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Despite Supreme Court Ruling, Abortion Remains Legal In DC, MD, and VA

Despite the Court’s failure to defend this fundamental freedom, abortion is still legal in DC, Maryland, and Virginia and Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC is committed to providing care to all who come to us in need.

June 24, 2022

PPMW Statement About Leaked Supreme Court Abortion Decision

Abortion is still legal in DC. Abortion is still legal in Maryland. Our doors are open.

May 3, 2022

Maryland General Assembly Passes Bill for Greater Access to Abortion Care

This vote marks the first time in 30 years that the MGA has passed legislation specifically intended to protect the right to abortion access statewide.


March 30, 2022

PPMW Announces Transformational $9 Million Historic Donation from MacKenzie Scott

This generous gift comes at a time when access to sexual and reproductive health care is under attack like never before, especially access to abortion.

March 23, 2022 • Virginia

PPMW Raises More Than $210,000 at Annual Gala

Supporters, activists, and champions of reproductive rights from across the metropolitan DC region gathered to celebrate PPMW’s tremendous impact in the community.

Sept. 28, 2021

PPMW Now Offering Medication Abortion At-Home Services

Available to those with an address in DC, Maryland, or Virginia up to eight weeks and six days after the start of a person’s last menstrual period. PPMW  is just the second Planned Parenthood affiliate in the nation to offer this at-home care.

Sept. 10, 2021

The Texas Abortion Ban

Planned Parenthood is fighting the Texas ban in the courts as well as other cases challenging abortion restrictions in other states.

Sept. 3, 2021

U.S. House Passes Bill Eliminating DC Medicaid Abortion Ban

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.

July 30, 2021 • District of Columbia