Monthly Archives: January 2009

A Picture Says a Thousand Words

Via the great blog Feministe comes the story of the two most important women’s-rights-related bill-signings in the past few years: The Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003: And the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009: Thanks Jill.

Congressman John Boehner admits condoms aren’t stimulating, don’t help America grow

Thanks Brian!

Congressman John Boehner admits condoms aren’t stimulating, don’t help America grow

Thanks Brian!

Congressman John Boehner admits condoms aren’t stimulating, don’t help America grow

Thanks Brian!

Global Gag Rule Reversed!

Our full statement will be up on Huffington Post soon, but I wanted to just celebrate the reversal of the Global Gag Rule! Joan Malin has to say: Now, millions of women around the world will be able to access critical basic services including safe abortion and birth control. Thanks to President Obama, thousands of […]

I’m still getting used to this “I agree with the president” thing…

But via Salon, president Obama’s talking about abortion, and well, as they say, it’s best to just let his words speak for themselves: “On the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we are reminded that this decision not only protects women’s health and reproductive freedom, but stands for a broader principle: that government should not […]

A Note From Our Leader On Roe 36

acier This year, the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade comes just two days after the historic inauguration of President Obama, a pro-choice president committed to protecting and strengthening women’s health. We look forward to working with our new president and our new Congress. First, we expect that within days President Obama will rescind the […]

House Introduces Affordable Birth Control Legislation

The days of unaffordable birth control may be no longer!! According to Planned Parenthood Federation of America: Members of the U.S. House of Representatives for the introduction of The Prevention Through Affordable Access Act, a bipartisan piece of legislation that will provide a no-cost technical fix to restore eligibility for college health centers and safety-net […]

Reactions to the NY Times and PPNYC Study

The New York Times has published several letters to the editor in response to last Monday’s article on PPNYC’s report on Dominican Women’s reproductive health. They make for some interesting reading. Among the reactions are those talking about mistrust of the health care system, a reminder that the cost of abortion still makes it unaccessible […]

NYTimes Article on PPNYC Study

A few months back, Planned Parenthood of New York City released a study (pdf) based on several focus groups we’d conducted with Dominican women living in New York City and Santo Domingo (DR). Among some of the key findings were that thanks to alienation from the U.S. healthcare system, women in both NYC and Santo […]