Just a reminder that Adult Wednesday Addams is a thing that exists and it is goddamn glorious. 

At Planned Parenthood, we see the impact of abortion stigma firsthand, in the women who delay getting reproductive health care because they fear they’ll be labeled and judged. We see the effect of stigma on doctors, health center staffers, and others who help provide abortion services. And we see the impact in laws that regulate and restrict abortion in ways that would never happen with any other medical procedure.

Kansas has paid attorneys nearly $1.2 million to defend the flood of abortion restrictions the state has passed since 2011. As the Associated Press reported Tuesday, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced that the state paid a Lawrence-based firm nearly $800,000 in expenses related to multiple lawsuits, and had spent more than $400,000 on a Witchita firm defending a measure that cut off funding for Planned Parenthood.

Kansas is going broke, but lawmakers are fine with that so long as women don’t have rights.


Anti-choice lawmakers in the Lone Star state have already launched another major attack on women’s healthcare. This week, the Texas Senate filed its first-draft budget for the 2015 session, which proposes a new tiered funding system for breast and cervical cancer screenings that would effectively end funding to Planned Parenthood. Surprise, surprise.

Republicans will not stop trying to police women’s bodies.

We are seeing that young Latinas still respect what their mothers and grandmothers say about community and religion and other values but at the same time, they also understand that they have opportunities to take control of their sexual health. They make decisions to feel empowered without feeling like they are disrespecting the culture.

HUGE NEWS: We’re thrilled to announce that Planned Parenthood will be joining Sleater-Kinney for their No Cities Tour!

We’re joining forces to spread the word: Decisions about our health and lives belong to us, not politicians. Join the #Riot4Repro — tweet why you’re speaking out for reproductive rights, and add your name to the My Health, My Life, No Matter What petition.