Black women applaud Pennsylvania injunction to 
stop rollback of birth control coverage

Contact: Loretta Kane (917-410-7242 or Statement of In Our Own Voice President and CEO Marcela Howell WASHINGTON –– Today, a federal court in Pennsylvania granted a nationwide injunction blocking the Trump administration’s attack on birth control. Last year, the administration announced new rules to eliminate guaranteed birth control […]

Black Women applaud selection of Dr. Leana Wen as new president of Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON- Today, Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced the appointment of Dr. Leana Wen its new president. Marcela Howell, founder and executive director of In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, issued the following statement in response:

“Congratulations to Dr. Leana Wen on her new position as president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. We applaud the appointment of a doctor, an advocate and an immigrant to lead an organization that is a trusted provider of quality, affordable health care, especially for women of color and underserved communities.