On May 24, 2013, hope had died for me. I had been working for the last six months on a comprehensive sex education bill here in my home state of Nevada only to see it die in the state Senate.
Earlier this month, I joined a strong group of civil rights advocates on Capitol Hill to celebrate the introduction of the Do No Harm Act of 2016.
During the third open enrollment period, which ran from November 2015 through January 2016, roughly 12.7 million people purchased health insurance through the marketplace.
On the heels of last month’s Cesarean Awareness Month, there has been robust public discussion about how to reduce the high cesarean birth rate in the United States.
In the fall of 2007, Jackie* called to schedule an abortion appointment. She said she had heard of a way to have an abortion with medicine, and asked if we offered that at our clinic.
Cesarean Awareness Month has been an important opportunity to raise awareness about the high cesarean section rate in the United States.
MTV asked that question as it announced its 79% Work Clock and effort to call attention to the gender wage gap. This was my response.
The #AbortionPositive Tour is meant to be daring.
Last week, through a leaked internal poll, we gained even more evidence that business support for paid family and medical leave is strong.
The annual recognition of Equal Pay Day — the day that marks how far into the year women have had to work to catch up with what men were paid in the previous year — is always a stunning reminder of just how far we still have to go to reach true equality for women in this country.
As a civil rights lawyer and Michigan resident, I am incredibly saddened and disappointed by the man-made public health disasters that my government allows to persist.
Six years after President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law, there is a lot to celebrate.
“These issues should be at the top of our national agenda.” That was the message Sen. Cory Booker delivered at the National Partnership’s annual congressional briefing.
Texas has a proud legacy of fighting for freedom and trumpeting our independent spirit. We are a state full of dualities.
Over the past five years, abortion opponents have quietly passed hundreds of restrictive laws.
Imagine for a moment that you are a woman in Louisiana who has decided to have an abortion. Here’s what you will experience as you set out to get safe, legal health care.
Right on schedule, the U.S. Department of Labor today proposed a rule that will ultimately give 828,000 workers who service federal contracts expanded access to paid sick time, including nearly 437,000 workers who are currently not guaranteed a single paid sick day. This is a much-needed and encouraging step toward implementing the executive order President Obama issued on Labor Day.
Today, by a vote of 81 to 64, the Vermont House of Representatives reaffirmed its support for a statewide paid sick days bill and sent the proposal to the governor, who supports it. The hard-fought victory means Vermont will soon be the fifth state in the nation to guarantee paid sick days.
When you spend most of your days walking the halls of Congress advocating for policies you truly believe in, you quickly learn that some days are special.
In 2014, Tennessee enacted a law that threatens women with jail time if they give birth to babies who are shown to have been affected by the use of narcotics during pregnancy.
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