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The Women’s Health Protection Act: Critical to Help Keep Abortion Legal Throughout the U.S.

As the U.S. Supreme Court allows the dangerous Texas abortion ban to remain in effect and is poised to rule on a case that could overturn Roe v. Wade — the Senate is considering historic legislation that would protect our right to abortion: the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA). 

House Leaders Are About to Pass a Bill that RAISES Taxes and Interferes with Private Insurance All to Restrict Abortion Access

Tonight, the president will lay out his priorities for the year when he delivers the State of the Union in front of a joint session of Congress. His speech will be followed by three Republican responses: the “official” response from Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (the highest ranking Republican woman in the House), Senator Mike Lee on behalf of the Tea Party, and Senator Rand Paul on behalf of, well…Senator Rand Paul.
Jan. 28, 2014

What Justice Sotomayor’s Ruling Is Really About

Earlier this week, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor grabbed some headlines (and understandably caused some confusion) after she temporarily blocked implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit requirement as applied to religiously affiliated organizations. To be clear: the dispute does not in any way involve whether or not churches and places of worship are exempt from covering birth control (they are). Rather, the dispute is about other, religiously affiliated organizations, and how they can choose to “opt out” of the requirement.
Jan. 3, 2014

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

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 uninsured Americans get covered; it's about better, more affordable health care no matter what plan you're on.
Dec. 17, 2013

Presenting…the Inaugural Ladies' Choice Awards

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?
Dec. 17, 2013

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

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 benefits.
Dec. 11, 2013

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

Although the fights and politics may get all the attention, 20.4 million women with private health insurance have already received care without co-pay that they previously had to pay for under Obamacare.
Dec. 11, 2013

World AIDS Day: Continuing the Fight for the Healthiest Generation

We have come a long way in the fight against HIV/AIDS; yet the epidemic continues to affect millions of people around the world and in the United States. That’s why on this World AIDS day we’re renewing our commitment to achieving an AIDS-free generation.
Dec. 2, 2013