In a step forward for reproductive rights and autonomy for DC, the U.S. House passed a FY2022 spending bill without the harmful, long-standing DC Medicaid abortion ban.
Also known as the Dornan Amendment, the ban prohibits the District of Columbia from using locally-raised tax dollars to cover abortion care for people enrolled in D.C. Medicaid.
As the oldest and largest provider of reproductive health services in the region, PPMW sees firsthand how lack of D.C. statehood creates health care disparities — worsening the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism, denying residents reproductive freedom, and creating real harm.
Gender affirming care is an essential component of inclusive, comprehensive transgender health care.
PPMW is offering behavioral health appointments to the Washington, DC area community via in-person and through telehealth for behavioral health issues including anxiety, depression, and eating disorders.
Planned Parenthood, NAACP and Congresswoman Underwood Join More Than 250 Women of Color in Calling DC Statehood a Matter of Public Health & Racial Justice
The letter, released one week after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, highlights how D.C.’s lack of statehood creates health care disparities and denies District residents reproductive freedom.
Planned Parenthood Applauds House Passage of D.C. Statehood Bill; Urges the Senate to Immediately Follow Suit
This critical legislation would grant statehood to the D.C. and protect the health and rights of the more than 712,000 residents.
While we celebrate this victory, the fight for reproductive freedom for all is far from over.
Lack of Congressional Representation for District Residents Disenfranchises Large Population of Black Voters & Helps Uphold Systemic Racism in U.S.
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