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It’s past time to Stop Politicians from Turning Lies into Anti-Abortion Laws - Corpus Christi Caller-Times

"Abortion is one of the safest medical procedures in the United States and an integral part of women’s health care. Our laws should reflect that reality," write National Partnership Vice President Sarah Lipton-Lubet and Texas Freedom Network Education Fund President Kathy Miller.

News Coverage | May 11, 2017 | Reproductive Health

Businesses Push Back On Paid-Sick-Leave Laws - NPR

Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, says her group's post-election poll showed 82 percent support for paid sick leave. She says support is nonpartisan. "That includes two-thirds of Republicans, three-quarters of independents and virtually all Democrats," she says.

News Coverage | May 6, 2017 | Work and Family

The Biggest Ways the AHCA Will Hurt Working Moms - Working Mother

"We see this as a full-fledged attack on women’s health,” says Stephanie Glover, senior health policy analyst at the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | May 5, 2017 | Health Care, Reproductive Health, Maternity

House GOP Advances Obamacare Repeal Targeting Women’s Health Care - Rewire

“In a callous move that imperils women’s health and economic security, the House of Representatives today passed the [AHCA], an atrocious and damaging bill that would strip health coverage from 24 million people, raise health care costs for millions more, gut Medicaid and deny millions of people access to preventive and potentially life-saving care at Planned Parenthood health centers,” Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, said in a statement.

News Coverage | May 4, 2017 | Health Care, Reproductive Health

Could Universal Paid Family Leave Be On the Horizon? (And Why You Should Care.) - Goop

“This is a gender equality issue, an economic security issue, a competitiveness issue and—at the most basic level—a human issue. We all have families. We all get sick. We live in the wealthiest country in the world and there is no reason whatsoever that we should not have a basic paid leave standard,” said National Partnership Vice President Vicki Shabo in a Q & A interview for Goop.

News Coverage | April 27, 2017 | Work and Family

Reminder To Progressives: Abortion Is An Economic Issue - Huffington Post

“Having a baby is the most expensive health event that families face during their childbearing years. At the same time, a lack of workplace supports for many women during this critical time means a woman may not have paid sick days for prenatal appointments or well-baby care, or paid family and medical leave to use after giving birth,” said Sarah Lipton-Lubet, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | April 20, 2017 | Reproductive Health, Maternity, Work and Family

Trump is trying to repeal Obamacare again, but he still doesn't have the votes - Los Angeles Times

“This latest attempt to repeal the ACA is full of broken promises and deceptive rhetoric,” said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families. “While President Trump and leaders in Congress promised to protect health coverage for those with preexisting conditions, this new plan undermines this critically important and wildly popular ACA provision.”

News Coverage | April 20, 2017 | Health Care

Obama’s Sick Leave Order Survives Under Trump, for Now - Bloomberg BNA

“We were glad to see that it’s still in place, and we would hope that if and when Acosta is confirmed he will continue to maintain and enforce the executive order and won’t advocate for rescission,” Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, told Bloomberg BNA.

News Coverage | April 17, 2017 | Work and Family

Cities are finally banning employers from asking everyone's least-favorite interview question - Business Insider

Sarah Fleisch Fink, director of workplace policy and senior counsel at the National Partnership for Women & Families, says the bans are an important step in the ongoing fight for equal pay.

News Coverage | April 13, 2017 | Workplace Fairness

Health-Care Benefits for Vulnerable Populations Face Death By a Thousand Cuts - Rewire

National Partnership for Women & Families Vice President Sarah Lipton-Lubet said, “Millions of women rely on Medicaid for health coverage and access to care–from family planning to maternity care to nursing home care.”

News Coverage | April 12, 2017 | Health Care, Reproductive Health, Maternity

Congress Mulls Comp Time for Private Employers - HR Daily Advisor

“What we’re doing here is providing an out for employers that don’t want to take the high road and pay their employees the money that they’re owed at the time that they are owed it,” said Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | April 11, 2017 | Workplace Fairness, Work and Family

Republicans Prep Regulatory War on Women’s Health-Care Benefits - Rewire

The birth control benefit warrants a closer look because HHS doesn’t merely need to write it out of the HRSA guidelines. As National Partnership for Women & Families Vice President Sarah Lipton-Lubet warned, the administration could pull “multiple levers” to get rid of it.

News Coverage | April 5, 2017 | Reproductive Health

Women Face A Pay Gap In Every Single State. Here’s Where It’s Worst. - Huffington Post

“Equal Pay Day is a painful reminder that women in this country have had to work more than three months into this year just to catch up with what men were paid last year,” National Partnership President Debra L. Ness said in a statement with the analysis.

News Coverage | April 4, 2017 | Workplace Fairness

Here's Why Equal Pay Day Matters Most To Millennials - Forbes

“This analysis shows just how damaging that lost income can be for women and their families, as well as the economy and the businesses that depend on women’s purchasing power,” said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | April 4, 2017 | Workplace Fairness

On ‘Equal Pay Day,’ fight over gender wage gap rages on - McClatchy - DC Bureau

For Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, the issue of equal pay affects nearly every aspect of women’s lives. The gender wage gap “makes it hard to pay mortgage and rent, and has real practical implications for women’s ability to take care of themselves and their families,” Shabo said.

News Coverage | April 3, 2017 | Workplace Fairness

Americans Overwhelmingly Support Paid Leave, But Don't Agree on How to Pay for It - Working Mother

"That’s likely a result of American individualism and a greater familiarity with employers providing–or, more often, not providing–this kind of support. That’s the framework most people are used to in this country," says Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | March 24, 2017 | Work and Family

The GOP’s Health Care Plan Would Seriously Raise the Cost of Having a Baby - TIME Money

"It's a back-door form of discrimination," says Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families. "If you take away the requirement around what the plans have to cover, and women can't get the same plans as men at an affordable price, then you really can't say it’s not discriminatory."

News Coverage | March 23, 2017 | Health Care, Maternity

Mike Pence gets 'Working for Women' award; women's groups respond: 'How ironic' - USA Today

"When I saw the announcement, I thought it was quite ironic given Pence’s record on restricting women’s access to reproductive rights and healthcare services, which diminishes their economic opportunities and autonomy," said Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | March 22, 2017 | Reproductive Health

How Trump’s budget proposals could impact millions of women - Market Watch

The reduction in resources for the Labor and Justice Departments could lead to less enforcement of equal pay laws and progress toward family leave, said Debra Ness, the president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. “This should be a time when we’re trying to improve opportunities for women in the workplace, making it more family-friendly, eradicating pay discrimination and sexual assault and harassment,” she said.

News Coverage | March 17, 2017 | Workplace Fairness, Work and Family

Families To Pay Price If Maternity Care Coverage Is Cut By GOP - Kaiser Health News

“Anytime you allow people to pick and choose, you’re making the [health] care they don’t pick more expensive,” said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | March 14, 2017 | Health Care, Maternity

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