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Planned Parenthood Advocacy and Political Organizations Launch “Keep Ken Out” Campaign; Highlights Ken Cuccinelli’s Dangerous Agenda for Virginia Women’s Health and Economic Security

Planned Parenthood advocacy and political organizations launched a new website today highlighting Republican candidate for governor Ken Cuccinelli’s dangerous record and agenda for Virginia women’s health and economic security. The website launch is part of the organizations’ “Keep Ken Out” campaign and coincides with the release of Cuccinelli’s new book The Last Line of Defense, which among other things, attacks the Affordable Care Act’s no co-pay birth control benefit.
Feb. 13, 2013 • National

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: We Agree with Jindal – Birth Control Should Not Be a Political Issue

Washington – Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards released the following statement in response to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s op-ed in the Wall Street Journal supporting greater access to birth control
Feb. 7, 2013 • National

Planned Parenthood Action Fund Responds to Anti-Women’s Health Bills in the House and Senate Designed to Defund Planned Parenthood Health Centers

WASHINGTON — Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, released the following statement in response to the newest string of anti-women’s health bills designed to defund Planned Parenthood health centers and limit women’s access to quality, affordable health care. The latest bill was introduced in the Senate by Louisiana Senator David Vitter. Tennessee Reps. Marsha Blackburn and Diane Black, joined by several colleagues, introduced similar bills earlier this month in the House.
Jan. 28, 2013 • National

Planned Parenthood and Rock the Vote to Host Inauguration Party Featuring Delta Rae, Q-Tip

WASHINGTON — As Americans gather to celebrate the second inauguration of President Barack Obama, Planned Parenthood and Rock the Vote will host a party celebrating the power of young people featuring a performance by band Delta Rae and a DJ set by legendary recording artist Q-Tip.
Jan. 28, 2013 • National

Court Allows Texas to Block Women’s Access to Health Care

New York — Despite the desperate need for affordable, accessible preventive women’s health care in Texas, today a Texas state court allowed Governor Rick Perry to disqualify Planned Parenthood from providing affordable birth control, lifesaving cancer screenings, and STI testing for low-income patients through the Texas Women’s Health Program.
Jan. 28, 2013 • National

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: New House Bill Would Limit Women’s Health Care Access

WASHINGTON – Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, released the following statement in response to legislation introduced today by a group of House Republican lawmakers that would keep Planned Parenthood from receiving funds under Title X, a federal family planning program.
Jan. 28, 2013 • National

Michigan Governor Signs Abortion Ban Despite Clear Message in November

NEW YORK, NY — Michigan Governor Rick Snyder today signed a bill that could shut down health care centers that provide abortion by mandating extreme licensing rules.
Jan. 28, 2013 • National

Polling Shows Women’s Health Issues Played Significant Role in Swaying Key Voters to Obama

WASHINGTON — New polling released today shows that positions on women’s health espoused by Mitt Romney and many Republican candidates were out of step with the majority of voters — especially key voting groups, including African Americans, Latinos, Independents, and unmarried women — cost those Republicans in the election.
Jan. 28, 2013 • National

Statement: Florida Voters Reject Allen West’s Extreme Views

WASHINGTON, DC – Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards released the following statement after Allen West this morning conceded the election in Florida’s 18th Congressional District to Patrick Murphy:
Jan. 28, 2013 • National