November 2, 2019

What Abortion Actually Is About

I’m going to be frank: I’m sick and tired of having to justify why we need to be able to get an abortion. I’m tired of the constant reasons we need to give and soul-baring we need to

February 19, 2020

Trump’s Takeover of the Eleventh Circuit: Three Reasons Why It Matters for Abortion Rights

As the country rebuilds after the sham impeachment trial, Trump and the Senate have already resumed business as usual confirming their extreme judges. Last week, Trump, with the help of the Republican-controlled Senate, confirmed his SIXTH

February 12, 2020

Celebrating Black History Month While Mixed-Ish

Black History Month is a time to celebrate Black excellence, honor ancestors who fought before us, and learn how to strive towards creating a world without racism towards Black people. But what does that mean when

February 10, 2020

Trump’s Budget Lays Out His Blueprint for Women and Families — And It’s Terrifying

President Trump is cutting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. He is taking food away from kids in the school lunch line, erecting barriers to affordable housing, and rolling back health and safety protections for women and

February 7, 2020

Rebuilding Trust in a Post-Impeachment World

I’m worried. I’m worried about our country and what this historic vote means for our democracy. These were very serious allegations about the most powerful person in this country. A system of checks and balances exist

December 5, 2019

Here’s Why We Won’t Clap for Every Woman in Leadership: On the Confirmation of Extremist Sarah Pitlyk

Madeline Albright famously said, “there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.” While supporting women leadership is important, it’s equally important to call-out behavior that is harmful to women, even if

February 7, 2020

How States Are Making Care Less Taxing in Tax Year 2019

I filed my Tax Year 2019 tax returns—but perhaps you haven’t yet. If you paid child or dependent care expenses in 2019, or if you’re a child care provider or advocate who knows families that did, pay attention!   We know that many parents struggle to afford high-quality, affordable child

January 31, 2020

What Is the EITC and How Does it Benefit WOC?

Today, we recognize Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal tax credit for low- and moderate-income families that provides refunds. Along with the Child Tax Credit (CTC)

January 30, 2020

A New Trump Administration Plan Threatens the Health of Millions of Medicaid Recipients

A new Trump Administration plan to convert Medicaid funding into limited block grants threatens the health of millions of Medicaid recipients.   Medicaid is a vital source of health coverage for millions of low-income Americans. Medicaid currently provides coverage to nearly 65 million parents, children, adults

January 30, 2020

South Dakota Lawmakers Want to Criminalize Care for Transgender Youth

South Dakota lawmakers are waging a relentless attack on the rights and safety of transgender young people. Last week, the state House of Representatives passed a bill that would make it a felony for medical professionals

January 28, 2020

Tips From the Hotline: Help! I Heard There’s a New Birth Control Ring on the Market. What Does That Mean for Me?

If the Contraceptive Ring is your birth control method of choice, you may notice something a bit different about your prescription refill. No, it’s not a star-shaped contraceptive ring, but a generic version of the well-known

January 27, 2020

Why I Fight: A Letter to My Kids on the Holocaust, Immigration, and Trump

Dear Jake and Ellie, Your great grandparents escaped the Nazis in 1938. Your great-grandma, Ellie, got a hold of a New York phone book by way of her father who had escaped to France. While in

January 22, 2020

DC Council Making Moves to Protect Reproductive Health Care

Today, on the 47th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision, the Government Operations Committee of the DC Council unanimously approved the Strengthening Reproductive Health Protections Amendment Act of 2019 (SRHPAA). At a time

January 22, 2020

In Huge Win, Federal Court Allows Birth Control Case Against Notre Dame and Trump to Proceed – One Day Before SCOTUS Sets Its Sights on Birth Control.

NWLC and its partners Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Center for Reproductive Rights, law firms Fried Frank and Macey Swanson, and client Irish 4 Reproductive Health received a major win Thursday in our