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Sarah Lipton-Lubet, Vice President for Reproductive Health and Rights

From the desk of ... Sarah Lipton-Lubet

When You Marginalize Women’s Health, You Sanction Inequality

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in two cases brought by for-profit corporations challenging the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) birth control benefit, which requires that health plans include coverage for contraception – a basic health service that 99 percent of women use at some point in their lives.


Maureen Corry, Senior Advisor for Childbirth Connection Programs

From the desk of ... Maureen Corry

Helping Pregnant Women Become Partners in Their Care

March 28, 2014 | Health Care | Health Care > Maternity

The quality of maternity care in our country needs improvement. While transforming the maternity care system will take time, there is progress to report.


Debra L. Ness, President

From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

Fulfilling the Affordable Care Act’s Promise to Women and Families

March 23, 2014 | Health Care

The ACA has already begun improving the lives of women and families across the country, but we still have work to do.


From the desk of ... Elizabeth Sepper, Repro Health Watch

What’s at Stake in the Supreme Court Birth Control Cases? More Than You Might Think.

Access to contraception long seemed settled and remote from the culture wars.


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La Ayuda Financiera Ya Está Aquí: ¡Asegúrate Hoy!

March 7, 2014 | Health Care

Por décadas, el costo ha sido el mayor obstáculo que ha impedido que millones de personas en los Estados Unidos obtengan acceso al seguro médico.


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Financial Help Is Here: Get Covered Today!

March 7, 2014 | Health Care

For decades, cost has been a major barrier that prevented tens of millions of Americans from accessing health insurance.


Vicki Shabo, Vice President

From the desk of ... Vicki Shabo

New Data, Same Disappointing Paid Sick Days Inequities

We’ve long been aware of the disparities in access to paid sick days in this country. This week, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) released a new analysis that provides a clear and up-to-date picture of just how stark the differences are — across ethnicity, occupation, wages and hours worked. The findings confirm that a national paid sick days standard is badly needed.


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