On February 1, the administration announced it would hold the line and ensure that all women, no matter where they work, can get affordable access to birth control with no co-pay. In the 60-day public comment period since that announcement, nearly 350,000 people submitted letters to the Department of Health and Human Services in support of the benefit.
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A great way to start the weekend! A federal judge ruled that emergency contraception must be available over the counter, without any age restrictions. This is a major victory for women of all ages.
As of today, 18 for-profit companies have filed lawsuits to earn the right to deny women access to birth control with no co-pay.
After two years of back-and-forth, the comprehensive Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has finally become a reality. The inclusive version of the bill was signed into law yesterday by President Obama, marking a major victory for women and families across the country.
What We're Reading - Reflecting on Black History Month, Rep. Diane Black is at it again, and Oklahoma lawmakers
Good afternoon, everyone! House Republicans are back at their old antics, while state lawmakers in Oklahoma decide to listen to the advice of one anti-women’s health constituent instead of a majority of women.
What We're Reading - Bobby Jindal wants to cut Obamacare, Florida Governor expands Medicaid, and where are the female Governors?
Good morning everyone, it’s been a busy couple of days between Medicaid expansion and talk of the sequestration. Make sure to check out what we’re reading this morning….
This morning, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the results of their first publication ever on the use of emergency contraception in the United States. The findings are telling!
This Valentine’s Day, Planned Parenthood affiliates and organizations across the country are sending a strong message to members of Congress: we must put an end to violence against women.
What We're Reading - Senate passes VAWA, Obama delivers the State of the Union, and Ken Cuccinelli is out of touch.
Good morning, everyone! It was a busy day yesterday with the Violence Against Women Act moving in the Senate and the President delivering his annual State of the Union Address. Make sure to check out what we’re reading today….
First passed in 1994 with broad bipartisan support, and reauthorized TWICE since with improved protections, the Violence Against Women Act is a critical law that has had a tremendous impact on reducing the national rate of intimate partner violence