November 19, 2020

Celebrating the Wins: A Reminder the ACA Is Working

Let’s play a quick game. What do you think about first when you hear/read the words “The Affordable Care Act” (ACA)? If you’re like me you picture former President Barack Obama, and the wrangling he encountered

March 10, 2020

How The Government Could Actually Support Working Families During a Health Crisis

Click here to learn more about coronavirus and steps you can take to protect yourself and those around you.  COVID-19 threatens to become the largest crisis of a presidency with no shortage of crises, causing a public health emergency in

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

December 13, 2019

Military Families Still Don’t Have Comprehensive Birth Control Coverage

As you may have heard, Congress is in the process of finalizing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill includes a big win that we are excited about: twelve weeks of paid parental leave for federal workers (which

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

November 14, 2019

Thank you, Congress, for Putting Patients First

In May, the Trump-Pence Administration finalized a rule that would allow a provider’s personal beliefs to dictate patient care. This week, Congress is fighting back. Members of Congress are joining together to introduce the Put Patients

November 8, 2019

We Won Our Lawsuit: Another Loss for the Trump-Pence Administration, Another Victory for Patients’ Rights and the Rule of Law

The National Women’s Law Center teamed up with lawyers from Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Democracy Forward Foundation, and the firm Covington & Burling to represent Planned Parenthood in a lawsuit brought in federal court in

October 24, 2019

Trump’s Refusal of Care Rule: We Took Him to Court, Here’s What You Need to Know

New Update: The Trump administration appealed our victory to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, asking the appeals court to allow the Refusal Rule go into effect. Alongside our partners, we are continuing

September 30, 2019

On This Hyde Anniversary, Fight

Today is an anniversary we don’t celebrate. Forty-three years ago, Congress first passed the Hyde Amendment. Some members of Congress, so upset that the Supreme Court recognized that the Constitution protects the right to decide whether

July 26, 2019

Why You Can’t Get Fired for Having an Abortion: The Latest Sex Discrimination Ruling From a Louisiana Federal Court

Discrimination against an individual for having an abortion is sex discrimination, plain and simple. A federal district court in Louisiana recently reaffirmed this basic principle in the case Ducharme v. Crescent City Déjà Vu, L.L.C., in which the court held that federal and state anti-discrimination laws prohibit employers from firing employees for having an

June 19, 2019

6 Ways the Trump Administration Is Promoting Discrimination in Health Care

The Trump Administration wants to legalize discrimination in health care. Yes, you read that correctly. The Health Care Rights Law, which is part of the Affordable Care Act, is a groundbreaking civil rights statute that makes

May 24, 2019

5 Things You Need to Know About Trump’s Attacks on Birth Control Coverage

In 2017, the University of Notre Dame teamed up with the Trump-Pence administration in a secret settlement agreement to deny students and staff birth control coverage. This was happening at the same time the Trump-Pence Administration

April 11, 2019

A Patient in a Long-Term Care Facility was Sexually Assaulted – She’s Not Alone.

CW: Sexual assault in health care. Early this year, I couldn’t scroll through social media without reading about a Native American patient in Arizona who was sexually assaulted and gave birth while receiving long-term care for