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A lower court’s decision could open the door for the conservative-majority court to take on the landmark case that guaranteed the constitutional right to an abortion.
When the majority of patients seek out independent clinics for their abortions, a high rate of closure becomes more than concerning—it becomes an emergency.
President-Elect Biden’s platform for women promises to be the most ambitious presidential agenda yet addressing issues that affect women and girls. This is the first of a multi-part series covering the agenda.
The health care prong of President Elect Biden’s agenda for women includes protecting and strengthening access to reproductive health care, expanding access to high-quality, affordable health care, addressing maternal mortality and tackling health inequities. The platform focuses in particular on developing health care protections for LGBTQ+ women, women with disabilities, incarcerated women, women veterans and Native women.
On Friday, June 26, members of the board of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) voted to appoint interim leader Alexis McGill Johnson as the permanent president and CEO of the organization, as well as the organization’s advocacy arm, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
It’s been widely reported that public officials are working to close the only abortion clinic left standing in Missouri, a Planned Parenthood in St. Louis. What has flown under the radar is the influence of a group called Team P.L.A.Y, which has waged a decade-long campaign of harassment against it.
The Trump-Pence Gag Rule punishes low-income patients and the health care professionals who serve them. We cannot allow this ruthless policy to continue to threaten Title X clinics—and we can win this by demanding that our policymakers rescind these rules immediately.
Trump’s focus has been on making sure that underserved communities face even greater barriers to accessing the healthcare they need. Black women and all people of color will suffer the most. At this critical time when women’s health and rights are under unprecedented attack, we stand in support of Title X and Planned Parenthood.
In a letter to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Planned Parenthood outlined its’ plan to withdraw from Title X by Monday unless the court moves to protect funding for the organization.
At this critical time when women’s health and rights are under unprecedented attack, McGill Johnson is a welcomed ally and valuable advocate for reproductive justice. As Black women, we stand with her and look forward to continuing our partnership in the fight for women’s health, rights and justice.