While the pandemic has forced many organizations to reduce services, rape crisis centers have continued to provide ongoing counseling, medical, and legal advocacy to survivors of sexual violence. But we can’t do this work alone. Raise your voice against sexual violence and help us support survivors.
Art gives me the strength to be my truest self, which was especially important during my transition. Through the creative process I was able to express what it was like to feel trapped. Through my art, I’m able to both be vulnerable and proud of who I am.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with young people seeking abortion, I see firsthand the harm created by the Parental Notification of Abortion Act (PNA). We need to trust young people to make their own health care decisions.
I am thankful every day to work alongside medical professionals who dedicate their lives to ensuring people seeking abortion care have access to the high-quality, compassionate care they need, without judgement. In my heart, National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers lasts all year long.
What exactly is endometriosis? This condition affects as many as 1 in 10 women in the U.S., yet many are undiagnosed or get diagnosed much later than they should, leaving people to suffer from this painful condition in silence. Here’s what you need to know.
While President Biden and Vice President Harris are ushering in a progressive agenda, reproductive rights are still in grave danger because of Trump-era policies and the conservative-leaning Supreme Court. Supporting social safety net organizations like PPIL is more important than ever to ensure equitable access to essential health care in Illinois.
My high school life changed when I was raped and then found myself pregnant. Planned Parenthood not only provided critical abortion care, it connected me with other teens who were struggling with the same issues I was. It meant everything to know I wasn’t alone. It gave me the strength to come back to myself.
Society is abuzz with the latest bingeable Netflix show, Bridgerton. Watching it as a sex educator, I realized I hear the same kind of stories from students today that the characters in Bridgerton are navigating in the 1800’s--and today’s young people deserve better.
We’ve launched our Black Organizing Program to prioritize the voices and needs of Black Illinoisans and advocate for meaningful access to needed resources at every level of government. Read on to learn more about our BOP staff and their goals for the program.
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