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~ By Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America ~  I see it every single time I walk into a Planned Parenthood health center. And if you've ever walked through those doors — especially as a patient — then you know exactly what I'm talking about. The nurses and doctors, th…Continue Reading

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Cecile Richards on the Rachel Maddow Show Discusses Attacks on Women's Health

Category: State Fights, Cecile Richards

Cecile Richards on Rachel Maddow

Last night, Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards joined MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow to discuss the attacks on women’s health both in Congress and in the states.  From the 20-week nationwide ban on abortion introduced by Arizona Congressman Trent Franks to the extreme Iowa bil…Continue Reading

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Obama Administration Announces Expanded Access to Emergency Contraception

Category: Birth Control, Emergency Contraception

Cecile Richards on Obama Administration's Decision on Emergency Contraception

Great news! Yesterday, the Obama administration announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will comply with a federal judge’s order to make emergency contraception available over the counter, for all women, with no age restrictions.  This is a major victory for women’s health—and for expa…Continue Reading

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Support Immigration Reform: Everyone Deserves Access to Health Care

Category: Latinos

Immigration Reform Rally

Something rather magical happened on Wednesday this week in front of the U.S. Capitol: thousands and thousands of people, mostly Latinos, gathered for a immigration reform rally. Young and old, from many backgrounds and races, we all gathered together at our nation’s capital to show lawmakers that b…Continue Reading

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350,000 Women Support The Affordable Care Act Birth Control Benefit

Category: Birth Control, Obamacare

Birth Control Comments Delivered to HHS

On February 1, the Obama administration announced it would hold the line and ensure that all women, no matter where they work, can get affordable access to birth control with no co-pay.  In the 60-day public comment period since that announcement, nearly 350,000 people submitted letters to the Depar…Continue Reading

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Good News: Judge Rules To Make "Morning-After Pill" More Accessible

Category: Emergency Contraception

Emergency Contraception Definition

A great way to start the weekend!  A federal judge ruled that emergency contraception, more commonly known as the morning-after pill, must be available over the counter, without any age restrictions. This is a major victory for women of all ages.   By postponing ovulation before a pregnancy can occ…Continue Reading

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