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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

House Appropriations Committee Advances Bill Eliminating Harmful D.C. 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.

June 29, 2021

Senate Hearing Highlights Civil Rights Imperatives of D.C. Statehood

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.

June 22, 2021 • District of Columbia

Anti-Trans Legislation Across the Nation Has Ripple Effects in Our Region

Gender affirming care is an essential component of inclusive, comprehensive transgender health care.

May 21, 2021 • District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia

PPMW Offering Critical Behavioral Health Telemedicine Appointments

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. 

May 3, 2021 • District of Columbia

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.

April 29, 2021 • District of Columbia

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.

April 22, 2021 • District of Columbia

Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in the June Medical Services Case

While we celebrate this victory, the fight for reproductive freedom for all is far from over.

June 30, 2020 • District of Columbia, Virginia

U.S. House Passes Historic D.C. Statehood Bill

Lack of Congressional Representation for District Residents Disenfranchises Large Population of Black Voters & Helps Uphold Systemic Racism in U.S.

June 26, 2020 • District of Columbia