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

November 8, 2018

Wins for Medicaid Are Wins for Women

Tuesday’s election results were historic for women in politics. But it’s not just getting closer towards having our government look more like the people it represents that was a win for women. In Idaho, Nebraska, and

September 10, 2018

After Being Denied the Birth Control She Needed, This Christian Minister Is Speaking Out to #StopKavanaugh

Alicia Wilson Baker traveled from Indiana to Washington, D.C., to testify against Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Through tears, she shared her story about losing birth control coverage

August 15, 2018

We Just Filed a Complaint Against a Health Care Provider For Sexually Harassing a Patient

Today, we filed a complaint with a state Board of Chiropractic on behalf of one of our clients who was sexually harassed by her chiropractor. At almost every appointment, our client was subjected to sexually charged

August 2, 2018

Family Planning Is the Foundation for Family Economic Well-Being

The Title X family planning program provides high quality, culturally sensitive, confidential birth control and other reproductive health services to over four million people every year.  But this summer the Trump-Pence Administration proposed to change the

July 19, 2018

HHS Completely Failed to Follow the Law and Respond to Our FOIA Requests – We Just Sued!

The Trump-Pence Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has utterly failed to follow the law and respond to one of the many FOIA requests we’ve filed against this secretive, shady Administration. You’re wondering, “What does

July 13, 2018

Why We’re Suing The Trump-Pence Administration and the University of Notre Dame, as Told by Gifs

Update: After this blog was published, the Trump-Pence administration finalized its earlier interim final rules. These final rules are just as unlawful and unconstitutional as the interim rules were, and NWLC and its partners are challenging

May 23, 2018

The Trump-Pence Administration’s Priority is Crystal Clear – Controlling Our Bodies

Last night, the Trump-Pence administration released a horrific “gag rule” aimed at preventing doctors and other health care providers that serve low-income people from discussing abortion with their patients. By going after Title X-funded providers, this

May 11, 2018

The Long and Short of It: Short-Term Plans Have Bad Long-Term Consequences for Women’s Health and Economic Security

UPDATE: In early August, the Trump Administration finalized this harmful rule—expanding these “short-term” plans and undermining access to affordable, quality health insurance. Thankfully, Senator Baldwin is taking the lead against the Administration’s latest attempt to undermine

April 18, 2018

Too Many Patients Are Also Saying #MeToo

Sexual harassment and violence is so engrained in our everyday experience it sometimes feels inescapable: You’ve been sexually harassed at work? Me too. You were sexually assaulted at school?  Me too. Your doctor sexually assaulted or