded access to reproductive health care across the state. In anticipation of, and then in response to, dangerous restrictions on federal funding for reproductive health care, laws in 2017 and 2019 protected and strengthened Title X coverage in Maryland. The MGA passed laws expanding access to contraception in 2016 and 2018, and to telehealth in 2020 and 2021. PPADMV will continue to advocate for Maryland to remain a nationwide leader on access to reproductive health care.

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Virginia

After years of grassroots work throughout the Commonwealth, Virginians elected a pro-reproductive health Governor and House of Delegates in 2017, and a pro-reproductive health Senate in 2019. PPADMV is proud to have joined the significant electoral efforts in Northern Virginia in 2017 and 2019, and will continue working in the 2021 elections and beyond to ensure we elect policymakers who support access to reproductive health care. PPADMV also works each year with the General Assembly to support legislation improving access to reproductive health services for Virginians. 

PPADMV works with Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia to support statewide advocacy efforts.

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