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Federal Judge: Planned Parenthood of Tennessee Can Continue HIV-Prevention Work

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Another federal court rules that conservatives can’t defund Planned Parenthood because it provides abortion care.

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How Did Emergency Contraception Get Excluded From VAWA?

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By all accounts, the women’s rights advocates who fought to reauthorize VAWA never made EC a priority.

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Watch Texas Sen. Dan Patrick Snipe and Holler His Way Through a Sex Ed Hearing

Texas Senator Dan Patrick

Patrick wants to keep Planned Parenthood from providing sex education curriculum in public schools. Watch how he treats citizens who respectfully disagree with him.

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U.S. Must Stand Strong on International Agreement to Address Gender Violence

It’s time to leverage the VAWA victory and momentum for women’s rights and turn our attention to women and girls beyond our borders.

It’s time to leverage the VAWA victory and turn our attention to the needs of women and girls around the world.

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Not Content With Strictest Abortion Law in the Country, Rapert Wants to Defund Planned Parenthood

Senator Jason Rapert.

Once an anti-choicer’s done all he can to ban abortion, his next logical move is to cut off birth control access.

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After “Pro-Choice:” What’s Next for Our Messaging?

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A reproductive justice framework is critical—but it’s not the same thing as “pro-choice.”

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Arizona Federal District Court Blocks Efforts to Defund Planned Parenthood

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A federal district court in Arizona made it official this week and entered a permanent injunction that blocks a law designed to strip Planned Parenthood clinics in the state of funds by banning Medicaid funding for non-abortion health care provided by doctors and clinics that also perform abortions.

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Our Church: Home to Planned Parenthood for Forty Years – and Still Fighting

Inside the First Presbyterian Church in Ogdensburg, NY, during Advent/Christmas.

It is hard to believe that the U. S House of Representatives actually voted to cut off Planned Parenthood altogether. These political attacks get plenty of attention. Meanwhile, in contrast, the Presbyterian Church I am blessed to serve wants to be sure that a woman’s health center, like Planned Parenthood, has a home.

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Justice is Love Made Public

Civil rights leader John Lewis (today a congressman from Georgia), left, and others pray during a demonstration, ca. 1963.

Too often, “love” and “justice” are understood in completely different categories. In fact, they are just different incarnations of one another.

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Federal Court Overturns Arizona Planned Parenthood Funding Ban

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U.S. District Judge Neil Wake gave women’s health advocates a significant victory in the fight over family planning funding, overturning a 2012 Arizona law that targets Planned Parenthood.

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