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 rally for comprehensive immigration reform. Young and old, from many backgrounds and races, we all gathered together at our nation’s capital to show lawmakers that behind every policy decision, there is a person’s story, life, and future.
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On February 1, the 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 Department of Health and Human Services in support of the benefit.
A great way to start the weekend! A federal judge ruled that emergency contraception must be available over the counter, without any age restrictions. This is a major victory for women of all ages.
What just happened in North Dakota shows how far some politicians will go to take away women’s access to safe and legal abortion. On Tuesday, Governor Jack Dalrymple signed a six-week abortion ban, which effectively outlaws abortion in the state.
As of today, 18 for-profit companies have filed lawsuits to earn the right to deny women access to birth control with no co-pay.
After two years of back-and-forth, the comprehensive Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has finally become a reality. The inclusive version of the bill was signed into law yesterday by President Obama, marking a major victory for women and families across the country.
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These days there is so much partisan bickering in the halls of Congress that it is refreshing to hear about instances where important legislation is passed with broad bipartisan support.
What We're Reading - Reflecting on Black History Month, Rep. Diane Black is at it again, and Oklahoma lawmakers
Good afternoon, everyone! House Republicans are back at their old antics, while state lawmakers in Oklahoma decide to listen to the advice of one anti-women’s health constituent instead of a majority of women.
What We're Reading - Bobby Jindal wants to cut Obamacare, Florida Governor expands Medicaid, and where are the female Governors?
Good morning everyone, it’s been a busy couple of days between Medicaid expansion and talk of the sequestration. Make sure to check out what we’re reading this morning….
This morning, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the results of their first publication ever on the use of emergency contraception in the United States. The findings are telling!
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.