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Letter Opposing S.2061

We are writing to urge you to oppose any effort to bring S. 2061, the misnamed “Healthy Mothers and Healthy Babies Access to Care Act,” to the Senate floor. By singling out pregnant women and their babies, S. 2061 is the most troubling attempt yet to place limits on the legal rights of individuals who have been harmed by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing.


Comments on President's Council on Bioethics

The National Partnership for Women & Families strongly supports allowing research using Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (SCNT), commonly known as therapeutic cloning. The purpose of this technology is to develop treatments for diseases and give millions of people access to life-saving therapies using their own DNA.


Comments submitted by the Coalition

The undersigned organizations are writing to strongly object to the “Provider Conscience” regulation proposed on August 26, 2008 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The proposed regulation is unnecessary, threatens to significantly undermine patients’ access to critical health care services and information, and could negatively impact scientific research.


Coalition Letter Opposing Nomination of D. Michael Fisher

We the undersigned women’s rights, civil rights, and human rights organizations write to express our strong opposition to the confirmation of D. Michael Fisher to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.


Women, Work, and Family Health: A Balancing Act

Women, Work and Family Health: A Balancing Act, 2003, Issue Brief, An Update on Women's Healthy Policy, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation


AHP Testimony (March 2003)

The testimony of Alice M. Weiss, the Director of Health Policy at the National Partnership for Women & Families, before the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations on “H.R. 660, The Small Business Health Fairness Act.”


AHP Testimony (February 2003)

The testimony of Judith L. Lichtman, President of the National Partnership for Women & Families, before the U.S. Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee on “The Small Business Health Care Crisis: Possible Solutions.”


Legal Guide: Social Services for Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents

This guidebook for departments of social services (DSS) is one in a series explaining the law to pregnant and parenting adolescents, their parents, and the professionals who work with them.


Family and Medical Leave as a Case Study

Barriers to and opportunities for better federal government support for working families and communities are directly linked to governmental support at all other levels. In this era of renewed emphasis on federalism, work-family advocates cannot ignore state and local government venues, as illustrated in the nine-year effort to get the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) enacted.


Legal Guide: Health Care for Pregnant Adolescents

This guidebook for health care providers is the first in a series explaining the law to pregnant and parenting adolescents, their parents, and the professionals who care for these young women.


Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996

An act to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve portability and continuity of health insurance coverage in the group and individual markets, to combat waste, fraud, and abuse in health insurance and health care delivery, to promote the use of medical savings accounts, to improve access to long-term care services and coverage, to simplify the administration of health insurance, and for other purposes.


Bypassing Justice: New Hampshire


Bypassing Justice: Pennsylvania


Bypassing Justice: Florida


Washington Women and the Wage Gap

In Washington, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $40,993 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $53,046 per year. This means that women in Washington are paid 77 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $12,053 between men and women who work full time in the state.


Milwaukee, Wisconsin

In 2008, workers and advocates in Milwaukee achieved a great victory when nearly 70 percent of voters in the city voted for a paid sick days standard. Unfortunately, in 2011, statewide legislation preempted the voter-supported law and prevented its implementation.


New York, New York

An estimated 1.65 to 1.85 million New York City workers do not have access to paid sick days.


Working Women and South Carolina’s Wage Gap

In South Carolina, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $31,518 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $41,381. This means that women are paid 76 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $9,863 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Working Women and Utah’s Wage Gap

In Utah, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $32,163 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $46,609. This means that women are paid 69 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $14,446 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in New Mexico

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 178,000 older women in New Mexico – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


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