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Map of the Day: “Bad medicine” laws undermine reproductive health care across the country - Feministing

A new report from the National Partnership for Women & Families explores the common anti-choice restrictions that are forcing doctors to choose between following the law and doing what they know is best for their patients.

News Coverage | July 14, 2014

How Bad Medicine Is Sweeping The Country, One State At A Time - ThinkProgress

“Politics are taking over our exam rooms and that is a dangerous, disturbing trend,” the National Partnership’s president, Debra L. Ness, noted in a statement released to coincide with the new findings. “More and more, lawmakers across the country are enacting laws that mandate how health care providers must practice medicine.”

News Coverage | July 14, 2014

Mitch McConnell’s old, new agenda - MSNBC

News Coverage | July 14, 2014

HITPC approves MU Stage 3 quality measure recommendations - Clinical Innovation + Technology

“I like the two tracks a lot, it’s reflective of the reality while keeping the foot on the pedal,” said Christine Bechtel, vice president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, during a discussion preceding the vote.

News Coverage | July 8, 2014

Here Are The Worst States For Working Parents - Huffington Post

Following up on its 2005 and 2012 reports, The National Partnership for Women & Families has released the third edition of "Expecting Better," a state-by-state analysis of all the laws (or lack thereof) that support working moms and dads during pregnancy and after birth.

News Coverage | July 7, 2014

Why Paid Parental Leave Is a Huge Economic Benefit - BlogHer

According to a Rutgers report by the National Partnership for Women & Families, “Women who report taking paid leave are more likely to be working 9 to 12 months after a child’s birth than those who report taking no leave at all.” When that leave isn’t available, women are more likely to leave the workforce entirely. But when it is offered, women consistently report a stronger labor force attachment and positive changes in wages.

News Coverage | July 6, 2014

Mark Savage on the disparity factor - Healthcare IT News

As director of health information technology policy and programs for the National Partnership for Women and Families, Mark Savage keeps a close watch on healthcare information technology, along with all other aspects of patient care. The idea, of course, is to even the playing field.

News Coverage | July 5, 2014

Supreme Court ruling draws passionate reactions in Louisiana, nation - NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune

"Whether it affects 500 or 5 million women, this is a dangerous and appalling intrusion that takes the country backward and undermines women's health," said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families

News Coverage | June 30, 2014

Supreme Court gives some employers more leeway on birth control - Los Angeles Times

"Women who thought, in 2014, that their birth control coverage was secure now have to stop and consider the views of their bosses. That is truly outrageous," said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | June 30, 2014

Hobby Lobby: Court boosts corporations again - BBC News' "Echo Chambers"

Meanwhile, Debra L Ness of National Partnership for Women & Families took the opposite view: Today's US Supreme Court rulings in the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. cases are deeply troubling - even shocking, in that the Court is allowing some bosses to deny women coverage for something as basic as birth control.

News Coverage | June 30, 2014

How America ended up with the worst maternity leave laws on Earth - The Week

The idea that women should get paid leave when they have babies started to crop up around World War I and again around World War II. Countries' populations had been decimated, which meant there was a high premium on women as economic contributors and childbearers, explains Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families. She says that in the United States, in part due to fewer casualties and the fact that men returned to the labor force, there weren't the same incentives to offer women paid maternity leave.

News Coverage | June 27, 2014

S.F. abortion protest buffer zone in danger after Supreme Court vote - San Francisco Chronicle

Judith Lichtman of the National Partnership for Women and Families, which supports abortion rights, said the ruling would create new burdens for patients. "Women deserve access to reproductive health care without being intimidated, harassed, threatened, followed or in other ways harmed," she said.

News Coverage | June 26, 2014

Approps battles over Obamacare — Will Congress last word on Hobby Lobby? — Nestle goes to Washington - Politico Pulse

News Coverage | June 25, 2014

The U.S.’s exceptionally bad support for parental leave - Washington Post

News Coverage | June 25, 2014

Senate Committee Passes Pro-Choice Measures in Appropriations Bill - RH Reality Check

“This is a welcome and long overdue step toward fair and equal treatment of women who volunteer for their country in the Peace Corps,” said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, in a statement about the committee’s action to repeal the restriction. “It would finally give Peace Corps volunteers the same abortion coverage as other women who get their health insurance through the federal government. It’s about time.”

News Coverage | June 23, 2014

Is paid family leave bad for business? - CNN Opinion

News Coverage | June 23, 2014

One in Three States Gets Failing Score for Supporting New Parents - Wall Street Journal's "The Numbers"

One in three U.S. states are getting a failing grade when it comes to offering laws that support new working mothers and fathers, according to a study by the National Partnership for Women & Families, an advocacy group.

News Coverage | June 20, 2014

California Comes Out on Top For Parental Protection Laws - NBC News

The Golden State came out on top in a new state-by-state survey of family-protection laws for new parents, earning an A-minus in the study’s letter-grade ranking. Conducted by the National Partnership for Women & Families, the analysis looks at laws in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

News Coverage | June 20, 2014

FMLA Leave Would Cover Same-Sex Couples Who Are Married No Matter Where They Live - Bloomberg BNA

Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, called the proposal “a very welcome pro-family step that makes our country more fair and family friendly.”

News Coverage | June 20, 2014

The Best States to Be a Working Mom - Bloomberg Businessweek

Vicki Shabo, a vice president at the National Partnership, says federal laws should be considered only a first step and are something states should improve upon, but “change has been slow,” she says. “So many states are failing their families.”

News Coverage | June 20, 2014

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