THEY HEARD YOU ROAR: WOMEN'S HEALTH IS SAFE FOR NOW

You junkies spoke up, and Washington straight up listened! Lawmakers in DC who were looking to defund Planned Parenthood and even start charging some women more for health insurance were BLOCKED on Friday, hard stop. And now the Prez says he wants to move on from health care and turn to other parts of his agenda -- so pop some champagne and celebrate, kweens!  

You can read all about it on basically every news site, so pick your fave: NYT, BuzzFeed News, or NY Mag.

This is a HUGE victory for women's health, so go on, brush your shoulders off! Republicans in the House of Representatives were chomping at the bit to take away access to health care and at least for now, they won't be able to. Instead, Trump has said he will pivot to other issues -- and wait for Democrats to be willing to work together to fix health care. (And those lawmakers sure as hell aren't going to sit tight while the GOP talks about defunding Planned Parenthood!)

But the fight is far from over. There are still a whole bunch of politicians who want to keep working to dismantle Obamacare, to go back to a time when women could be charged more for their health insurance and to strip key federal funding from women's health groups like Planned Parenthood. This is an administration that wants to make it much, much harder for women all around the country to get access to care, including abortions -- so keep that pink pu$$y hat in your rotation, keep marchin' and stay strong. #NastyDontQuit, y'all.

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