Tag Archives: Stupak

What you should have read, but might have missed.

Here’s what we’ve been paying attention to: Did you see the great piece in the New York Times about funding for sex education? They quoted our very own Randa Dean. And PPNYC’s President and CEO Joan was interviewed on the TV show Brooklyn Health Beat (her clip is third from the top in the right-hand […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!

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

Here’s what was happening last week: New York State Senator Hiram Monserrate, who was convicted of misdemeanor assault of his girlfriend, was sentenced to three years supervised probation. PPNYC appeared on WNBC 4, calling for his expulsion from the State Senate. In sad news, the New York State Senate rejected a same-sex marriage bill by […]

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 […]

What are you thankful for?

As we get ready to take off for the Thanksgiving Holiday, and are in the midst of fighting for reproductive health to be included in health care reform, I wanted to take a moment to make a list of what I’m thankful for: That there are currently 850 Planned Parenthood health centers operating across the […]

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

What happened last week? Harry Reid introduced a Senate Bill that did not contain the Stupak amendment into the Senate. The New York Times has a good explanation of what that bill looks like. And Broadsheet has a good explanation of its abortion language. That Senate bill finally made its way to the floor for […]

Required Reading

Wow. This weekend was a doozy. Here’s what you should be reading this week: So, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the Stupak-Pitts Amendment, severely restricting abortion coverage in health care, passed a little before midnight on Saturday. Cecile Richards is on Hardball with Chris Mathews TONIGHT to talk about the […]