Planned Parenthood has been here for 100 years, and one thing is clear: We will never back down and we will never stop fighting to ensure that Planned Parenthood patients have access to the care they need and for the people who come from communities that need our continued support in this new reality.

Many of the people Planned Parenthood health centers serve may be concerned about their safety, and the safety of their families and friends. We will support our immigrant, Muslim, Black and Latinx colleagues, partners and patients in the face of threats made over the last several months.

Health care should not be political. Every morning, Planned Parenthood health center staff across the country wake up and open their doors, as they have this morning, to care for anyone who needs them, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, income, or country of origin. They will do so today, they will do so tomorrow, they will do so every day as they have for 100 years.


President Franklin D. Roosevelt speaking in Syracuse at the New York Democratic State Convention in 1936.

FDR’s satirical rebuke against Republicans who opposed Social Security and the New Deal during the 1936 election.

80 years later the very same Republican Party used the same rhetoric unironically to justify taking away health insurance from 20 million Americans.


Now that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and The White House have finalized new nondiscrimination provisions under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, it is more important than ever to know your rights and what to do if you face discrimination. 

To better explain what these protections mean, Out2Enroll partnered with trans comic artist, Dylan Edwards, on a series of illustrated discrimination situations. 

Read up on your rights with this guide from Out2Enroll >> 


Your video of the day: Watch five glorious minutes of Donald Trump contradicting himself before and after his Presidential run

The video is especially great in light of Trump’s loss of the popular vote. Recently Donald Trump tweeted effusive support for the electoral college, calling it “genius.” Of course four years ago when Obama won, he was singing a hilariously different tune.

Gifs: PlainSight


Call Speaker Ryan About the ACA

Speaker Paul Ryan’s office is conducting a brief yes/no phone survey– the only question is “do you support President Obama’s Health Care Bill?” 

You will have to listen to a somewhat biased history of the bill, but at the end, you can press a button (and NOT TALK TO A PERSON– perfect for people like me with phone anxiety) and register your opinion about ACA.  There is also an option to leave a message but as of tonight the mailbox was full.  

(202) 225-3031 is the number!  Good luck!  This is a super small-effort thing that you can do without feeling self-conscious.  


Two weeks before he leaves office, President Obama sits down to talk about the uncertain future of Obamacare

With Republicans set to control both the presidency and Congress in just two weeks, the future of President Barack Obama’s signature domestic achievement — the Affordable Care Act — has been thrown into question, with the law’s repeal looking like a real possibility.

So, at 11 am Eastern today, Vox’s Ezra Klein and Sarah Kliff will sit down with President Obama to talk Obamacare. They’ll ask the president about what he thinks the law has achieved so far, where it’s fallen short, what lessons he’s learned, and the challenges Republicans will face as they make their own attempt to reform the health care system.

But Ezra and Sarah won’t be alone. They’ll be interviewing the president in front of an audience drawn from Vox’s Facebook community for Obamacare enrollees. These enrollees have shared their experiences with the health law — both good and bad — to help us better understand what’s at stake here.

The policy stakes of this moment in Washington, as Republicans push to repeal Obamacare, are incredibly high. Consequences of decisions made in the next few weeks and months could shape millions of Americans’ lives.

Naturally, Vox will be covering all of the latest developments on the political and policymaking fronts — check out our explainers on the GOP’s “repeal and delay strategy” and the Senate’s budget reconciliation process. But we’ll also zero in on how these changes could play out in people’s lives, as Sarah did in her recent reporting about Obamacare enrollees in Kentucky.

When Ezra and Sarah sit down with President Obama this morning, they’ll keep both of those focuses in mind — getting his view on what’s happened so far, and what may be coming next.

If you’re trans and you need support, Planned Parenthood is here for you. We strive to provide health care that’s inclusive and respectful of all genders. Our goal is to make every person who comes through our doors feel welcome, comfortable, and cared for while providing expert care — no matter what. 

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Some women have been worried that they will lose insurance coverage for contraception under the Trump administration, but coverage for other women’s health benefits could also be at risk.

At or near the top of the list is guaranteed coverage of maternity services on the individual insurance market. Before the health law, it was unusual for plans purchased by individuals to cover prenatal care and childbirth. But the Affordable Care Act requires that maternity care be included as one of 10 essential health benefits.

In 2009, the year before the health law passed, just 13 percent of individual plans available to a 30-year-old woman living in a state capital offered maternity benefits, according to an analysis by the National Women’s Law Center.

Women Could Pay More Than Men For Health Care Under Trump

Illustration: Malte Mueller/fStop/Getty Images


As most of you may know, the GOP is planning to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Millions of Americans depend on this act to help them afford health insurance. Xeni Jardin is an example of someone who benefitted from the Affordable Care Act.

If this act is repealed, Americans can possibly die from deadly diseases like cancer. We don’t need to go down the path of struggling to fight for something that deserves to be a basic human right.



This is still a democracy and our voices still deserve to be heard.

If they repeal Obamacare, they are in for a rude awakening. I don’t think they want to get rid of health care for 21 million Americans. I don’t think they want to be those who say that if you have a disability, you can’t get insurance — the way it used to be before Obamacare. … They repeal Obamacare at their peril.