BY Intern Tessa in Feminizzle on Mar 14, 2012 |
Once again, women’s rights are under attack. The Medicaid Women’s Health Program, a health-care program for low-income women in Texas, is in danger of losing $35 million dollars of federal funding because Governor Rick Perry won't allow any of it to go to Planned Parenthood.
This program, which funds preventative care (including cancer screenings and contraception), currently serves 130,000 women by donating to many clinics in Texas--including ... Read More
BY Intern Caroline in Feminizzle on Mar 08, 2012 |
Late last month, 800 battleground state voters were asked how they felt about Congress's war on women, and the results are in: they're pissed off!
Among those polled in 8 battleground states, a near consensus exists that women should have access to birth control, that insurers should cover it, and that the decision to use birth control is a private one. Kind of a no brainer, considering nearly every woman will use some form of contraceptive in her ... Read More
BY Intern Maura in Feminizzle on Feb 17, 2012 |
On the website for Planned Parenthood's new action fund, the answer to "Why We're Watching" reads: "This past year, we have been witnessing the most aggressive legislative attacks on women’s health and rights in a generation." Year. It's been a year. I remember blogging about the beginnings of the right-wing attack on Planned Parenthood a year ago. I remember going to the rally that was the first response to those attacks a year ago. It seemed like ... Read More
BY Intern Caroline in Feminizzle on Feb 03, 2012 |
You know the kind of apology where the person is like, "Sorry you're so sensitive you got mad at me?" Those are the worst kind!
Nancy Brinker, CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, released a statement apologizing for her foundation's controversial decision earlier this week to end its long-standing partnership with Planned Parenthood. Sounds like they're walking it back on this one, which is the best possible news for women everywhere.
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BY Intern Courtnay in Feminizzle on Sep 20, 2011 |
Faith Evangeline of Girl World Design and the awesome Evil Pawn Jewelry has created a portion of her website that goes out to the ladies: the Girl Revolution section works to engage female positivity and be an open space where women of all ages can spread a little (or a lot) of joy about themselves and each other. Seeing a lack of female bonding in the world, Faith started hosting parties where she and her girlfriends hang out and get ... Read More
BY shannon carlin in Feminizzle on Sep 07, 2011 |
Are you outraged by the government’s assault on female reproductive rights? Well you’re not alone. Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show and Air America Radio co-founder, is here for you.
Since July, Winstead, along with some of her funny friends, has been touring the country spreading the good word and raising money for Planned Parenthood. On Thursday, September 22, the “Planned Parenthood, I’m Here For You” tour ... Read More
BY Erina Davidson in Feminizzle on Aug 01, 2011 |
Today is a victorious day for the supporters of Planned Parenthood. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has put into effect the new guidelines requiring health insurance plans beginning on or after August 1, 2012 to cover birth control, among other preventive services. The list of services that will now be covered includes free screenings for conditions such as gestational diabetes and the human papillomavirus (HPV), support for breastfeeding ... Read More
BY Ariana Anderson in Feminizzle on Jul 27, 2011 |
Despite a break from the heat wave, my Monday evening was still super hot and steamy thanks to Planned Parenthood of NYC’s 7th annual benefit, Summer, Sex & Spirits, of which BUST was a proud sponsor. The event, hosted by PPNYC Activist Council, raised over $20,000 for the organization’s healthcare services, educational programs, and legislative work.
Guests enjoyed the all night open bar with refreshing beer provided by Brooklyn Brewery:The ... Read More
BY Nikki in General on Jul 18, 2011 |
BUST Magazine is proud to be a sponsor of one of this summer's hottest fundraisers -- Summer, Sex, and Spirits, the 7th Annual Benefit for Planned Parenthood of New York City -- which takes place on Monday, July 25th from 8-11 PM at Hudson Terrace.The night will feature music by Justine D and DJ Ayres, burlesque performances by Calamity Chang and friends, naughty balloon art by Mistress B, and a silent auction with items from Christian Louboutin, Babeland, MoMa, ... Read More
BY Ariana Anderson in Feminizzle on Jun 16, 2011 |
Yesterday North Carolina became the third state in the last month to defund Planned Parenthood. In the early hours of the morning the state House voted 73-46 to override the governor’s veto with five Democrats helping to override the veto out of fear of a government shutdown. This news comes only weeks after Kansas and Indiana passed bills defunding Title X of the Public Health Service Act. Indiana has gone even further and is attempting to bar those ... Read More