Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado advocates for creating, improving and protecting reproductive health care access, effective comprehensive sex education, pregnancy and STI prevention policies, and a woman’s right to determine when and whether she becomes pregnant. In turn, PPVC challenges government interference in personal decisions that should be left to women and their families.
Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado (PPVC) is a non-partisan, 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. PPVC is the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, Inc. (PPRM). We engage in educational and electoral activity, including legislative advocacy, voter education, and grassroots organizing to promote the Planned Parenthood mission.
Every Woman and Access to Abortion Care
The Hyde Amendment, enacted in 1976, bans federal funding of abortion services, except in the case of rape, incest, or when a woman’s life is in danger. This amendment disproportionately affects poor women, because many are covered by the federal Medicaid program. In fact...
Why I Stand with PP: All Women Deserve to Feel Safe
A lot of people think of domestic and sexual violence as issues of criminal justice and emotional health. But these issues also affect a woman’s reproductive health in a substantial way, ranging from hiding or withholding birth control pills to control the course of a...
Planned Parenthood: Safety-net Provider for Thousands of Colorado Women
Where do women (and others) know they can get care? When they need birth control? A breast exam? Screening for cancer? STD testing? A shoulder to lean on? Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood has been the go-to place for millions of women who need reproductive health...
This Guy Voted Against Colorado Women’s Health
Senator Cory Gardner should be ashamed of himself for his vote to defund Planned Parenthood. In contrary to his claims, he has consistently fought women’s access to contraception, health services and safe abortion. His vote yesterday to eliminate federal funding for...
To CO’s U.S. Senators: Protect CO Women’s Health
Planned Parenthood is one of the most trusted health care providers and advocates for women’s health in this country. And because of our work to protect women’s personal and private medical decisions, we regularly face attacks by extremists who seek to take these rights...
Stand with Planned Parenthood
The time is now to stand with Planned Parenthood. As you know, Planned Parenthood is currently a target of anti-abortion groups using highly edited and manipulated videos to make false and outrageous claims that Planned Parenthood profits from women’s personal decisions to donate...
Raiz: Working for Community
I love working for Planned Parenthood. In fact, I think this is one of the best jobs I’ve ever had. And recently I attended Planned Parenthood Federation of America's Raiz Organizing Conference, and I left loving PP even more. This is the first time I’ve had the pleasure of...
Calling All Young Professionals!
The vast majority of Coloradans agree that access to safe, legal reproductive health care is a necessity. In fact, Colorado voters have rejected ballot initiatives that would ban abortion by defining “fetal personhood” three times. Now, at Planned Parenthood we are...
The ACA is here to stay – What that Means for Women
Now that the Affordable Care Act is here to stay – so are the protections it provides millions of women across the country, including in Colorado. And with recent guidance from the federal government health plans must cover what women really need. First, we can breathe a sigh...
You Bet I am Getting Married
I'm getting married in 8 days. And when I say married, I mean legally married in the state of Colorado. I’m lucky enough to live in one of the 37 states that already extends legal marriage to same-sex couples. And as of today, by a 5-to-4 vote by the Supreme Court, I'm a...
PPVC 2015 Scorecard Shows Partisan Divide on Women’s Health in the Colorado Legislature
Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado today released its 2015 legislative scorecard, following a contentious legislative session that suffered from an unprecedented number of attacks on reproductive health care. Senate Republicans fared the worst on the PPVC scorecard, with 17...