September 11, 2019

Five Things You Should Know About Second Circuit Nominee Steven Menashi

Steven Menashi is Trump’s latest pick for a lifetime position as a judge on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Nominated by Trump in August, Republicans are trying to rush him through the nominations process so

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

April 10, 2019

Your Health Should Come First at the Pharmacy

Picking up prescriptions is so routine for most people. Walk in to the pharmacy, get your medication, and leave. That’s how it should always work: smooth, simple, no barriers to care. But it doesn’t always work

April 4, 2019

How We’re Fighting to Save the Affordable Care Act

Right now, a lawsuit is making its way through the federal courts in Texas that may determine the future of our entire health care system – and shockingly few people know about it. A group of

February 26, 2019

When the Trump-Pence Administration Tries to Hide Its Efforts to Roll Back Our Rights, We Don’t Back Down!

Since day one, the Trump-Pence Administration has been trying to roll back our rights and take away protections against sex discrimination. One of the ways they are trying to do this is by redefining the word

January 22, 2019

The Trump-Pence Final Birth Control Rules Are Blocked For Now, But The Fight Continues

Victory! Federal courts in Pennsylvania and California have issued preliminary injunctions blocking the dangerous Trump-Pence administration final birth control rules from taking effect while legal challenges are decided. If the courts had not acted, the rules

December 21, 2018

Sexual Harassment, Assault, and the #MeToo Movement – It’s Time for Accountability in Health Care

CW: sexual assault and sexual harassment in health care. Across the country medical boards are leaving patients vulnerable to sexual harassment and assault by either failing to investigate claims of sexual harassment and assault or by

December 20, 2018

Why I’m Optimistic that Courts Will Stop the Unlawful Final Trump-Pence Birth Control Rules from Taking Effect

Given the flurry of Trump-Pence administration efforts to roll back birth control coverage and the confusing court decisions about the ACA and the birth control benefit in the news late last week, you may be worried

December 20, 2018

The ACA Remains the Law of the Land Despite a Dangerous Decision by a Texas Federal Judge

You may be scratching your head over the news from late Friday that a federal judge in Texas declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional . . . but that the law is still in effect. If you’re confused