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Republicans' new health bill would hit women hardest, experts say - The Guardian

“The whole thing is egregious,” said Katie Martin, vice president of health policy and programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families. She called the bill “an absolute disaster for women and families who rely on affordable healthcare to thrive in society.”

News Coverage | September 22, 2017 | Health Care

Ivanka Trump Backs White House Decision to Stop Obama’s Equal Pay Rule - Fortune

“ Issuing a ‘review and stay’ of an equal pay initiative aimed at identifying and helping root out pay discrimination is a blatant attack by the Trump administration on fair pay for women and people of color,” Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, said in a statement.

News Coverage | August 30, 2017 | Workplace Fairness

Ivanka Trump Is Sometimes for Equal Pay. Today Isn’t One of Those Days. - Rewire

“At a time when gender- and race-based wage gaps are punishing working people, families and our economy, identifying and addressing pay disparities should be a priority,” Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, said in a statement.

News Coverage | August 30, 2017 | Workplace Fairness

Do All Doctors Perform VBACs? Here's What You Should Know - Romper

Currently, the United States has the lowest rate of VBAC of any industrialized country. In 2013 (the most recently updated year for stats), only 10 percent of all live births were VBACs, reported Childbirth Connection.

News Coverage | August 26, 2017 | Maternity

If Democrats Compromise On Abortion, Women Will Pay An Enormous Price - Bustle

When a woman who wants an abortion is denied one, she is more likely to fall into poverty than a woman who is able to get the health care she needs, according to Sarah Lipton-Lubet, the vice president for reproductive health programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families. “Access to abortion is fundamental to women’s ability to participate equally in society,” Lipton-Lubet tells Bustle.

News Coverage | August 9, 2017 | Reproductive Health

This Amazing New Wrap Could Make Skin-To-Skin Contact After C-Section Much Easier - Romper

According to Childbirth Connection's 2013 Report of the Third National U.S. Survey of Women’s Childbearing Experiences, only 25 percent of moms who undergo C-sections get skin-to-skin contact with their babies immediately after birth.

News Coverage | July 29, 2017 | Maternity

Why More Americans Are Getting Paid Sick Days - Huffington Post

“The jump in access is an enormous testament to work of advocates and lawmakers passing common-sense policies that obviously and clearly are shown to increase access to sick time,” Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | July 24, 2017 | Work and Family

Paid parental leave may be the idea that transcends politics - USA TODAY

“We strongly believe this is the right thing to do,” said Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families in Washington, D.C., which supports the Democrats’ bill. “Why should some people have this benefit and not others based on where they live or the job they have, when it’s clear everyone needs it?”

News Coverage | July 22, 2017 | Work and Family

Washington State’s Working Families Score ‘Groundbreaking’ Paid Leave Victory - Rewire

“This is a truly groundbreaking victory for working families and a powerful model for the nation,” Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, which advocates for paid family and medical leave, said in a statement.

News Coverage | July 5, 2017 | Work and Family

Time or money? Bill could change overtime rules - NJ.com

Vicki Shabo, vice president for the National Partnership for Women & Families, said in a letter to The Hill, a U.S. political website, the measure would actually give workers less flexibility and take money from the hands of working people by giving them "a false and dangerous choice between overtime pay now and time off later."

News Coverage | July 2, 2017 | Work and Family

CBO Confirms: When It Comes to ‘Better Care,’ GOP Senators Don’t Count Reproductive Care - Rewire

“By gutting Medicaid, repealing significant insurance protections, defunding Planned Parenthood, and expanding harmful abortion coverage restrictions, it would devastate women and families," said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | June 26, 2017 | Health Care, Reproductive Health

The Senate's New Health Care Bill Makes It More Expensive to Be a Woman - TIME Money

According to Stephanie Glover, a senior health policy analyst at the National Partnership for Women & Families, waiving Essential Health Benefits is an "attack" on the guaranteed coverage of maternity care in the individual market. "Women need access to maternity coverage, it’s an essential part of their health care," says Glover.

News Coverage | June 23, 2017 | Health Care

Parental leaves are great, but what about aging-parent leaves? - Kansas City Star

“More than three in four people who take leave in this country do so to recover from serious illness or injuries, or to care for a seriously ill or injured parent, spouse, child or relative,” said National Partnership President Debra Ness.

News Coverage | June 22, 2017 | Work and Family

Real workers need a real paid leave solution - The Hill

"We are thrilled that the country has moved on to this new chapter in the national paid leave debate. Consensus about the problem creates a historic opportunity to advance solutions ... The country will benefit if this is the beginning of real dialogue among people and organizations that care about finding a real solution," write National Partnership President Debra Ness and Vice President Vicki Shabo.

News Coverage | June 14, 2017 | Work and Family

How to Fight For Paternity Leave When Your Company Doesn’t Offer It - Fatherly

“The best workplaces — like Deloitte — will ask their employees what their workforce needs to be happier and more productive,” says Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | June 12, 2017 | Work and Family

Hospitals Are Becoming The Biggest Risk Factor For Unnecessary C-Sections - Reports Healthcare

The report by Childbirth Connection also revealed a number of factors how a C-section can be harmful to the mother and ranked them on a scale from very small to very large.

News Coverage | June 9, 2017 | Maternity

Why does American work feel so bad? - USA Today

"You end up with this perfect storm where workplace and public policies are mismatched to what the workforce and families need," said Vicki Shabo, vice president at the non-partisan National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | June 4, 2017 | Work and Family

4 Organizations Doing Great Things for Mothers - Huffington Post

The [National Partnership] is a heavy lifter when it comes to campaigning for more substantial health care coverage including workplace benefits like paid sick leave, eliminating the gender pay gap and ending discrimination against pregnant women and new moms in the office.

News Coverage | June 1, 2017 | Health Care, Workplace Fairness, Work and Family

New law supports women with healthy pregnancies - Business Vermont

“When a pregnancy is relatively typical, uncomplicated, it’s difficult for employees to be granted simple requests such as more frequent bathroom breaks or to carry a water bottle,” said Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | May 26, 2017 | Workplace Fairness, Work and Family

Does Trump's Paid-Leave Policy Go Far Enough? - Refinery29

"The Trump administration’s paid parental-leave proposal would do more harm than good by, among other things, offering only six weeks of paid leave and only to new parents." - Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | May 23, 2017 | Work and Family

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