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Four Fun Facts: Why Recent Over-the-Counter Birth Control Proposals are Really Underhanded

Category: Birth Control

Women’s health Chumps like Cory Gardner from Colorado and Thom Tillis from North Carolina are suddenly super into making birth control pills available without a prescription. Gee, getting contraceptives over-the-counter sure sounds great. And that’s just what they want you to think. The reality is …Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare, Thom Tillis, ACA, Cory Gardner


One Billion Rising Urges the Passing of the Violence Against Women Act

Category: Legislation, Congress

This Valentine’s Day, Planned Parenthood affiliates and organizations across the country are sending a strong message to members of Congress: we must put an end to violence against women. As part of the One Billion Rising campaign to rally one billion people around the world to stand up against vio…Continue Reading

Tags: Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), One Billion Rising


Violence Against Women Act controversy? It’s not controversial

Category: Legislation, Congress

First passed in 1994 with broad bipartisan support, and reauthorized TWICE since with improved protections, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is a critical law that has had a tremendous impact on reducing the national rate of intimate partner violence.  One would think that passing a bill that w…Continue Reading

Tags: Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Patrick Leahy, Mike Crapo


Hillary Clinton’s Legacy on Women and Girls Goes On

Category: Global

Today is Hillary Clinton’s last day of work at the State Department.  It is also the day when John Kerry will begin his work as secretary of state.   As this transition takes place, one issue we have paid close attention to is the future of U.S. leadership for women’s health and rights globally, whi…Continue Reading

Tags: Obama Administration, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Secretary of State, White House


The Republican Attack on Women: Time for the GOP to Change Positions

Category: Republicans

As the Republican Party continues to regroup after major loses in the 2012 elections—where it suffered from the largest gender gap in history—pro-women’s health Republicans are joining with Republican Majority for Choice (RMC) to call on the GOP to chart a new course in its approach to women’s healt…Continue Reading

Tags: Republicans


Daily Reminder: New Mexico Abortion Bill Could Criminalize Providers

Category: Abortion, Legislation

The first version of the New Mexico abortion bill could have jailed the rape survivor. The redrafted version could jail the health provider. Either way, the woman loses her right to make her own medical decisions without interference from politicians. New Mexico Rep. Cathrynn Brown's new bill is no …Continue Reading

Tags: Cathrynn Brown, New Mexico, New Mexico abortion bill