July 18, 2007

Wisconsin legislators introduce bill to stop pharmacist refusals

by Gretchen Borchelt Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Judy Robson and Representative Christine Sinicki last Thursday introduced the Birth Control Protection Act, which would require pharmacists to fill prescriptions for birth control.  Click here to watch the press

July 17, 2007

Apparently, Title IX still has some minds to change

by Erica Marrero Opinion Editor, Andrea Hopkins of the Bristol Herald Courier in Virginia, received a letter to the editor from a Bristol resident who complained of “"GIANT COLOR photos, two page articles” in the sports section

July 13, 2007

18 Cents in 45 Years?

Passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act is a Moral Imperative By Lexie Kuznick On Wednesday, July 11, 2007, the Workforce Protections Subcommittee of the House Committee on Education and Labor held a hearing on the Paycheck Fairness Act

July 12, 2007

Here it goes again: another woman needing drug treatment gets a murder trial instead

by Jill Morrison

July 10, 2007

Does Billionaire Steve Schwarzman Pay a Lower Tax Rate than You?

(Think Congress should do something about it?) by Rebecca Wilkins and Joan Entmacher Tomorrow, the Senate Finance Committee is holding a hearing with the unbelievably boring title of “Carried Interest, Part I.” But before you yawn and ignore

July 6, 2007

Governors Ask Congress to Reverse Restrictive Welfare Rules

by Jessica Stone and Joan Entmacher Over the past year, the Bush Administration has put additional barriers in the path of poor women struggling to provide for their children, and of states trying to provide assistance to

July 5, 2007

Bush: “Big Backer” of Title IX — Yeah Right

By Lexie Kuznick In his own peculiar way, President Bush recently announced his support for female athletes and Title IX: “I’m a big backer of Title IX…I think the progress, though, has been startling from the day

July 5, 2007

Gonzales v. Carhart: Just How Bad Is It?

Part 6: The Future Does Not Look Brightby Gretchen Borchelt Now that the Supreme Court term has ended, we’ve offered our take on what the term overall meant for women.  But what about Gonzales v. Carhart?  What

July 3, 2007

Where the Rubber Meets the Road, Congress Needs More Traction

By Kristina Petronko Lilly Ledbetter testifies before the House Education and Labor Committee In what may be a speed record for Congressional response, Congress has started the process of reversing the Supreme Court’s May 29 decision in

July 3, 2007

The good thing about the Supreme Court’s 2006-2007 term for women . . . is that it’s over.

The Supreme Court’s term just came to a close, and thank goodness. A quick look back at the term provides a chilling picture of a new Court that is all too willing to eviscerate important constitutional

July 2, 2007

Despite setback, the promise of Brown survives; the promises of the Alito/Roberts confirmation hearings do not

“Well, I can speak to the issue of diversity in education from a little bit of my own experience . . . having these people in the class with diverse backgrounds and outlooks on the issues

July 2, 2007

Religion and health care: What you don’t know CAN hurt you…

by Jill Morrison Last week, I was invited to speak to a health law class on religious refusals to provide health care after the professor saw an article on the subject in Self Magazine. While the questions