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Timeline: 100 Years of Birth Control

Category: Birth Control, Obamacare

100 years of birth control, 7-21-14. Blog feature image.

Since Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger coined the term "birth control" in 1914, contraception has truly revolutionized women's lives in the United States, and around the world. This timeline begins that year and ends 100 years later in 2014, as 99 percent of sexually active women report us…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Abortion, Obamacare, Infographic, Timeline, Margaret Sanger


Obamacare IS Working

Category: Birth Control, Obamacare

It’s been three years since Obamacare, aka the Affordable Care Act, aka the health care law, was signed into law, and already millions of women, families, and young people are benefiting from it.  And yet, the fight seems to be getting all the attention.  You’ve heard this one before: politicians i…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare


From Nevada to New Orleans: Spreading the Word about Obamacare to the Latino Community

Category: Latinos

I’m adding to my frequent flyer miles as the summer o’ conferences comes to a close.  The Latino Engagement team has been crisscrossing the country and working with our amazing affiliates and partner organizations to spread the word about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, and a…Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, Latinos, Affordable Care Act, Latinos for Planned Parenthood


Gynotician of the Week: Missouri State Senator Brian Nieves

Category: Abortion

This past week, in a debate on his Facebook page, Missouri State Senate Majority Caucus Whip Brian Nieves dismissed the need for lifesaving abortions, going so far to say that an abortion to save a woman’s life is “a matter of convenience.”  Maybe to Nieves it’s a “matter of convenience,” but to wo…Continue Reading

Tags: Gynotician, Gynotician of the Week, Abortion restrictions


Marco Rubio Wants to Make Your Personal Medical Decisions

Category: Abortion, Congress

Last year, Florida Senator Marco Rubio co-sponsored the much-talked-about Blunt amendment — which would have let your boss decide whether women could get access to affordable birth control or not.  So it’s really no surprise that Rubio would volunteer to be the lead sponsor on a bill banning abortio…Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, Marco Rubio, Blunt Amendment, Abortion restrictions, 20 week ban


A Big Week for Global Women’s Health

Category: Abortion, Global

Peace Corps Equity Act

In the last 48 hours, the House and Senate have taken major steps to shape the budget that affects U.S. foreign affairs spending – and their positions couldn’t be farther apart when it comes investing in global women’s health. The House wants to slash funding for international family planning and br…Continue Reading

Tags: Global, Global Gag Rule, Jeanne Shaheen, Peace Corps Equity Act, Rep. Nita Lowey