birth control clinics
In these 105 counties, Planned Parenthood is the only full-service birth control clinic
HHS Secretary Tom Price wanted to see a list of counties where Planned Parenthood is the only option for women who need subsidized birth control. Here’s that list.
By Emily Crockett

Folks have started calling the falsehood that other clinics can fill the void if patients are blocked from care at Planned Parenthood an urban myth. Here’s all the counties that would have no other full service family planning provider:


  • Imperial County
  • Madera County
  • Placer County
  • San Mateo County
  • Shasta County
  • Solano County
  • Sutter County


  • Chaffee County
  • Grand County
  • Montezuma County
  • Weld County


  • Windham County


  • Champaign County
  • LaSalle County
  • McLean County
  • Peoria County
  • St. Clair County
  • Sangamon County


  • Bartholomew County


  • Black Hawk County
  • Des Moines County
  • Johnson County
  • Lee County
  • Pottawattamie County
  • Story County
  • Woodbury County


  • Sagadahoc County
  • York County


  • Frederick County
  • Talbot County
  • Wicomico County


  • Berrien County
  • Jackson County
  • Livingston County
  • Macomb County
  • Marquette County


  • Beltrami County
  • Benton County
  • Dakota County
  • Douglas County
  • Kandiyohi County
  • Olmsted County
  • Washington County


  • Greene County
  • Jasper County
  • St. Charles County


  • Yellowstone County

New Hampshire:

  • Sullivan County

New Jersey:

  • Burlington County
  • Monmouth County
  • Passaic County
  • Union County

New York:

  • Dutchess County
  • Fulton County
  • Genesee County
  • Jefferson County
  • Lewis County
  • Madison County
  • Montgomery County
  • Oneida County
  • Orange County
  • Richmond County
  • Rockland County
  • St. Lawrence County
  • Schenectady County
  • Schoharie County
  • Schuyler County
  • Sullivan County
  • Warren County


  • Clark County
  • Delaware County
  • Lucas County
  • Mahoning County
  • Medina County
  • Portage County
  • Richland County
  • Wayne County


  • Cambria County
  • Somerset County


  • Wasatch County
  • Washington County
  • Weber County


  • Bennington County
  • Franklin County
  • Lamoille County
  • Orleans County
  • Washington County
  • Windham County
  • Windsor County


  • Albemarle County


  • Chelan County
  • Clallam County
  • Kittitas County
  • Okanogan County
  • San Juan County
  • Skagit County
  • Whitman County


  • Columbia County
  • Manitowoc County
  • Outagamie County
  • Racine County
  • Sheboygan County
  • Walworth County
  • Washington County
  • Wood County

Lana Del Rey says Donald Trump helped shape her album ‘Lust For Life’ — and the world needs feminism more than ever.
The singer has returned to the world of music with her fourth studio album in five years.

By Jacqui Swift for The Sun (UK).

LANA DEL REY’s latest album glitters with an all-star cast.
On ‘Lust For Life,’ her most impressive album yet, Lana teams up with heavyweights such as The Weeknd, Stevie Nicks, Sean Ono Lennon and A$AP Rocky.

They are the first collaborations in her career so far, which spans five studio albums, including four in the past five years — an impressive work rate for the Los Angeles-based star.

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Here is Joseph Spurgeon, an anti at EMW clinic in Louisville Kentucky. 

He is protesting outside a University of Louisville Physicians office, mainly because Tanya Franklin is a doc at EMW but is also an OBGYN that runs a family planning clinic at U of L. 

So Joseph’s logic is, wants to make abortion illegal and unthinkable, but also wants to make birth control illegal and unthinkable.

Christofacism 101 right here, folks. 

Also when anti-choice protesters use doctors names, they make them a target to anti-choice terrorism. 

Which I do think Joseph is capable of.  

This is a REAL pamphlet given to a young person at a crisis pregnancy center.  According to them, using a condom is “about as safe as hanging over a cliff with a frayed rope.”  

Talk about lies and misinformation.  

Crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) pose as legitimate reproductive health centers. They have a track record of outright lying to women and work to dissuade people from exercising the right to choose. They often advertise as if they provide abortion services, drawing people in by promising free reproductive health services, including free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and options counseling.


My life in books

Dear Dr. Stopes - Sex in the 1920s

My lovely MFMM friends will know this little scene

But do you also know one of the first “fighter” for Birth control?  Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes (15 October 1880 - 2 October 1958) palaeobotanist turned author and advocate for birth control, eugenics and women’s right. 

In 1921 Marie Stopes and her (second) husband of three years, Humphrey Verdon Roe, founded the Mothers’ Clinic for Constructive Birth Control at 61 Marlborough Road, Holloway, North London; it was the first birth control clinic in England.

After she published her first books Married Love and Wise Parenthood in 1918 she also became the first person to whom a large numbers of men and women wrote freely about their sexual and marital problems. Naturally, the correspondence was limited to the book buying public, overwhelmingly middle class. But after the opening of the clinic in 1921 and the wide coverage given to her sensational libel action in 1923, her influence spread to all classes of society. She now got desperate letters for help from women in the London slums as well as disapproving deckle-edged comments from episcopal places.

As much of a forward thinker Marie was in regards of women / birth control rights and fulfilled sexuality, she also was a woman of her time with views we would find questionable today. She did not condone abortion, but was a strict support of eugenics. She condemned sex before marriage and homosexuality.

Dear Dr. Stopes contains a variety of letters sent to her from 1918 to 1928 (roughly).

The book is divided into chapters according to social class (lower class, upper class, clergy, medical profession, armed services, overseas etc.) rather then topics. Which gives you an interesting insight into how different the mind set of the classes really were.

Only the letters addressed to Dr. Stopes are published not her answers to the addressors, with some interesting exceptions.

Those letters gives you a great view into the lives of women in the 1920s. Some are heart-breaking, some are disturbing and some are heart-warming. It also makes you see behind the curtain of  the British class system of the time. The upper class always knew about how to prevent pregnancy while the women of the lower class struggled with pregnancy after pregnancy. Most  letters of the lower class made me tear up for those poor women. They didn’t know how to feed another child, had very serious health issues due to the large numbers of pregnancies and injuries during birth. Some women couldn’t even sit without being in pain. The doctors would only tell them they should not get pregnant again, but didn’t inform them how they could do it. 

As much as I’m “in love” with the 20s, I’m very happy to live today.

Overall it was an interesting read. I would have enjoyed it a little more if I could have read the answers of Dr.Stopes and her team too. Even without them, I would recommend it to anyone interested in the history of women’s rights and birth control. It also gives you a very different view of the 20s compared to MFMM.

Friendly reminder that Wonder Woman was created by spouses in a feminist polyamorous relationship

that a woman named Olive “Dotsie” Byrne whose mother and aunt opened the first birth control clinic in the USA, was in a poly relationship with the Marstons who created Wonder Woman, was the primary inspiration for her character

That  Elizabeth Marston was the one who said the superhero William Marston wanted to create should be a woman

and that Wonder Woman was created literally as a superhero who fought with love instead of fists

anonymous asked:

It's true! Wonder Woman's creator was a man called William Marston, his wife Elizabeth Holloway told him to make a female superhero after he was asked to design one. Elizabeth was an attorney and a psychologist, she was 100 when she died. Their partner was Olive Byrne, her mum opened the first birth control clinic. Elizabeth went out to work and Olive looked after their kids, even after William died, they stayed together until Olive died in the 80s|!

So after your last message I’ve been researching him a little (by which I mean, looking at his wiki page) and he couldn’t have picked two more amazing women to be with. Elizabeth had 3 degrees in a time when most women couldn’t get one! She was known for being independent, working after having a child, and being integral to her husband’s work as a psychologist. And Olive’s family environment must have had an impact on her! She looked after Elizabeth’s children while she was working and stayed with her after William died. I struggle with polyamorous relationships because I think they are often unequal and have a strange power balance. I know they work for some and I’d never judge but I think people often enter them without really thinking about the practicalities. But these two women seem like they were committed to each other as much as to William and that’s so awesome. I love the fact that the man who created Wonder Woman was surrounded by two bad ass ladies who influenced his work. Honestly, that sounds like it could be a movie in itself! “Amazonians: The True Story Behind Wonder Woman” or something. 

Wilson Approves Text of Balfour Declaration

October 16 1917, Washington–British preparations for a renewed attack in Palestine, with Jerusalem and points beyond perhaps within grasp, once again raised the question of what was to be done with Palestine after the war.  Secret agreements with the French had allotted Acre and Haifa to Britain, but the rest was to be under “international administration,” a term presumably left deliberately vague.  Zionists had been hoping for some public declaration of support on behalf of a Jewish future in Palestine, and events in October were working in their favor.

Some argued that pro-Zionist declaration would help in Russia, with a large and recently-enfranchised Jewish population.  Any additional public support for the war there, it was hoped, would shore up the collapsing Russian army.  There were also rumors that the Germans were preparing to issue their own pro-Zionist statement, and it was thought necessary to beat them to the punch.

Perhaps most importantly, on October 16, Colonel House informed the British government, through intermediaries, that Wilson was in favor of the declaration proposed by Balfour, after having had a chance to read its text.  Wilson had earlier demurred on the issue, despite being sympathetic to the Zionist cause (and having appointed a leading Zionist to the Supreme Court in Justice Brandeis).  The United States was not at war with the Ottomans, and taking a public stand about the disposition of their territory would have been improper.  However, he was willing to let the British know privately that he approved of it, and would lend it support at a future peace conference.  Wilson’s approval did help to sway some doubters in the British War Cabinet, which was at that point not fully convinced of the declaration’s merits.

Today in 1916: First Birth Control Clinic Opens in US
Today in 1915: Britain Offers Cyprus to Greece
Today in 1914: Battle of the Yser Begins: Germans Attack Dixmude

Okay. I want to talk about Cissy Meldrum for a minute.
Cissy Meldrum is a character in “You rang M'Lord”, a British comedy, and let me just say that she is ONE HELL OF AN AMAZING CHARACTER.
The show’s set in the late 20s. And here’s Good old Cissy:
-Openly Lesbian (well as openly as possible in the 1920s)
-Defying the strict Gender roles of the era
- Proving that no one has to conform to particular stereotypes- she enjoys wearing “Men’s Clothes” but she also enjoys wearing makeup and so she wears both because no one in hell is gonna tell her how to dress (and trust me, they TRY but do not succeed)
- Working in a birth control Clinic for women that provides contraception
-Working in a soup kitchen to provide free meals for the poor
-Being kind to the servants in the family manner and always being on their side, standing up for the mistreatment they get from the other members of the family
-Standing up against her classist and sexist family
-Openly feminist, fights for equality
-Runs for the worker’s party, gets kicked out her house because her father doesn’t want her helping the “lower classes” but she perseveres and ends up WINNING and being a member for parliament
- In one episode a man catcalls her and sexually harasses her by implying that she can use sex to pay for something. “i like Blondes.” He slurs. What does this amazing woman do? Punches him in the face!!!!
-Has a consistent girlfriend throughout the entire series
-When her bratty younger sister ruins the Maid’s dress she needs for a ball, Cissy gives her one of her sister’s best dresses
-Cissy also gives more of her dresses and hats to the Maid because she prefers men’s clothing and the Maid has very few clothes
-Cissy argues with her father when he wants to have her Grandmother and his mother in law declared not of sound mind just so he can have her money- doesn’t want her Grandmother abused like that
-Strong independent woman
-Pilots her own plane
-At the end of the series, she ends up saving pretty much everyone’s financial issues because she’s intelligent and strong and can keep her head in a crisis
Just basically… I can’t believe I haven’t raved about her because Cissy Meldrum is an absolutely amazing character and I love her a whole bunch


Planned Parenthood Turns 99 Today!!

Ninety-nine years ago — when a majority American women and families were struggling to access basic health care — the country’s first birth control clinic opened in Brooklyn. Back then, even distributing information about contraception was illegal — but it was sorely needed. And 99 years later, that clinic has grown into the Planned Parenthood of today: A family of health centers serving 2.7 million people every year, a network of educators reaching 1.5 million people a year, and a grassroots political movement that has stood up to attacks on reproductive health — and continues to stand strong.

Throughout that time, Planned Parenthood has been part of and witness to so many historic milestones in the fight for reproductive rights.

Here are just 10 memorable moments from those 99 years.

As we look back on our past, we’re even more excited about what’s happening right now and our vision for the future. We invite you to be a part of that future RIGHT NOW. Join our movement.

Take action to stand with Planned Parenthood.


100 years ago, on 10/16/16, Margaret Sanger, Ethel Sanger, and Fania Mindell opened the first birth control clinic in Brooklyn, NY. 

We’ve made incredible gains during our first century. Birth control, once out of reach, is widely available. Abortion, once a crime, is safe and legal. Planned Parenthood, once a single brownstone in Brooklyn, has approximately 650 health centers across the country.

We couldn’t have made it to 100 without the work of our partners in the reproductive health, rights, and justice community. We share our progress and achievements together, and are proud to stand shoulder to shoulder as we work toward the next 100 years of progress. 

And we’re just getting started. We won’t rest until access to health care and rights is a reality for all people. We will build on our proud legacy to launch our second century with as much passion, courage and conviction as our first.

First Birth Control Clinic Opens in US

A multilingual flyer promoting the soon-to-open clinic.

October 16 1916, New York–During World War I, venereal disease was a major concern of all belligerents, especially among their soldiers.  All the Great Powers (with the initial exception of Britain’s volunteer army) provided condoms to their soldiers.  In Britain, a Royal Commission had recommended free clinics for the treatment of venereal disease, despite the “impolite” nature of the topic.

Such efforts, however, definitively did not extend to women’s choices about their own reproductive health.  The only birth control clinics in the world were in the Netherlands (open since 1882).  In the United States, federal law prohibited individuals from sending contraceptives (or even information about contraceptives) through the mail, and many states had laws prohibiting more direct means of distribution.  This was the case in New York–but it also had a law allowing contraceptives to be prescribed in order to prevent venereal disease.

Longstanding birth control advocate Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic outside of the Netherlands on October 16 in Brooklyn; on its first day, it provided free contraceptives and information to over 100 women.  Several days later, however, an undercover policewoman obtained a cervical cap there, and proceeded to shut down the clinic and arrest Sanger, who had to be dragged to the station by force.  Another clinic would not open in the United States until 1923.

Today in 1915: Britain Offers Cyprus to Greece
Today in 1914: Battle of the Yser Begins: Germans Attack Dixmude

c4rbles  asked:

I just have to ask, what has the feminist movement done that has actually improved anything? Men and Women already have equal rights and pretty much the same privilege with a few exceptions here and there, so what has third-wave feminism solved?

Hey I had a feeling that I’d probably get a few asks like this so here we go!
I hope you are having a great day so far, dear.

So, you asked what feminist movement has even done to improve anything, So I’ll go ahead and make a list!
Since I don’t want the list to go one forever, I will start in the 20th century, I hope that is ok!

1. The right to vote in the U.S.! (1910-1920)
2. Birth control clinics open in the us Thanks to Margaret Sanger.
3.Jeanette Rankin becomes the first women to hold a government office in congress. (1916)
4. In 1920 Beating your wife became outlawed nationwide!
5. 1962; Helen g. Brown publishes a book to encourage the idea to become financially independent.
6. 1964 sees the rise of the equal pay act
7. 1965 the weeks vs. southern bell case opens more job opportunities for women that were formerly exclusive to men.
8. 1972, the Equal Rights amendment is passed on to states for ratifitation
9. 1986 Sexual Harassment in the workplace is outlawed.
10. 1993 Marital Rape is outlawed

So I mean those are just a few recent things we can be thankful for, but man oh man It was hard to only pick Ten things.

Third-wave feminism actually covers many topics, Of course the goal is equality for every human being regardless of sex, gender, race, sexual or romantic orientations, disabilities, class or creed.

Some current issues, reasons why I want and need feminism:
Rape, particularly the practice of Slut-shaming or victim-shaming.
Reproductive rights, A women should have the freedom to choose what Is right for her and her body.
Feminism includes Transgender rights, which Is something that is near to my heart.

your statement that “Men and Women already have equal rights and pretty much the same privelege with a few exceptions here and there” speaks volumes. Who are the exceptions? The overworked and  underpaid? The Rape victims who will never have justice? The people that have to suffer in silence through sexual harassment in the workplace to make ends meet? The Transgender women and men that are being forced into restrooms opposite of their gender identity, endangering their lives? The people who are trafficked every day?

As long as there are exceptions, I need feminism.
As long as people are told “It isn’t a big deal” and that “there’s nothing to worry about” While there are people suffering in the world from injustice and inequality I need feminism.

I hope you have a nice day, dear.

anonymous asked:

That honeymoon van is such a perfect scenario! God, i can't shake the idea. Do you think maybe sometime you'll end drabbling it?

I hope you enjoy this little drabble…

For anyone else, the image that this is based on is here.


We got married with twenty dollars in Peeta’s pocket.

Our parents couldn’t afford to give us anything. We all came from the same trailer park, his family’s home slightly larger than ours.

However, they gave us their support and that was enough for us.

Peeta and I were always ambitious, always dreaming of traveling the world, and getting out of Panem. We were smart—both in advanced placement classes and, if we had the means, we would’ve gone on to Ivy League schools.

But fate had other plans for us.

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