The Day After: Report From Washington

  Cross-posted from our joint Raising Women’s Voices campaign As one of the federal policy experts on the Raising Women’s Voices coordinating team, I expected to be focused today on how the developments in Washington (and Georgia) will impact our work to advance women’s health. After all, there is a lot to report on. I’m celebrating … Continued

The Challenges Ahead for Biden and Harris

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won a historic victory. Donald Trump’s refusal to concede puts us in dangerous and unchartered territory. Cross-posted from our joint Raising Women’s Voices campaign The Election Results Are Clear Nine days after the election, we can be absolutely certain about who won the presidency. But big questions remain about the … Continued

FDA Meeting – Development, authorization and licensure of vaccines to prevent COVID-19

Testimony Delivered to the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee October 22, 2020 [Docket No. FDA-2020-N-1898]   News coverage of Sarah’s testimony: Full testimony: TRANSCRIPT My name is Sarah Christopherson. I am the Policy Advocacy Director at the National Women’s Health Network, a nonprofit advocacy organization that has been bringing the voices of women … Continued

GOP Speeds Ahead With Illegitimate Confirmation but We Are NOT Powerless. Here’s What You Can Do.

Cross-posted from our joint Raising Women’s Voices campaign This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee concluded its rushed consideration of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, with a committee vote scheduled for next week. Barrett’s refusal to answer even straightforward, factual questions about the law led to little drama but lots of disturbing insight, even as more … Continued

Saving the Supreme Court: The Next Six Weeks Could Change Everything

Cross-posted from our joint Raising Women’s Voices campaign   Late last week, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a long-time champion of women, died from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer. But over the last six days, we’ve had little chance to mourn her passing or celebrate her life before jumping into an all-hands-on-deck fight to … Continued

It’s Time to #MailTheAbortionPill

Throughout the U.S., patients are turning to telehealth appointments and online pharmacies for routine medical care during the COVID-19 outbreak without having to leave their homes. But for most pregnant people seeking safe and effective abortion pills, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has created a Byzantine set of rules that delay or block … Continued