I was in college in the early 1960s. When my period was a month late, I realized I was pregnant.
In the current political climate, some people may be wondering if we are going to stay open. The answer is yes! Continue reading These Doors Stay Open—With Your Help.
The results of the Presidential Election may bring renewed attacks on a person’s access to abortion and reproductive healthcare in this country. Continue reading 2016 California Legislative Wins
On October 17, 2016, Planned Parenthood celebrated its 100th anniversary in fine style. Continue reading 100 Years of Caring
“Nobody works at Planned Parenthood by accident. Everybody is there because of their call to the mission.” Doctor Washington’s approach to medicine is shaped by the years she lived and worked in Africa, caring for women who were willing to risk their lives to control their own reproductive destiny. This is her story of care.
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Please enjoy this video showcasing the powerful stories of hardworking staff and everyday patients from Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest. Continue reading Shattering myths about Planned Parenthood
The Supreme Court struck down Texas state law last month that limited women’s access to abortion. It was a watershed ruling for women’s rights! Continue reading Planned Parenthood General Counsel Explains Historic Abortion Ruling
In a huge win for women, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the Center for Reproductive Rights’ (CRR) challenge to abortion restrictions that passed in 2013 as part of Texas HB2.
We have all heard the statistics on the reproductive health disparities among women: The rates of unintended pregnancy for African American women and Latinas are nearly 2.5 and 2 times, respectively, the rate of White women. African American women are the mostly likely to die in pregnancy and childbirth.
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards recently discussed the challenges facing reproductive health care, the state of feminism and much more. Pointing out that the issues surrounding sexual health aren’t just a concern for women, Cecile notes that her son is joining a growing number of men active in supporting Planned Parenthood.
Whether you love “hashtag activism” or want to follow some of the most powerful women out there, this recent article from Elle 25 Inspiring Women to Follow on Twitter highlights the Twitter accounts you’ll want to add to your list. From CEOs and entrepreneurs to international game-changers, the women listed are sure to keep your Twitter feed interesting, inspirational and full of feminism.