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

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

UPDATE: VICTORY!!! On November 6, the federal court in New York ruled to strike down the refusal of care rule in its entirety. The following day, a federal court in Washington state did the same. The

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

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