In the coming days, the Supreme Court will issue its decision in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, a case that could redefine abortion access in America. The stakes for women in this case cannot be overstated. A woman's very right to access safe, legal abortion is before the Court, and the consequences may reverberate far beyond Texas.
The 2016 Minnesota legislative session has drawn to a close. This session saw scores of bills to restrict access to abortion, along with an unprecedented attempt to defund Planned Parenthood and the tens of thousands of patients who access reproductive health services across the state each year.
We need our legislators to stop attacking women’s health and start focusing on doing things that actually improve people’s lives. Please understand three things: the work the organization does, the wide support it has and the motives of those who would thwart it. There’s a political price to pay for politicians who try to block patients from the care Planned Parenthood provides.
Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, which is currently before the Supreme Court, is the first abortion-related case before the court since 2007, and the ruling holds major significance for women's health in America.
With the recent passing of Justice Scalia, all eyes are on Supreme Court nominations and Congressional politics. But we can’t lose sight of what’s really at stake when the court hears Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt: women’s health and lives.
Secretary Clinton has been a steadfast champion her whole career—fighting to not only protect but also expand access to reproductive health care across the country and the world. As her decades-long legislative and advocacy record shows, she has made access to health care a driving issue throughout her political career. There is no greater champion.
2015 was rough year for women, but thanks to our steadfast supporters, we’re stronger than ever. As we prepare for the 2016 elections and an onslaught of anti-choice bills in the coming year, here are a few ways you can stand with Planned Parenthood and make a difference in 2016.