Tag Archives: National Partnership for Women and Families

We Filed a Brief to the Supreme Court of the United States Fighting for Women’s Economic Security

Attorneys at the Women’s Law Project have filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief to the Supreme Court of the United States in a case that will have significant impact on American women’s economic security. At issue in … Continue reading

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New report: Politics in the Exam Room, a Growing Threat

The most insidious way American politicians attempt to influence the behavior of private citizens is by quietly passing laws that legislate doctor-patient communications, going so far as to force doctors to lie to patients.   It’s a growing problem. Across … Continue reading

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Widespread Support for Nurse Home-Visitation Program

President Obama has proposed a nurse home-visitation program for low-income women who are either pregnant or have recently given birth which aims to provide a cost-effective way to improve the health and well-being of first-time parents and their children. The … Continue reading

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Abortion Legislation in Spain

New legislation being drafted in Spain would legalize abortion up until the 14th week of pregnancy and also allow women ages 16 and older to have the procedure without parental consent. The law would also permit abortions in the first … Continue reading

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Family Planning Concerns on the Rise with Economic Downturn

A story via the National Partnership for Women and Families reveals how the economic downturn is affecting women’s decisions about sex and family planning. Reports show that women and men are feeling great pressure and doubt when faced with decisions … Continue reading

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Rep. Waxman Joins the Fight Against HHS Regulation

In September 2008, the Women’s Law Project joined dozens of women’s groups in opposing the Provider Conscience Regulation that was proposed on August 26, 2008, by the Department of Health and Human Services. The WLP believes that the breadth and … Continue reading

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