Category Archives: Making Sense of the Senseless

Responding to the Archbishop of New York

  You may or may not have heard, but the Archbishop of New York held a press conference today on our rates of abortion (which have been available for a while, via the NYC DOH). We’ve issued a press statement, which you can find below. Or just catch us talking about it on the news […]

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 exactly happened this weekend?

Anyone who was on facebook or twitter this weekend, might have noticed that there were drastic changes introduced into the Senate version of health care reform. For anyone who wasn’t following the latest health care news (New York was battling a blizzard and thwarted travel plans after all) here’s a recap: On Saturday morning, Senator […]

Action Fund Takes Stand Against Monserrate

You may or may not have heard, but State Senator Hiram Monserrate was just sentenced to three years’ supervised probation for having recklessly caused injury to his girlfriend. The Planned Parenthood of New York City Action Fund released the following statement in response: The Planned Parenthood of New York City Action Fund calls for the […]

Oklahoma wants to do WHAT now??

Megan Carpentier on Rachel Maddow last night, talking about the Oklahoma law that will publicly display detailed information about who’s getting an abortion, why and how they paid for it. The clip starts at 2:20, and my favorite quote: “If they can’t change your mind, if they can’t make you believe as they believe about […]

Best “yo mama” comeback ever.

Via the ever-wonderful Feministing: [US Senator John] Kyl: “I don’t need maternity care” in my insurance policy. [US Senator Debbie] Stabenow: “I think your mom probably did.” Truth.

Do you know who you’re voting for tomorrow?

Hi NYC residents!You may or may not have heard, but New York City is having elections tomorrow, September 15. Candidates are running for Mayor, City Council, Comptroller, District Attorney, Borough President and more. Do you know who you’re voting for? The elections, especially the City Council elections, actually have a big impact on reproductive rights […]

Senator Edward Kennedy’s Lifelong Dedication to Choice

Today the world lost Senator Edward Kennedy, a tireless advocate for women’s rights and health care. As far back as 1967, Kennedy was advocating for women’s access to abortion. He not only was the driving force behind the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, a bill that continues to protect both health care workers […]

Footage from the vigil yesterday

Thanks to everyone who came out, and to Courtney at Feministing for posting.