April 18, 2016

Settlement Reached in Case Brought by Middle-School Girl Who Was Raped as Part of School’s Sting Operation

The young woman raped by a male classmate in an Alabama middle school—after her school arranged for her to meet him in the bathroom to catch him in the act of harassment instead of investigating her

May 3, 2016

Coming Soon to a Shelf Near You: A New Label on Emergency Contraception

You may be familiar with the over-a-decade long battle to get emergency contraception (EC) available without a prescription. As a refresher, EC is an FDA-approved form of birth control that prevents pregnancy after unprotected sex, birth

April 28, 2016

Support Our Servicewomen’s Access to Reproductive Health Care

Our servicemembers fight and sacrifice to protect our country.  They serve to protect us and our Constitution. It’s a fight and sacrifice for which I am deeply and humbly thankful. Over the years, we have fought

April 27, 2016

Senate Judiciary Committee Should Be Starting Judge Garland’s Hearing Today

It’s been 42 days since Judge Merrick Garland was nominated to be an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court. Today marks the day when, if the average amount of time had elapsed, confirmation hearings

April 27, 2016

5 Reasons Child Care Is This Year’s Best Mother’s Day Gift

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and this year, instead of flowers, chocolates, or a card, we know what many mothers really need: high-quality, affordable child care. Unfortunately, this requires much more than a trip to the

April 27, 2016

Senate Judiciary Committee Should Be Starting Judge Garland’s Hearing Today

It’s been 42 days since Judge Merrick Garland was nominated to be an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court. Today marks the day when, if the average amount of time had elapsed, confirmation hearings

April 22, 2016

Over Time, More People Want Hearings for Judge Garland

A national poll released earlier this week contained several notable findings, including that: Public support for a Senate vote on a Supreme Court nominee has increased since Judge Garland was nominated to be an Associate Justice. An

April 21, 2016

New Medicaid Bulletin Highlights Innovative State Birth Control Policies

There’s a lot of talk these days about the promise of intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants, often referred to as long-acting reversible contraception (LARCs). States, including Delaware and Colorado, are committing to improving access. Studies are

April 21, 2016

Do the Right Thing: Incentivize Medicaid Expansion

The health care law expands insurance coverage in two main ways: the law helps women and their families pay for health care premiums when they buy coverage in the private insurance marketplaces and expands who is

April 20, 2016

If You’re Excluding Planned Parenthood From Medicaid, You’re Violating the Law

After close to a year of unrelenting attacks on family planning providers at the federal and state levels, there is some very good news to report.  Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) made

April 18, 2016

Settlement Reached in Case Brought by Middle-School Girl Who Was Raped as Part of School’s Sting Operation

The young woman raped by a male classmate in an Alabama middle school—after her school arranged for her to meet him in the bathroom to catch him in the act of harassment instead of investigating her

April 18, 2016

It’s been 33 Days Since Judge Garland Was Nominated…

In 1981, Sandra Day O’Connor was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan — and confirmed 33 days later.  Let’s compare that benchmark to where we are 33 days after Judge Merrick Garland was

April 15, 2016

Taxpayer Pride: Why Paying Taxes is the Best

Okay, I’ll admit it.  Every March when I sit down to do my taxes, there’s a thirty-second window when I think about the other things I could do with the money that I pay in state

April 14, 2016

8 States (+DC) Get It: Women Workers are Hurt When Employers are Flakes

There’s nothing more annoying than someone tentatively committing to plans, forcing you to put your life on hold, and then canceling at the last minute. When a friend does this we get annoyed and call them