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Planned Parenthood Applauds Final Passage of Shaheen Amendment: “Shaheen amendment is an important step toward ensuring military women have access to the health care coverage they deserve”

WASHINGTON — Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards released the following statement applauding the bipartisan Congressional approval of an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, granting military women insurance coverage for abortion when a pregnancy results from rape or incest. This amendment was authored by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH).
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

Planned Parenthood Applauds Federal Court Ruling on Plan B

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) applauded today’s ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York ordering the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) to expand access to emergency contraception (EC), also known as Plan B.
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

Planned Parenthood Applauds FDA Approval of Lybrel

Continuous Birth Control Pill Gives Women New Hormonal Contraceptive Option

Jan. 30, 2014 • National

Planned Parenthood Applauds Defeat of Nelson/Hatch Amendment

Anti-Choice Amendment Would Have Restricted Women’s Health Care Access
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

Planned Parenthood Applauds Defeat of Anti-Women's Health Amendment

Pence Amendment Targeting Planned Parenthood Soundly Defeated
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

Planned Parenthood Applauds Court Decision Expanding Access to Emergency Contraception

WASHINGTON — Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards released the following statement in response to a ruling in the Tummino v. Hamburg case lifting the age and point of sale restrictions on emergency contraception, citing solid scientific and medical research showing that it is safe and effective in preventing unintended pregnancy:
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

Planned Parenthood Applauds Congresswoman Nita Lowey for Introducing the Global Democracy Promotion Act

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) today commended Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) for introducing the Global Democracy Promotion Act of 2010 to bar future administrations from reinstituting the so-called Mexico City policy, also known as the global gag rule, which blocked access to basic health care for women worldwide.
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

Planned Parenthood Applauds Congressional Investigation into Failure of Abstinence-Only Programs

Washington, DC — Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) applauds the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for examining the $1.5 billion failure of government-funded abstinence-only programs at a congressional hearing on Capitol Hill today.
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

Planned Parenthood Applauds Congress for Prioritizing Reproductive Health in 2010 Appropriations

Bill Ends Funding of Failed Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs, Funds International Reproductive Health Care at Highest Levels Ever
Jan. 30, 2014 • National