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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 […]

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Planned Parenthood Launches #BansOffMyBody Campaign

New York, NY, June 17, 2019 — Today, Planned Parenthood Federation of America launches Bans Off My Body, a grassroots campaign to fight back against attacks on reproductive health care and boldly declare that our bodies, our lives, and our futures are our own. The campaign launches with a billboard in Times Square and a […]

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Groups Sue Trump Administration to Block Rule to Allow Discrimination by Health Care Workers

WASHINGTON, DC, June 11, 2019 – The National Women’s Law Center, along with Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Democracy Forward, is suing the Trump administration today to block a rule that would allow health workers broad discrimination practices against women and LGBTQ people. This lawsuit aims to stop the Trump administration’s “refusal of care” […]

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Abortion Services Protected in Missouri, For Now

Washington, DC, June 10, 2019 – Today, a Missouri circuit court judge granted Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region a preliminary injunction, allowing it to continue to provide abortion services at its health center for the time being. Reproductive Health Services is the last health center in the state that […]

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EACH Woman Act Would Ensure Women Can Make the Best Decisions for Themselves & Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 12, 2019 – Planned Parenthood applauds the re-introduction of the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) Woman Act in the U.S. House of Representatives by Reps. Lee, Schakowsky, DeGette and the first-time introduction in the U.S. Senate, led by Senator Duckworth and a group of original co-sponsors including Senators Murray, […]

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Trump Releases Final Gag Rule, Continuing Administration’s Attack on Women and Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. February 22, 2019 – Despite mass outcry from the medical community and American people, the Trump-Pence administration today released a final gag rule that undermines Title X, the nation’s program for affordable birth control and reproductive health care, and makes it illegal for health care providers in the program to refer patients for an abortion. This puts health […]

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On 46th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood Celebrates State Efforts to Expand Abortion Access

Washington, DC, Jan. 22 2019 – Today, Planned Parenthood and its partners celebrate the 46th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. During the 2019 legislative session, Planned Parenthood expects more than half the states to push positive policies that expand access to health care including safe, legal abortion. Furthermore, champions will join a broad […]

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Planned Parenthood Responds to Trump-Pence Attacks on Transgender People

Washington, D.C. Oct. 21, 2018 – This morning The New York Times reported that the Trump-Pence administration is planning a dramatic government-wide move to erase civil rights protections for transgender people, by narrowly defining gender identity, based on a person’s assigned sex at birth. This runs counter to guidance from respected medical groups, like the American […]

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New Planned Parenthood Video Series Helps Parents Talk with Children About Bodies, Gender, and Transgender Identities

New York, NY, Oct. 16, 2018 — Planned Parenthood Federation of America has launched the first set of videos in a new series for parents and caregivers on how to talk about topics related to bodies, sex, and relationships in developmentally appropriate ways with preschool, elementary-, and middle school-aged children. The first three videos, which […]

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New Planned Parenthood Video on How to Support Survivors of Sexual Assault

NEW YORK, NY, Sept. 26, 2018 — The public discourse around the accusations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has included troubling, harmful rhetoric and misinformation about sexual assault and survivors of sexual assault. As a trusted health care provider and educator, Planned Parenthood stands with and supports all survivors of sexual […]

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