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Are you tearing your hair out over abortion restrictions in Texas? I sure as hell am! The latest blow to women’s health has been dealt by Republican Governor Greg Abbott, who has signed off on a two-year state budget that prevents Planned Parenthood from participating in the Breast and Cervical Cancer Services program. The joint state-federal program provides free cancer screenings for uninsured, low-income Texas women. A provision of the budget stipulates that clinics affiliated with abortion providers cannot receive funding from the program. Read More
231 laws restricting abortion access have been passed since 2010, and yesterday’s Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, passed in the House yesterday, is one of the worst—John Boehner called it “the most pro-life legislation to ever come before this body.” Here’s what you need to know: It bans most abortions after 20 weeks. As Planned Parenthood explains, “Nearly 99 percent of abortions occur before 21 weeks, but when they are needed later in pregnancy, it’s often in very complex circumstances. Read More
NC Republican State Representative Pat McElraft filed an anti-choice bill claiming the focus was to primarily create jobs. Her explanation? Fewer abortions equals more "little taxpayers" which somehow helps jobs, right?  The bill triples the state's waiting period for medical care from 24 hours to 72. It requires that only an OB-GYN perform an abortion; it also keeps faculty and students at UNC Chapel Hill and East Caroline University from supervising said abortions. This equates to two of the country's best medical schools being unable to provide future OB-GYNs proper training. Read More
Planned Parenthood’s Oregon Headquarters recently put up a collection of incredible IUD-shaped bike racks outside of their offices. The racks, which have been met with a very enthusiastic response, were implemented by Sarah Sockit Moseley, the Communications Director at Planned Parenthood. What a great way to show women of all ages that it’s totally normal and natural to take control of your reproductivity! Check out the bike racks and find out how they were made below. Read More
Another day, another senator who does not understand how birth control works, despite wanting to pass legislation banning certain kinds of birth control. Can we get these guys a pamphlet? This time it was Sen. Kevin Lundberg from Colorado, who serves as chair of the Health and Human Services committee. He has characterized IUDs as abortion causing drugs, even though health care experts have said that isn’t true. It just...is not true. In the Coloradoan, Lundberg speaks to his point by saying: “Protecting life is a very big issue. Read More
I never really got into the idea of Valentines Day. I'd like to like it, but I just...don't.  In fact, last night the boy and I had our annual V-Day-plans convo. To say the least, we came up empty handed. However, this morning my prayers for St.Valentine to f-off were answered. Search no more for restaurant reservations;Your plans are right here: With sponsorship from Panache, New York Night Train, and BUST (us, duh), Planned Parenthood will be hosting their yearly Valentine's Day concert and dance at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Read More
On a day that granted women the basic human right to their own bodies 42 years ago, the GOP passed new restrictions in the House of Representatives that would legally prohibit federal funding for abortions. The bill would prevent a woman's ability to buy private insurance plans that cover abortions, deny small businesses tax credits if they include abortion care in their insurance plans, and restrict women from having their abortions covered by Medicaid. Read More
We've all seen it. At some point in our lives we've passed by a group of people trying to guilt the universe out of being Pro-Choice. At best this is mildly annoying, but usually these activists, who utilize gory posters, "dead" baby dolls, and shaming, make women feel criminal.  Journalist Sunny Hundal was in for a renewal of faith in humanity when he started filming anti-abortion activists ( members of Abort67) outside of a London clinic. Read More
What’s better than a playlist featuring Beyoncé, En Vogue AND Dolly Parton?! A playlist that inspires you to get out and vote this Nov. 4. Duh. The Planned Parenthood Action Fund recently collaborated with the awesome DJ-ing forces that are MC Lyte and Samantha Ronson to create the first-ever Women are Watching Spotify Playlist! The playlist, which features a unique variety of diverse ladies, aims to inspire individuals to get off their seats and dance (and by dance I mean VOTE, although dancing is cool too). Read More
Lena Dunham, star and creator of the HBO hit series Girls, is a longtime supporter of Planned Parenthood, which is why they are teaming up with the writer on her book tour. This month the two partner to both promote Dunham’s new book Not That Kind Of Girl in nine cities and to educate women and men about prevalent health issues. Read More