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PPMW comments on maintaining access to medication abortion following U.S. Supreme Court decision

This ruling means that PPMW can continue providing patients with the most common and highly regarded abortion medication available.

June 13, 2024 • District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia

National Abortion Federation honors PPMW Chief Medical Officer Dr. Serina Floyd as an unsung hero of reproductive health

Dr. Floyd accepts the C. Lalor Burdick Award, celebrated by 1,000 ceremony attendees.

May 23, 2024 • District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia

PPMW Promotoras program awarded Montgomery Co. Underserved Communities Projects (UCP) grant to advance health outreach

This new grant will enable PPMW to grow the Promotoras de Salud peer education program, focused on sexual and reproductive health, into a state-accredited Community Health Worker program.

May 6, 2024 • District of Columbia, Maryland

PPMW responds to the cascading impacts of Florida’s near-total abortion ban

Following Florida's near-total abortion ban, PPMW affirms its commitment to high-quality, compassionate care for all patients, no matter where they’re from.

May 1, 2024 • District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia

PPMW’s Dr. Serina Floyd speaks at U.S. Senate briefing on the state of abortion rights

Dr. Serina Floyd, Chief Medical Officer at PPMW, spoke at a U.S. Senate Democrats briefing on the state of abortion rights in America. The briefing was scheduled just ahead of what would have been the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade

 

Jan. 17, 2024 • District of Columbia

PPMW responds to the Virginia elections’ potential impact on reproductive health care

President and CEO Dr. Laura Meyers shares a message of pride in PPMW providing essential abortion services.

Nov. 8, 2023 • Virginia


PPMW raises more than $250,000 in ten minutes to support abortion access

Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC hosted its annual Impact Gala on September 29, 2023, attracting more than 450 registrants and raising over $500,000 to support health care access and education, including more than $252,000 during the “Fund Our Future” auction.

Oct. 11, 2023 • District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia

Tonya Lewis Lee to host 2023 PPMW Impact Gala

Director, producer, author, and advocate Tonya Lewis Lee to host a major event supporting the PPMW Abortion Access Fund.

Sept. 21, 2023 • District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia

Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC to honor four champions at 2023 Impact Gala

Congressman Jamie Raskin, artist Maggie Rogers, Maryland State Senator Ariana B. Kelly, and patient advocate Brittany House to be honored at Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC event supporting the Abortion Access Fund

Sept. 13, 2023 • District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia

Check out PPMW programs and voices featured in recent media coverage.

Health Training Manager Jenny Marten gives insight on IUDs

June 9, 2024 • USA Today

After a giant, inflatable IUD is displayed in DC, Marten explains how this highly reliable birth control method works.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC, Inc.

Dr. Serina Floyd reflects on how abortion bans have impacted medical providers

May 7, 2024 • WUNC

PPMW’s chief medical officer describes why she contributed to a major oral history project on abortion restrictions since the fall of Roe.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC, Inc.

Chief Medical Officer talks health equity amidst attacks on essential care

April 24, 2024 • Capital B

Dr. Serina Floyd explains how denial of care dangerously dehumanizes pregnant patients.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC, Inc.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Serina Floyd speaks on importance of patient privacy

April 23, 2024 • NBC News

During a press conference with national leaders, Dr. Floyd explains patient concerns about keeping medical info private.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC, Inc.

Dr. Serina Floyd joins U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services at health privacy press conference

April 22, 2024 • Spectrum News

PPMW’s chief medical officer stood alongside Secretary Becarra and other national leaders. 

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC, Inc.

An interview with PPMW's director of public policy on abortion rights and DC statehood

April 2, 2024 • Local Selection

Helena Hernandez discusses how PPMW advocates for patients' access to abortion care and how DC's lack of statehood threatens residents' access, including through the Dornan Amendment.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC, Inc.

Patient advocate Brittany House shares medication abortion story at SCOTUS rally

March 26, 2024 • The Washington Post

House addresses a crowd of thousands on the steps of the Supreme Court.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC, Inc.

PPMW director of primary care and patient advocate speak at rally in defense of mifepristone

March 26, 2024 • The Guardian

Dr. Divya Shenoy and Brittany House deliver stirring speeches during the March 26 rally at the Supreme Court. 

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC, Inc.

Chief Medical Officer condemns interference in life-saving medical care

Jan. 22, 2024 • Ms. Magazine

As an experienced provider, Dr. Serina Floyd explains the dangers of weakening the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), which applies to abortion care necessary to stabilize a patient.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC, Inc.

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