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OUR SPACE, OUR PLANNED PARENTHOOD: Reflections on Proudly Owning Our Reproductive Health as Black Women

Category: African Americans for Planned Parenthood

Angela Ferrell-Zabala is the Director of African American Leadership and Engagement for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund The things that I remember most about growing up in my family are the rich stories that were shared. The words would dance from the mou…Continue Reading

Tags: African Americans for Planned Parenthood


The 82 Employers Who Want to Deny Birth Control Coverage

Category: Birth Control, Obamacare

In the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled for the first time ever that bosses have the power to deny basic health coverage to their employees.  While we don’t yet know exactly how many women will lose coverage of their contraceptive care, we do know that Justice Samuel Alit…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Emergency Contraception, Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, Supreme Court, Hobby Lobby


Setting the Record Straight: Planned Parenthood Expanding Access to Care

Category: Abortion

Guest Post by Vicki Cowart, President and CEO, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains Political groups with an extreme agenda took to social media this week to claim they’ve found proof that Planned Parenthood has “quotas” for how many abortions the organization should provide. The entire basis …Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, State Fights, Attacks


Missouri Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Have Tripled Waiting Period for an Abortion

Category: Abortion

On July 2, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon vetoed a dangerous bill that would have required women seeking a safe, legal abortion to wait at least 72 hours before getting the procedure. The three-day period was three times as long as the state’s existing mandatory waiting period of 24 hours.   This bill…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Missouri, Waiting Period


Supreme Court: Bosses Can Deny Birth Control Coverage to Employees

Category: Birth Control, Abortion, Obamacare, Legislation

In a deeply troubling decision for women’s health care and reproductive rights, on Monday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that some employers who personally believe birth control is wrong have the power to deny legally mandated health care coverage of it for their employees. The 5–4 ruling in Burwell v…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Emergency Contraception, Abortion, Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, Supreme Court, Contraception, Insurance, IUD, Health Care, Hobby Lobby


CONTEST: Like Obvious Child? Send a Selfie or Tweet to Win Swag!

Category: Abortion, Video

We are so excited about the romantic comedy Obvious Child that we’re hosting a giveaway contest. The reason? It's obvious. In the movie, protagonist Donna Stern (stand-up comedian Jenny Slate) has an abortion — without bursting into flames as punishment. Shocker! Donna does note, however, that she’s…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Video, Obvious Child, Jenny Slate, Gillian Robespierre