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Free ticket giveaway: Roe on the Rocks benefit for Planned Parenthood! [Updated]


It’s that time of year again. Planned Parenthood’s annual NYC concert event and fundraiser will take place at the Highline Ballroom on April 16th and feature Asobi SeksuNorth Highlands,Little Big and Sara Benincasa. Last year, reader Laura got the correct answer and won herself a free ticket. Who will it be this year? The first person to email me with the correct answers to BOTH of the questions below (use subject title, “PPNYC”) gets the prize! Update: Reader Katherine has won our ticket giveaway!

Question 1: Which age group is most likely to have used a condom the last time they had sex?

a. 14-17

b. 18-24

c. 25-34

d. 45-60

Question 2: In 2010, which primetime television show featured one ...


It’s that time of year again. Planned Parenthood’s annual NYC concert event and fundraiser will take place at the Highline Ballroom on April 16th and feature Asobi SeksuNorth Highlands,Little Big and 

Tennessee County gives family planning grant to religious group that opposes family planning

After weeks of deliberation, the Shelby County Commission in Tennessee has voted 9-4 to strip the local Planned Parenthood of funding and give the county’s family planning grant to Christ Community Health Services instead.

Christ Community Health Services supposedly outscored Planned Parenthood in the evaluation process. Which is odd considering the religious organization refuses to provide some pretty basic family planning services. Since they object to emergency contraception on religious grounds, they will refer such requests to a third-party. They will not refer patients to abortion providers at all. But since it’s a requirement of receiving Title X family planning funding, they will acknowledge that abortion is an option.

Of course, what they’ll actually say about abortion is anyone’s bet. ...

After weeks of deliberation, the Shelby County Commission in Tennessee has voted 9-4 to strip the local Planned Parenthood of funding and give the county’s family planning grant to Christ Community Health Services instead.

Christ Community ...

Good news in Kansas! Judge blocks defunding of Planned Parenthood

Kansas has been facing heavy attacks from anti-choicers this summer, but on Monday a federal judge stood up against one of them:

An incredulous federal judge on Monday rejected the state’s claim that a new Kansas statute that denied Planned Parenthood federal funding did not target the group, ruling that the law unconstitutionally intended to punish Planned Parenthood for advocating for abortion rights and would likely be overturned.

U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten granted the request from Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri for a temporary injunction blocking enforcement of the law, which would require the state to allocate federal family planning dollars first to public health departments and hospitals, and leave no money for Planned Parenthood or similar groups. ...

Kansas has been facing heavy attacks from anti-choicers this summer, but on Monday a federal judge stood up against one of them:

An incredulous federal judge on Monday rejected the state’s claim that a new Kansas statute ...

Join us this Monday at PPNYC’s summer fundraiser (free ticket giveaway!)

I’m excited to say that this Monday July 25, Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) is holding its seventh annual “Summer, Sex and Spirits” Benefit at Hudson Terrace. With burlesque performances by Calamity Chang, an open bar, entertainment by Mistress B, a silent auction with some extraordinary items, “naughty balloon art”, and more, it promises to be one helluva event.

Plus, it’s for a good cause: all proceeds go to benefit PPNYC’s healthcare services, education programs, and legislative work. In times like these when states across the U.S. are using Planned Parenthood as a bargaining chip in their war on women, it’s especially important to show our support.

What’s even better is that they have two ...

I’m excited to say that this Monday July 25, Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) is holding its seventh annual “Summer, Sex and Spirits” Benefit at Hudson Terrace. With burlesque performances by ...