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Called to the Cause

Called to Planned Parenthood's cause
Dr. Sierra Washington has been called to Planned Parenthood’s cause.

“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.

Shattering myths about Planned Parenthood

Watch the first in the series: plannedparenthood.org/videos

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Planned Parenthood General Counsel Explains Historic Abortion Ruling

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

A Texas-sized victory

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.

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Reproductive Justice: Beyond the statistics

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.

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99 years of controversy

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.

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Feminists Who Rock Twitter

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.

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