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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


Over 5,000 Texans Flood the Capitol for Start of Second Special Session

Category: Abortion, State Fights

Over 5,000 Show Up for Stand with Texas Women Rally

The Texas legislature kicked off their work for the second special session with a vengeance Monday -- and so did supporters of women's health. Well over 5,000 people flooded the Capitol at high noon on a hot day in July to speak out against Governor Perry's dangerous anti-abortion legislation, sendi…Continue Reading

Tags: Cecile Richards, Texas, Leticia Van de Putte, Wendy Davis


Ohio Governor Kasich Signs Anti-Women’s Health Budget

Category: Abortion, State Fights

So much for “the Kasich Jobs 2.0” budget…. Last night, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed his state budget—which included a number of anti-women’s health provisions including language designed to defund Planned Parenthood, TRAP restrictions, and a mandatory ultrasound requirement for women seeking an…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, State Fights, Ohio, Governor Kasich, TRAP


VIDEO: Texas State Senator Wendy Davis Stands Up For Women

Category: State Fights, Cecile Richards

Watch: Wendy Davis Stands with Texas Women Video

Senator Wendy Davis held her ground in an 11-hour marathon filibuster, speaking out against a dangerous bill that would have forced 37 of Texas' 42 providers of safe and legal abortion to close their doors. Hundreds of Texans packed the capitol to stand with Senator Davis -- and thousands of folks a…Continue Reading

Tags: Cecile Richards, Texas, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, Video


Cecile Richards and Wendy Davis Talk Texas on MSNBC

Category: Abortion, State Fights, Cecile Richards

Cecile Richards and Wendy Davis

Less than 24 hours after the amazing filibuster from Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, Governor Rick Perry called a second special legislative session to move forward with the extreme legislation designed to virtually ban abortion.  It’s an affront to the thousands of Texans who turned out in droves …Continue Reading

Tags: State Fights, Cecile Richards, Texas, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis


9 Incredible Things That Happened Yesterday in Texas

Category: Abortion, State Fights

Stand with Texas Women

1 . Wendy Davis Stands for Women (11 hours to be exact)  Senator Wendy Davis held her ground in an 11-hour marathon filibuster, speaking out against a dangerous bill that would have forced 37 of Texas’ 42 providers of safe and legal abortion to close their doors. Hundreds of Texans packed the capit…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Rally, Texas, Filibuster, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis