All of These Celebrities Love Lena Dunham and Planned Parenthood

Lena Dunham's official book tour t-shirt is a pink little number that reads "LENA <3 PLANNED PARENTHOOD" in that awesome '70s book club font (shout out Elizabeth Olsen and Teddy Blanks). Last night, in advance of the November election, Dunham embarked upon an Instagramming spree showing her famous friends wearing said… » 10/30/14 11:30am 10/30/14 11:30am

Planned Parenthood Petitions NBC Over Abortion Censorship

Planned Parenthood has launched a petition requesting that NBCUniversal CEO Stephen B. Burke stop "silencing ads mentioning abortion" after NBC allegedly refused to run ads for Obvious Child because the film's trailer mentions the word "abortion." As of now, the petition has nearly 10,000 signatures. » 6/23/14 4:40pm 6/23/14 4:40pm

Federal Appeals Court Says Kansas Can Defund Planned Parenthood

On Tuesday a federal appeals court ruled that Kansas can strip its two Planned Parenthood clinics of federal funding, in a move that's fairly obviously a retaliation for the organization's support of abortion rights. What a stunning victory for misogynists who oppose women's access to basic reproductive healthcare… » 3/26/14 9:30pm 3/26/14 9:30pm

What's More Romantic Than A Valentine's Day Abortion?

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards suggested via Vine yesterday that what women need for Valentine's Day is access to a host of reproductive care options — birth control, cancer screenings, well woman visits, breast exams, maternity care, preventative care, and, yeah, safe and legal abortion. But naturally,… » 2/11/14 1:40pm 2/11/14 1:40pm

'The 12 Days of Christmas' With Birth Control Is Priceless [Updated]

Do you love Christmas music, but feel it could include more references to contraceptives? You're in luck! Planned Parenthood Arizona has released a cover of "The Twelve Days of Christmas." Only they've replaced all the random gifts (swans? you shouldn't have) with stuff you can actually use, like diaphragms,… » 12/24/13 3:40pm 12/24/13 3:40pm

Man Charged with Trying to Burn Down Planned Parenthood Clinic (Twice)

Another day, another irrational, poorly-planned attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic that also doesn’t actually perform abortions. A man twice-accused of trying to immolate a Planned Parenthood clinic in Joplin, Missouri has been charged with attempted arson, according to federal authorities, after tossing items… » 10/19/13 12:00pm 10/19/13 12:00pm

Despite Greater Access, Iowa Abortions Drop Thirty Percent

When women have access to safe and affordable health care, abortion rates drop. WHODATHUNKIT? Now, some members of the Iowa Board of Medicine are trying to get telemedicine abortions — the practice partially credited for the decline — stopped because they say something just doesn't feel "right" about them. Hmm...… » 8/28/13 9:00pm 8/28/13 9:00pm

Answers to All Your Questions About Obamacare's Birth Control Mandate

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act begins October 1, a date that seems far away now that we're in the sweaty dregs of August but will be here before you figure out how to set up your air conditioning. Obamacare should ensure that no woman goes without preventative care, including contraception and well-woman… » 8/05/13 11:20am 8/05/13 11:20am