Congressional opposition to comprehensive sex education, and the Trump administration’s proposed budget cuts, could undermine the great success that North Carolina has enjoyed in reducing teen pregnancies in recent years. Read More »


With a zeal that confounds logic, ignores the budgetary consequences, and defies the electorate, the U.S. Senate has passed a measure that will, in effect, give state legislatures the power to prevent Planned Parenthood providers in their state from receiving any funding for the provision of contraceptive services under Title X. Read More »


The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that enactment of the Trump-supported American Health Care Act (AHCA) would result in 24 million fewer people having coverage by 2026. And while that will have many implications for Americans’ health and well-being, here’s something else to consider: The AHCA will also increase the number of abortions performed in this country, perhaps more than any single piece of legislation ever enacted by Congress, especially if all funding for Planned Parenthood is blocked. Read More »


Cutting support for family planning, poverty reduction and food aid can push more young people into the hands of extremists Read More »


At its heart, women’s equality is a matter of fundamental equity and justice, but for those who do not find that argument convincing, let them recognize that human progress – past, present, and future – is inextricably tied to the status of women. Read More »