Monthly Archives: January 2010

Happy 37th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade!

Thirty-seven years ago today, the Supreme Court legalized abortion in the United States, opening the door for millions of women to safely and legally decide whether or not they wanted to carry a pregnancy to term. PPNYC’s CEO Joan Malin has a great piece up at the Huffington Post, reminding us that abortion is health […]

What don’t you want your tax dollars to go to?

From the Center for Reproductive Rights, comes this great video of some of my favorite bloggers answering the question: “Some in Congress don’t want federal money going to fund abortions. I don’t want MY tax dollars spent on _________.” You can send in your own 20 second video for their campaign. Reminder, Congress is finalizing […]

Haiti Update

An update from our post on Haiti yesterday: International Planned Parenthood Western Hemisphere Region is both a provider of and an advocate for sexual and reproductive health and rights. IPPF/WHR is accepting donations for PROFAMIL, a locally based Haitian organization, fully staffed & operated by Haitian nurses, doctors & volunteers. 100% of the donations are […]

How to Help in Haiti: Thinking About Women’s and Reproductive Health

For those of you who somehow haven’t yet heard, there was a major 7.0 earthquake in Haiti yesterday, devastating the country and leaving potentially thousands dead. Because the country is so poor and so much of the infrastructure has been devastated by the earthquake, relief to the area is struggling. Hospitals have been destroyed and […]

What you should have read, but might have missed, last week.

Here are a few of the news items we’ve been following: Our own Haydee Morales partnered with a PPNYC Adult Role Model Rosa Ocampo to write a great op ed for El Diario about our ever-evolving knowledge about sexual health and sexuality. The anti-choice politician and former Tennessee Congressman Harold Ford is considering challenging NY […]

What you should have read, but might have missed, over the past few weeks.

Welcome back! Hope you’re well-rested and had a great new year. Here are a few of the important news stories you may have missed over the holidays: The Senate passed a health care reform bill which includes language severely restricting access to abortion. Senator Brownback has an op ed about how the Nelson abortion language […]

Happy 2010!

Welcome back from the holidays, and happy 2010 everyone! If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably made a bunch of resolutions that err slightly on the side of unrealistic (if you weren’t going to the gym 4 times a week before Jan 1 you probably won’t start now). But sometimes, especially if they’re attainable, new […]