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Planned Parenthood Files Federal Court Lawsuit Challenging Nebraska Abortion Law

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, represented by attorneys at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, today filed a lawsuit in Federal District Court in Lincoln, Nebraska, challenging the constitutionality of a recently enacted Nebraska law misleadingly titled “The Women’s Health Protection Act.”
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

Planned Parenthood Federation of America Strongly Condemns Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell Signing Mandatory Ultrasound Law

Planned Parenthood Federation of America sharply criticized Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell for signing a mandatory ultrasound law that will deny Virginia women access to individualized reproductive health care and further hurt women seeking a safe and legal abortion in Virginia.
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

Planned Parenthood Federation of America Statement on Sentencing of Scott Roeder for the Murder of Dr. George Tiller

Scott Roeder was sentenced today to life in prison following his conviction for the first-degree murder of Dr. George Tiller, a physician who was a well-known expert in performing late-term surgical abortions, especially in medically complex pregnancies. Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards issued the following statement.
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

Planned Parenthood Federation of America Statement Regarding Restrictive Policy Riders in Republican Spending Bill

As the nation’s leading women’s health care provider and advocate, Planned Parenthood strongly opposes several policy riders and budget provisions included in the spending bill released by the House Republican Appropriations Committee late last night.
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

Planned Parenthood Federation of America Statement Regarding Human Papillomavirus Vaccination for Boys

Statement by Dr. Vanessa Cullins, Planned Parenthood Federation of America vice president for medical affairs, regarding the recommendation made today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices that 11- and 12-year-old boys receive the HPV vaccine.
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

Planned Parenthood Federation of America Statement Regarding Cut to Title X National Family Planning Program

As the nation’s leading women’s health care provider and advocate, Planned Parenthood strongly opposes the funding cuts to the Title X National Family Planning Program in the FY 2012 appropriations package that just passed the US House of Representatives. These draconian cuts are just another example of Tea Party Republicans’ attacks on women’s health.
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

Planned Parenthood Federation of America Statement on New Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Data on Birth Rates

Data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics showed that teen birth rates have fallen to the lowest level ever recorded.
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

Planned Parenthood Federation of America Statement on the Murder of Dr. George Tiller

NEW YORK, NY — Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, today issued the following statement on the murder of reproductive health care provider Dr. George Tiller in Wichita, KS.
Jan. 30, 2014 • National