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Planned Parenthood on Supreme Court Leak: Our Worst Fears Confirmed, Supreme Court Appears Poised to Overturn Roe

Washington, D.C. — Tonight, Politico released a leaked draft majority opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case that eliminates the constitutional right to abortion established nearly 50 years ago in Roe v. Wade. In it, Justice Samuel Alito writes “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start” and “we hold that Roe and […]

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Planned Parenthood Files Lawsuit in Michigan to Block 90-Year-Old Felony Abortion Ban and Affirm a State Right to Abortion

LANSING, MI — Today, Planned Parenthood of Michigan and Michigan abortion provider Dr. Sarah Wallett filed a lawsuit to block enforcement of the state’s 90-year-old felony abortion ban under the Michigan Constitution and state civil rights laws. Since Roe v. Wade has guaranteed the right to abortion at the federal level, Michigan’s ban has not […]

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Leading Health Organizations File Amicus Brief on Behalf of Abortion Providers Opposing Mississippi Ban

Today, on behalf of a diverse group of health care professionals, leading medical organizations filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The case, brought by the Center for Reproductive Rights on behalf of Jackson Women’s Health Organization — the last abortion provider in Mississippi — challenges […]

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In Win For Abortion Providers, Texas State Court Grants Restraining Order Against Texas Right To Life

AUSTIN — Today, the District Court for Travis County granted a temporary restraining order against Texas Right to Life and its associates, stopping them from suing abortion providers and health care workers at Planned Parenthood health centers in Texas under the newly in-effect “sue thy neighbor” abortion ban, S.B. 8. The U.S. Supreme Court allowed the […]

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Planned Parenthood Action Fund Responds to Republican Elected Officials Asking SCOTUS to Overturn Roe v Wade

Today, after years of relentless attacks on their constituents’ reproductive freedom, shrouded in misleading claims of protecting women’s health and equality,  Republican lawmakers from across the country made their aims clear: They want the Supreme Court to allow states to ban access to safe, legal abortion. In separate amicus briefs filed today, 12 Republican governors […]

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Reproductive Rights, Health, and Justice Groups Call On Biden-Harris Administration To Expand Access to Medication Abortion

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2021 — Today, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) joined a coalition of 55 reproductive rights, health, and justice groups to send a letter calling on the Biden-Harris administration to take immediate steps to increase patient access to medication abortion by removing medically unnecessary federal restrictions on mifepristone — one of two […]

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Alexis McGill: Health Care Champions in House Introduce Legislation To Repeal Harmful Helms Amendment

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2021 — Today, the Abortion is Health Care Everywhere Act was introduced, critical legislation to repeal the Helms Amendment and recognize abortion as essential health care by halting the U.S. policy that blocks the use of foreign assistance to expand access to abortion. We applaud Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Barbara Lee (D-CA), […]

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Public Comment Period Demonstrates Powerful Opposition to Expanded Global Gag Rule

WASHINGTON, November 16, 2020 — The public comment period on a Trump administration proposed rule that would expand the devastating global gag rule closed on Friday, but not before thousands took the opportunity to speak out against it. In September — despite multiple studies finding that the global gag rule disrupts access to critical health […]

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Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Flowers Explains Why Sex Ed in the U.S. Needs a Makeover

October 25, 2020 – This week, Dr. Sara C. Flowers, vice president of education at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, spoke with Shape.com about the status of sex education across the United States, including Washington state’s Referendum 90, which for the first time puts K-12 sex education on the ballot to be decided by voters. […]

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Social Justice Groups Call for Action Following Reports of Gynecological Procedures on ICE Detainees in Georgia

WASHINGTON, October 2, 2020 — Weeks after nurse Dawn Wooten came forward with allegations of forced and coerced hysterectomies performed on immigrant women at the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC), Planned Parenthood Federation of America and leading social justice organizations based in Georgia are reiterating the need for immediate action to end these atrocities. Recognizing […]

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Planned Parenthood Action Fund Applauds House Passage of Critical Legislation to Protect Pregnant Workers

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2020 — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed critical legislation to protect pregnant people in the workplace. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would require employers to make reasonable accommodations for pregnant people and would help ensure workers don’t face discrimination or retaliation based on their pregnancy-related needs. The COVID-19 pandemic has […]

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Planned Parenthood Celebrates 10 Years of Digital Sex Education Through Chat/Text Program

New York, NY, Sept. 10, 2020 — Today, Planned Parenthood Federation of America celebrates ten years of our successful and innovative Chat/Text program, a national resource that allows young people in need of critical and confidential help to have real-time conversations with trained health educators via text, desktop chat, or mobile chat and get accurate […]

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Health Care Champions in House Announce Legislation To Repeal Harmful Helms Amendment

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2020 — Today, Reps. Schakowsky (D-IL), Lowey (D-NY), Lee (D-CA), DeGette (D-CO), Speier (D-CA), Torres (D-CA), and Pressley (D-MA), introduced the Abortion is Health Care Everywhere Act, legislation that would recognize abortion as essential health care and stop the egregious U.S. policy of creating barriers for those who need abortion access across […]

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House and Senate Health Care Champions Announce Critical Legislation to Protect Access to Birth Control

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2020 — Today, health care champions in the United States Senate and House of Representatives announced critical legislation to protect access to birth control. The reintroduction of the Protect Access to Birth Control Act comes in response to yesterday’s Supreme Court decision that upheld two Trump administration rules allowing employers and universities […]

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Supreme Court Allows Employers and Universities To Deny Access To Birth Control Coverage

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2020 — Today, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld for now two Trump administration rules that allow employers and universities to push their religious or moral beliefs on employees and students by denying them access to insurance that covers birth control. Bosses and universities will be able to decide — based […]

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Planned Parenthood: Sexual Health Care Via Telehealth To Be Available in All 50 States

NEW YORK, NY April 14, 2020 – Today, Planned Parenthood announced a national expansion of telehealth services to provide health care by phone or video to patients in all 50 states by the end of April. Planned Parenthood knows that even during a pandemic, sexual and reproductive health services can’t wait — they are time-sensitive and […]

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Trump Gag Rule Forces Planned Parenthood Out of Title X Natl. Program for Birth Control

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 19, 2019 — Today, Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced that the Trump administration, through an unethical and dangerous gag rule, has forced Planned Parenthood grantees out of Title X, the nation’s decades-old bipartisan program for affordable birth control and reproductive health care. Planned Parenthood health centers have been a part of the […]

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U.S. Congressman credits rape and incest for humanity

Aug. 15, 2019 – Iowa Rep. Steve King defended his party’s anti-abortion stance by claiming humanity would not exist without rape and incest. It was a desperate attempt to justify his abortion ban bill, which did not include exceptions for rape or incest. The measure failed to pass in Congress despite GOP support. Rep. King […]