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  • The Biden Administration’s First 100 Days and Their Impact on Women

    In many ways, Biden has women — and especially women of color — to thank for his victory in the 2020 election. And by selecting the first woman and person of color to serve as Vice President and nominating a record number of women, including nine women of color, to his cabinet, the Biden Administration has signaled a willingness to prioritize women and the issues that impact us.

  • Why the EACH Act Matters for Medicaid Beneficiaries

    We need to strengthen Medicaid. With a new administration and Congress moving on key legislative priorities, now is the time. Strengthening Medicaid means increasing access to abortion and reproductive care. Abortion access is often an afterthought among the health advocacy community, but without abortion access, Medicaid coverage cannot ensure the overall well-being of people that may become pregnant.

  • The COVID-19 vaccine is here, but what does this mean for pregnant people?

    The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in nearly 50,000 cases and more than 60 deaths among pregnant people across the United States. And these numbers will surely increase as infections continue to surge over the winter months.

  • What This Historic Day Means to Me

    Kamala Harris is the first woman, Black, Asian American vice president-elect! I have chills.

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    Trust in our Democracy

    Here at the National Partnership we know that democracy can get messy, and that it can take time. Every vote counts so it is vital that our nation takes the time to count every vote.

  • It is Latinx Heritage Month and WE have Demands!

    “Poderosos” is a Spanish word often used in the Latinx community to describe our power and strength. It is a word that characterizes our resilience in a country where we often experience discrimination and alienation.

  • When Calling the Police Doesn’t Help: The Criminalization of Survivors and Pregnant People

    Most sexual assault is never reported,often because survivors distrust or fear the police, or believe that the police can’t or won’t do anything to help.

  • We Must Promote Gender-Inclusive Reproductive Health Care

    Reproductive rights and reproductive health services historically center around cisgender women — but these services are also needed by transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming individuals as well. Access to quality health care has long been out of reach for many LGBTQ people due to medical bias and discrimination.

  • Back to Our Roots: Pride, Protest, and Black History

    This year’s Pride Month comes at a time of national and global unrest. In April and May, Pride parades, festivals and other celebrations nationwide set for June were cancelled due to COVID-19 social distancing measures.

  • #BlackLivesMatter = #DefundThePolice

    Earlier this month, the National Partnership participated in #BlackoutTuesday, interrupting our business as usual to amplify other voices instead of our own. We believed it was a good and important thing to do. And we did it with sincerity and humility. In hindsight, we also did it without fully understanding the meaning of our words.

  • Roe in Real Life: Who Has Access to Safe and Legal Abortions?

    Although Roe v. Wade granted the right to access abortions, the reality is that many people, particularly people of color, face barriers that inhibit their ability to exercise this right.

  • This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, We Demand Action to Make our Country Safer for Women and Families

    Our laws and policies should protect and provide opportunity to everyone living in our country. We should ensure that women and families can thrive in a safe and healthy environment. This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, celebrate survivors by telling your senators and representative we refuse to wait any longer. 

  • Latinx Heritage Month: Latinxs Standing in Resistance!

    I call on my social justice advocates to continue to uplift Latina-led reproductive justice organizations. Moreover, I call on advocates to recognize the intersection of other social justice issues impacting the reproductive health outcomes of Latinas.

  • This Pride Month, We Refuse to Turn Back the Clock on Our Health Care

    Pride month is and always has been a political declaration. It is a month to celebrate resiliency and to resist discrimination against the LGBTQ community. This resiliency and resistance is more important than ever as the Trump administration continues its string of relentless attacks on the LGBTQ community.

  • Abortion Restrictions Hurt Women of Color

    Legislators and anti-abortion activists across the country are becoming increasingly explicit about their goal of overturning Roe v. Wade and prohibiting people from accessing abortion care.

  • The EACH Woman Act Matters for Women of Color

    Since 1976, the Hyde Amendment has withheld federal funds for abortion care for women enrolled in Medicaid and other health insurance through the federal government except in cases of rape, incest or life endangerment. This pushes abortion care out of reach of millions of women, particularly women of color.

  • We Decide: Demanding the Policies Pregnant People Need to Thrive

    No one should be denied opportunity, dignity, happiness or respect because of where they live or work or how much money they make. But because of our country’s punitive and inadequate policies, that is precisely what happens every day to people deciding if and when to parent.

  • Standing Up for Scientific Integrity

    Over the past couple of years, the Trump administration has aggressively sidelined science in policymaking – whether by suppressing or misrepresenting evidence, undermining federal grants, or selecting unqualified and conflicted appointees to lead agencies and programs. As a result, our nation’s public health and well-being are suffering.

  • Mid-Term Elections Limit Abortion for Some While Ensuring Access for Others

    Tuesday’s elections brought some mixed results around abortion rights. While Oregon turned out in a big way to reaffirm abortion access for everyone regardless of income, a majority of West Virginia and Alabama voters paved the way for increased abortion restrictions in both states. As with all abortion restrictions, these measures will have the most impact on low-income women, young women, and women of color in these three states.

  • Why the Right to Vote Is a Reproductive Justice Issue

    At a time where reproductive rights face an existential threat from nearly all levels of government, voting can help ensure a future where all women have access to the reproductive health care they need.

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