Planned Parenthood

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Nearly Half the Texas Providers Offering Free Reproductive Health Care Have Zero Patients

The state has not found an effective alternative to Planned Parenthood, which it defunded in 2011.

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Planned Parenthood's New President Has a Long History of Saving Black Mothers and Babies

Dr. Leana Wen is also experienced in standing up against the Trump administrations attacks on reproductive rights.

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Planned Parenthood Sues Trump Administration to Protect Teen Pregnancy Prevention Progam

The administration’s change in the Obama-era initiative requires grant recipients to promote an abstinence-only approach that research has found to be ineffective.

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Trump Administration Cuts Funds to Orgs That Provide Abortions

The new policy targets Planned Parenthood and other organizations that serve lower-income earning women. 

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New Jersey Governor Authorizes Two Laws That Expand Access to Reproductive Health

Governor Phil Murphy restored funding for Planned Parenthood and increased Medicaid eligibility for family planning services.

Women hold pink signs with white lettering. They read, "Stand with women," and "Protect women's health."

Planned Parenthood Launches Campaign to Advance Reproductive Rights Legislation in All 50 States

“We need to do more than just fight against the bad policies—now is the time to push for good ones.”

Memphis Planned Parenthood Clinic Focusing on Latinx Outreach Opens Next Door to an ICE Office

The organization was aware of ICE’s location when they purchased the building, but were under the impression that ICE would be moving.

An Interfaith Group of Clergy is 'Blessing' New and Existing Abortion Clinics

“We were claiming the sacredness of the space and the decisions that women and families make,” says Katey Zeh of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, the group that co-produced the first blessing ceremony with Planned Parenthood Metro-Washington. 

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Activists Deliver 510,000+ Signatures Ahead of Health and Human Services Nominee Hearing

Congressman Tom Price wants to defund Planned Parenthood.

Carlos Varas, a Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector, attempts to kill mosquitos that may be in storm drains or other places where standing water leads to their breeding in the Miami Beach neighborhood as the county fights to control the virus.

Planned Parenthood Canvassers Go Door-to-Door in Miami to Prevent More Zika Outbreaks

Latinx and Haitian women are among the groups who will be targeted for outreach.

Half a Million People May Soon Lose Access to Planned Parenthood

Two dozen state legislatures have moved forward with efforts to defund Planned Parenthood. But one of the major tactics—blocking the health care centers from accepting Medicaid—is likely illegal.

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Court Ruling Effectively Closes All But One Abortion Clinic in Louisiana

A lower court previously ruled the state’s law unconstitutional.

Grand Jury Clears Planned Parenthood of Misconduct, Indicts Abortion Opponents Instead

The folks who shot that infamous “sting” video have been charged with a felony.

Following Planned Parenthood Shooting Arrest, Colorado Cops Call Critics ‘Race Baiting Morons’

Colorado Fraternal Order of Police: “In yesterday’s heroic police action the shooter was given the opportunity to surrender. The choice to live or die was his.”

The Blatant Double Standard That Kept Robert Lewis Dear Jr. Alive and Left Laquan McDonald for Dead

Police gave Robert Lewis Dear Jr.—the alleged shooter and hostage-taker at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood—a choice: Come out peacefully and stay alive or remain inside and die. Dear decided to live. Imagine if Black people killed by police, like Chicago’s Laquan McDonald, had such a choice.

As Planned Parenthood Reels, Independent Abortion Clinics Also Suffer—Under the Radar

Planned Parenthood is the perennial target of anti-choice attacks, but the independent abortion providers that perform up to 80 percent of the procedures in the United States are also struggling. Here’s how the campaign against Planned Parenthood impacts clinics that don’t get much media attention or national support. 

Federal Government Still Operating, Planned Parenthood Still Kicking

House Republicans had vowed to hold government funding hostage unless Planned Parenthood was defunded, but the bill passed with 

TODAY: National #PinkOut Day Supports Planned Parenthood, Provides Free STD Testing

The embattled reproductive health organization is offering free STD testing in 28 cities today.

REPORT: Defunding Planned Parenthood Would Rob Thousands of Timely, Comprehensive Care

Planned Parenthood’s family planning centers serve 2.8 million people annually.

5 Reasons Why the Latest Attacks on Planned Parenthood Matter to People of Color

You’re probably feeling serious deja vu from the latest spate of videos that anti-abortion activists and lawmakers are using to impact Planned Parenthood’s federal funding. Here are five reasons why this familiar tactic and the political machinations it’s fueling matter to communities of color.