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Today, August 1, 2012, Planned Parenthood and millions of women's health advocates nationwide are celebrating a critical milestone along the path toward improving access to essential preventive health care under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). For the first time, insurance companies are required to cover birth control, cancer screenings, well-woman... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2012 at PPSFL Writes
by Emily Barker, Public Affairs Intern March is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate the great women of our past and the contributions they have made to society. This time each year ,we remember famous women like suffragist Susan B. Anthony and Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at PPSFL Writes
by Emily Barker, Public Affairs Intern After the Obama administration overruled the FDA decision earlier this year to lift age restrictions on emergency contraception and allow it to be sold over the counter, I wasn’t expecting the good news that came last week. Under the Affordable Care Act, all new... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2012 at PPSFL Writes
by Casey Martinson, Public Affairs Director and Emily Barker, Public Affairs Intern Sex education has been a subject of controversy, probably for as long as people have been having sex. In fact, while Planned Parenthood is known today for a wide range of health care services, its founder Margaret Sanger... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2012 at PPSFL Writes
by Emily Barker, Public Affairs Intern January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and given the fact that about 4,000 American women die of the disease every year, some awareness is definitely in order. The real tragedy of these losses is that cervical cancer is one of the most preventable types... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2011 at PPSFL Writes
by Emily Barker, Public Affairs Intern Pennsylvania’s Liquor Control Board has pulled a public awareness ad from their “Control Tonight” online campaign, after receiving thousands of complaints about it’s content. Critics say the ad “suggested a woman who drinks is to blame if she gets raped”. The ad was intended... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2011 at PPSFL Writes
by Casey Martinson, Public Affairs Director Back in November, Nicholas Kristof argued in the New York Times that if humans are serious about answering problems like climate change, resource shortages, and armed conflicts that seem ever ready to unravel civil society, we need to get serious about family planning. (See... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2011 at PPSFL Writes
by Emily Barker, Public Affairs Intern Last week, while flying to California, I spotted an alarming notification posted in the jet bridge, just outside the entrance to the plane. The small flier warned me of the chemicals I was “possibly” being exposed to from the aircraft’s engine, that “sometimes” enter... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2011 at PPSFL Writes
by Emily Barker, Public Affairs Intern There’s been some uproar lately about a recommended curriculum for New York City schools' now mandatory sex education programs for middle school and high school students. Central to complaints is a website on the “recommended resources list” for teachers, Go Ask Alice. The site... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2011 at PPSFL Writes
by Casey Martinson, Public Affairs Director On Tuesday, voters in Mississippi had the chance to approve an amendment to their state's constitution that would have legally defined "personhood" as starting at the moment when an egg is fertilized. Aside from banning all abortion without exception, this initiative had the potential... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2011 at PPSFL Writes
by Emily Barker, Public Affairs Intern A friend of mine asked me last week why I thought Planned Parenthood was important, and I told her, because they promote reproductive choice through education, and provide important health services to women and men. There’s no doubt about that. But after attending Planned... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2011 at PPSFL Writes
by Emily Barker, Public Affairs Intern The Guardian reported last week that clothing retailer Topman, a UK "trendsetter for men on the high street," pulled two t-shirts out of stores amidst complaints over their misogynistic content. One shirt read “Nice new girlfriend- what breed is she?” Another read “I’m so... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2011 at PPSFL Writes
by Casey Martinson, Public Affairs Director At Monday night's CNN/Tea Party Republican presidential debate, Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachman criticized the Obama administration for its recent decision to require that health insurance companies cover all forms of FDA-approved birth control without co-pays or other cost-sharing by the patient. In particular, she... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2011 at PPSFL Writes
by Casey Martinson, Public Affairs Director It's been said that "there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." Last week, the British Journal of Psychiatry was the unfortunate publisher of the third (and perhaps most insidious) kind, when it offered the findings of Dr. Priscilla K. Coleman.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2011 at PPSFL Writes
by Casey Martinson, Public Affairs Director Through all of the political attacks Planned Parenthood has weathered this year, one thing is abundantly clear: we have a LOT of friends in our community. In fact, over a million new people have signed up online as Planned Parenthood supporters in response to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2011 at PPSFL Writes
The Florida Independent reported Wednesday that "St. Gianna Physician’s Guild, a group of Catholic physicians, has launched an on-line campaign asking Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and the Obama administration 'to immediately withdraw all references to contraception and contraception counseling from the ‘Guidelines for Women’s Preventive Services’ under... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2011 at PPSFL Writes
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