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September 27, 2021

NWLC Reacts to R. Kelly’s Guilty Verdict

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “Today, Black survivors realized some measure of justice with the conviction of R. Kelly. Thanks to their unending

September 24, 2021

NWLC Celebrates Historic Passage of the Women’s Health Protection Act

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the House of Representatives passed the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA). WHPA would create a federal statutory safeguard against abortion bans and medically unnecessary restrictions on abortion. The following is a statement by

September 24, 2021

NWLC Applauds National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Provision that Will Expand Contraceptive Access

(Washington, D.C) Today, the House advanced the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), including a key provision from the Access to Contraception for Servicemembers and Dependents Act that will help improve access to contraception for non-Active Duty

September 17, 2021

NWLC Applauds Biden Administration’s Action Against Texas’ Abortion Ban

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) in response to actions announced by the Department of Health and Human Services to protect abortion access

September 14, 2021

In 2020, More than 12.6 Million Women and Girls Lacked Health Insurance; Being a Woman Still Raised the Odds of Being Poor in America; and the Wage Gap for Women Overall Narrowed to 83 Cents

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released new data on health insurance, poverty, and income from 2020. More than 12.6 million women were left without health coverage last year, putting them at increased health and

September 13, 2021

Ipsos: Child Tax Credit Shows Early Success and Popularity, But Racial Disparities Persist

(Washington, D.C.) According to the results of a new national survey, the vast majority of eligible families reported awareness of the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and claimed it in their tax filings, but gaps for Hispanic

September 13, 2021

Class Action Lawsuit Against Aetna filed by Emery Celli Brinckerhoff Abady Ward & Maazel and NWLC Alleges LGBTQ Discrimination

The suit alleges that Aetna’s fertility treatment reimbursement policy discriminates against LGBTQ individuals Washington, D.C. – September 13, 2021 – Attorneys at New York-based civil rights law firm Emery Celli Brinckerhoff Abady Ward & Maazel (ECBAWM)

September 2, 2021

NWLC Responds to SCOTUS’ Failure to Block SB8

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC):  “Texans woke up this morning to the Supreme Court telling them they have fewer rights than people living in other states. SB8 effectively bans nearly

August 27, 2021

NWLC Reacts to Tina Tchen’s Resignation, Announces Changes

In 2017, Tina Tchen came to the National Women’s Law Center with a vision for what would become the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund (the Fund). Her clarity of purpose was a guiding light for us

August 25, 2021

House Passes Budget Framework With Historic Investments in Women & Families

(Washington, D.C.) Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed a framework of the Biden administration’s Build Back Better plan, including historic investments in child care, home-based care, paid leave, affordable housing, nutritional assistance, and health care coverage.

August 19, 2021

Federal Court Allows Lawsuit Challenging Trump “Rollback Rule” Undermining Healthcare Nondiscrimination Protections to Continue

BOSTON, MA — A federal court has permitted plaintiffs to continue to pursue several claims in Boston Alliance of LGBTQ+ Youth (BAGLY) et al v. HHS, a lawsuit challenging the Trump-Pence Administration’s rule that seeks to undermine

August 10, 2021

NWLC and TULDF Respond to Survivor Criticisms Amid Governor Cuomo Investigation

We are grateful to the group of survivors who shared their concerns and ultimately, their desire for change. Doing so in any context is never easy, and to them we say, we hear you. We know