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Court Protects Alabama Women from Dangerous Abortion Restrictions, But Similar Laws Loom in Other States

Category: Abortion, State Fights, TRAP

Restrictions on abortion threaten to close women’s health centers across the country — especially in the South. But a federal court just ruled to protect Alabama women from the latest attack: In Alabama, a federal court struck down a law that would have shuttered all but two of the state’s only heal…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, TRAP, Alabama


And the Ladies’ Choice for Best Quote of the Year Goes To….

Category: Abortion, State Fights, Photos

Between the attacks on women’s health in the states, in the courts, and the roll out of Obamacare, there have been tons of opportunities to stand up for women’s health and rights in a notable, public, and most of all quotable forum.   Here are our nominees for top quotes of the year…. WINNER: Texa…Continue Reading

Tags: North Dakota, Leticia Van de Putte, Wendy Davis, Barack Obama, Michigan, Iowa


7 Days Left to Get Covered, and Here’s Another Reason Why….

Category: Obamacare

There are seven days left to enroll in health insurance before the deadline at midnight EST on December 23rd.  In these last few days, we're going to be highlighting seven of the best benefits for women included in ALL plans, new and old. Because the Affordable Care Act isn't just about helping unin…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare, Obamacare Works, Preventive Benefit


Presenting…the Inaugural Ladies' Choice Awards

Category: State Fights, Congress, Photos, Elections

As 2013 comes to a close, it’s a time to reflect on the past year. We write these pieces every year, and we got to thinking…wouldn’t it be more fun, in service of remembering the good, the bad, and the simply absurd, if we made them awards? And here we are: introducing the Ladies’ Choice Awards. I…Continue Reading

Tags: Congress, Ladies Choice Awards, 2013, Rep. Kathy Hawken


This Republican Congresswoman sure has a funny way of articulating a woman’s perspective…

Category: Obamacare, Congress

Remember Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC)?  It was little more than a month ago when she attacked Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at an oversight hearing because the Affordable Care Act includes maternity coverage as part of the women’s preventive health benefit…Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, Health Care, Maternity Care


Women’s Preventive Health Care With No-Copay? Yes Please.

Category: Obamacare

Although the fights and politics may get all the attention, 20.4 million women with private health insurance have already received care without copay that they previously had to pay for under Obamacare. It’s the real life stories like Chelsea’s (below) that remind us of the importance of affordable …Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, Obamacare Works, IUD