December 6, 2017

Stacking the Bench: Trump’s Dangerous Judicial Nominees

Federal courts decide legal rights and principles of critical importance to women, including the right to privacy, equal protection, anti-discrimination protections at work and at school, and protections for health and safety. Federal judges’ interpretation of

February 15, 2018

Dear Trump and Congress: Don’t Mess With D.C.’s Ability to Provide Abortion Coverage to Those Who Need It

As a resident in the District, I was disgusted when I read Trump’s proposed budget (which outlines the President’s spending priorities and asks Congress to fund those priorities).  The budget would block D.C. from using its

December 22, 2017

Two Courts Find That Birth Control Is Not a “Gratuitous Benefit”

Late last week, the Trump Administration’s attempts to roll back the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit hit a huge, well-deserved roadblock: a judge in Pennsylvania issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against the interim final rules

December 20, 2017

Your Pharmacy Shouldn’t Get In Between You and Your Birth Control

Getting your birth control really shouldn’t be as hard as some folks are trying to make it.  Between allowing virtually any employer to deny insurance coverage of birth control and trying to decimate the ACA, the

December 20, 2017

Words Matter for Women’s Health

Late last week, reports surfaced that officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other divisions within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had been briefed by government representatives to exclude

November 13, 2017

A Tax Plan That Hurts Women and Families

December 19, 2017

The Trump Administration is Trying to Silence Us. It Won’t Work.

Last month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) asked the public to let them know if they should make it easier to discriminate in the name of religion. The request for comment was the

December 19, 2017

5 Ways NWLC Resisted the Trump Administration in 2017

It’s hard to believe almost one whole year of the Trump administration has passed. We knew this year would be hard, painful, and – at times – terrifying to witness. But what we didn’t know was

October 31, 2017

NWLC to Trump Administration in Lawsuit: Using Religious and Moral Beliefs as an Excuse to Deny Women Birth Control Coverage Isn’t Just Heartless, It’s Illegal

Today, The National Women’s Law Center, Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU), and the law firm Dentons filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration over its rules that allow virtually any employer or

October 19, 2017

Sen. Murray and Reps. DeGette and Slaughter Clap Back at President Trump’s Attack on Contraception

We all know that Senator Murray and Representatives DeGette and Slaughter have been champions for women’s health throughout their careers. Now they are stepping up to be champions for women’s health and equality again: proposing legislation

October 6, 2017

If You’re Worried You May Lose Birth Control Coverage Under Trump’s New Birth Control Rules, Contact NWLC’s CoverHer Hotline

Today, the Trump administration released two new rules that take away women’s access to no-cost birth control coverage, a benefit guaranteed by law, and give employers a license to discriminate against their female employees. The rules

September 26, 2017

The Top Five Reasons to Celebrate Birth Control Today

Today is World Contraception Day – a day dedicated to raising awareness about birth control and safe sex.  So we are reflecting on just a few of the reasons birth control is the best and why

September 7, 2017

President Trump Doesn’t Want You to Know that Two Million More Women Have Birth Control Coverage Thanks to the ACA

Update: With updated data from the Census, we’ve recalculated our estimate. We now estimate that over 62.4 million women have coverage of birth control without out-of-pocket costs. Today we released a new estimate showing that 57.6

August 31, 2017

How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Worrying About the Future of Birth Control

Clearly, I know how to have fun.  But, the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit has been so beneficial to women and families, and the threats to it from the Trump Administration have never loomed larger.