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Governor Ige Signs Groundbreaking Birth Control Access Bill Into Law

HONOLULU – Today, Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii (PPVNH) celebrated Governor David Ige’s signing of Senate Bill 2319, a groundbreaking bill that will dramatically expand access to birth control in Hawaii. SB 2319 makes Hawaii just the first state in the country to require all public and private insurance providers to cover 12 months of birth control at a time, meaning that women will only have to pick up their prescription once a year.

Sept. 9, 2016 • Hawaii

Federal Court Rules in Favor of Patients’ Right to Medication

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands (PPGNHI) and Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii (PPVNH) applauds the unanimous decision of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Stormans et al v. Weisman et al. The court upheld the constitutionality of a Board of Pharmacy rule requiring all pharmacies to provide drugs to patients regardless of pharmacist’s religious objections to providing the medication.

Sept. 9, 2016 • Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Washington

BREAKING: Court Protects Abortion Access for Low-Income Women in Alaska

Today, the Alaska Superior Court struck down a state law and Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) regulation that would have severely limited Medicaid coverage of abortions for low-income women. The decision in Planned Parenthood v. Streur found that the statute and regulation violated the equal protection guarantees of the Alaska Constitution by creating criteria for Medicaid coverage of abortions not imposed on any other service covered by Medicaid.

Sept. 9, 2016 • Alaska

Planned Parenthood Receives Donation to Create New Teen Council in Treasure Valley

BOISE, Idaho – Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands (PPGNHI) is pleased to announce the new Treasure Valley Teen Council, made possible by a generous donation from the Fred Alleman Family Trust.

Sept. 9, 2016 • Idaho

Alaska Supreme Court Overturns Parental Notice Law

Vulnerable teenagers relieved from additional burdensome hurdles Ruling comes less than a month after nation’s highest court issues historic ruling reaffirming a woman’s constitutional right to safe, legal abortion

July 22, 2016 • Alaska

BREAKING: Court Protects Abortion Access for Low-Income Women in Alaska

BREAKING: Court Protects Abortion Access for Low-Income Women in Alaska

Aug. 27, 2015 • Washington

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands Receives $18.75 Million in Federal Grant Funding

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands Receives $18.75 Million in Federal Grant Funding

July 6, 2015 • Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Washington

U.S. Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Marriage Equality

Every State in the Nation to Allow Same-Sex Couples to Marry

June 25, 2015 • Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Washington

News

Sex ed focused only on abstinence is a mistake

Aug. 9, 2018 • The Seattle Times

The Trump administration is making a mistake by encouraging abstinence-only sex education programs, which haven't been shown to help prevent teen pregnancy or cut rates of sexually transmitted diseases.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands