Category Archives: Health Care Heores

How to Help

The right-wing fringe of the republican party both elected and otherwise, have made denying women access to reproductive health care their #1 priority. But we don’t have to take this sitting down. Let’s act now. Here are three things you can do: Send a letter to Congress, asking them to protect Planned Parenthood and the […]

Teen Advocate Coordinator Wins Social Work Student of the Year Award!

We’re very proud here at Planned Parenthood of New York Citym, because our very own Eric Reyes, the Lower East Side Teen Advocates Coordinator, was just awarded the NYSSWEA Bachelor’s in Social Work Student of the Year award!A hearty congratulations to Eric, who’s a student at Lehman College in the Bronx. The award comes in […]

Mourning a hero

“I have chosen to ride this tiger unquietly, raking its side with verbal spurs, swinging my hat and whooping like a cowboy.” — Dr. William Harrison, Defender of Abortion Rights, Dies at 75

National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers

Today, March 10, is the National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers. It was set aside in 1996 to commemorate the 1993 assassination of Dr. David Gunn, the first provider murdered by an anti-abortion extremist. This month, and especially today, we pause and honor the men and women who put their lives at risk to […]

Wonderful Washington Post Profile

We often talk about the heroes we see every day around us, going through extraordinary acts just to be able to provide women with basic health care. Now, the Washington Post has profiled one of them — Dr. Carol Ball, a provider who flies in from Minnesota every month to provide abortions in South Dakota, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Awesome feature on our Project Street Beat

Good Morning! Do you know about PPNYC’s Project Street Beat? They’re an amazing program that does street-based outreach to at-risk populations that, as they put it, “live and/or work on the street.” Well Time Out New York just ran a fantastic feature on the program. They came along with us for a night and got […]

PPNYC on Anderson Cooper!

This past Monday, Anderson Cooper came to our health center to speak with staff about how we think the Stupak (or the Nelson, that was being voted on the next day) amendment would affect our work and our patients. Take a look!

Not in DC today? Here’s what you can do:

Today, December 2, is the National Lobby Day to Pass Health Care Reform & Stop Stupak. If you weren’t able to go down to DC on one of the 6am buses, never fear! There are still tons of ways that you can help. Those of us stuck at work or miles away from our nation’s […]