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.
“I recognized that we can’t wait. The cavalry isn’t coming. I need to step up and do everything I can to make this a more just, humane world.”
Planned Parenthood isn’t waiting to see if the worst has yet to come for Roe v. Wade in the wake of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Instead, they’re planning to launch a multi-million dollar, nationwide campaign to ensure that abortion remains accessible—even if the landmark decision legalizing it nationwide is overturned. Kavanaugh’s confirmation to […]
“I am putting Allen County Right to Life, and all anti-women’s groups, on notice. You have intimidated and harassed us for the last time in this community. We will be back, stronger than ever before.”
Currently under consideration by the Department of Health and Human Services is the so-called Healthy Texas Women program, which will allow Texas to ban Medicaid funding for providers who offer abortion care—such as Planned Parenthood. You can help fight the policy—but time is running out.