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Planned Parenthood Federation of America Applauds Passage of Legislation Providing Increased Access to Affordable Contraceptives to Prevent Unintended Pregnancies

Washington, DC — Planned Parenthood Federation of America today applauded the passage of legislation to make birth control affordable again for millions of women who obtain contraceptives at community health centers and college clinics.
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

Planned Parenthood Federation of America Annual Report Demonstrates Urgent Need For Access To Essential Health Care Services

Majority of Planned Parenthood Health Care Services Continue to be Preventive in Nature — Birth Control and STD Testing and Treatment Are Most Utilized Services
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

In Observance of National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, Planned Parenthood Encourages Women to Get Preventive Screenings

This January, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the nation’s leading women’s health care provider and advocate, is reminding women to get screened for cervical cancer. January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

Planned Parenthood Encouraged by Worldwide Declines in Maternal Mortality: Calls on Governments to Address Global Health Disparities and End Deaths from Unsafe Abortions

New worldwide estimates of maternal mortality rates released by four UN agencies yesterday show a 34 percent decline over an18-year period.
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

Planned Parenthood: Emergency Contraception Is Safe and Effective and Should Be Available Without Prescription or Age Restrictions

WASHINGTON — Planned Parenthood Federation of America said today that emergency contraception should be available over the counter without age restrictions, citing solid scientific and medical research showing that it is safe and effective in preventing unintended pregnancy.
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

Planned Parenthood Denounces Paul Ryan Budget

WASHINGTON — Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards urged the House of Representatives to reject the budget proposed by Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) when it comes up for a vote today. Paul Ryan’s budget proposal is anything but a “Path to Prosperity” — it is an out-of-touch proposal that hurts women and their families.
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

Planned Parenthood Denounces House Committee Passage of National 20-Week Abortion Ban

WASHINGTON — Planned Parenthood Federation of America denounced today’s House Judiciary Committee passage of dangerous and unconstitutional legislation that would ban abortion at 20 weeks nationwide — interfering in a woman’s ability to make personal decisions about her pregnancy in consultation with her doctor.
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

Planned Parenthood Denounces Homeland Security Amendment to Limit Women’s Access to Abortion

Amendment to House Homeland Security Appropriations Bill Is Another Attack on Women’s Health
Jan. 30, 2014 • National