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Planned Parenthood Advocates for DC, Maryland & NoVa (PPADMV) fights day in and day out to protect access to reproductive health care services; build bright futures by engaging and fostering positive relationships with the communities we serve; and elect bold repro rights champions to office.

We serve the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Northern Virginia, each with their own priorities. Because of our proximity to the capital, we also participate in many national level actions with coalition partners to protect access to healthcare and preserve reproductive justice.

Our Priorities

With an anti-reproductive healthcare majority on the Supreme Court and an administration that will seemingly stop at nothing to chip away at our rights the White House, we’re fighting hard every day to protect our care. Our top priority on the national level is to defeat attacks on birth control and abortion access for good, and advocate to preserve full funding for family planning services. 

We believe everyone should have access to affordable health care and the freedom to choose to receive care from Planned Parenthood.

Maryland

Reproductive health care champions in office in MD have passed laws in the past few years that ensure better access to birth control and reproductive healthcare services. These laws enhance, expand, and protect access to contraception, regardless of federal actions, and ensure funding for Planned Parenthood health centers despite new Title X restrictions. PPADMV is continuing our efforts to advocate for coverage of contraception, as well as protect funding and access to comprehensive reproductive health care throughout the state of Maryland.

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Washington, D.C.

Here in the District, we face a unique set of challenges, as our local budget is controlled by Congress and we lack voting representation. Our top priority in DC now is protecting access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare from ongoing national attacks. Long term, we hope to also work with partners to achieve homerule and political autonomy for the District so our patients and community members can make the right health decisions for themselves.

Virginia

In 2017, together with our partners at Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia, we saw sweeping victories in the Virginia elections. Since then, it has been our top priority to work with members of the Virginia General Assembly as well as the Northam administration to expand Medicaid in the Commonwealth, repeal medically unnecessary laws that restrict abortion access, and improve access to comprehensive sex education, transgender healthcare, and anti-human trafficking throughout the state. In 2018, we aided in bringing about Medicaid Expansion in VA.

In 2019, we plan to work with our partners at Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia to elect bold reproductive healthcare champions to local office. 

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