NWHN in Action – March/April 2018

Raising Women’s Voices (RWV) In December, congressional Republicans passed a deficit-busting tax giveaway for corporations and the ultra-wealthy that was funded, in part, by making health insurance unaffordable for millions of families. By repealing the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate to buy health insurance, the bill will trigger spikes in 2019 premiums; 13 million … Continued

Red tape: The next GOP plan for gutting health care

Thanks to last year’s grassroots uprising, Republicans in Congress have signaled this month that they don’t have the appetite for another bruising legislative fight to repeal the Affordable Care Act or gut Medicaid. If that holds true, it’s great news for women. But that doesn’t mean we can breathe a sigh of relief quite yet. … Continued

How Trump and the GOP rigged our tax system for the rich and legalized corruption.

This week House and Senate Republicans passed their deficit-busting tax giveaway to corporations and the ultra-rich without a single Democratic vote, clearing it for Donald Trump’s signature. After failing to repeal the Affordable Care Act outright earlier this year, GOP leaders gloated that “doing away with the individual mandate [in the tax bill] makes the … Continued

We must STOP the GOP Tax Scam!

Congressional Republicans’ effort to pass their tax bill is under way. Now we must fight even harder to KILL THE BILL! Senate Republicans cleared one of their last procedural hurdles yesterday when the Senate Budget Committee voted to move the GOP tax bill to the floor. The bill would repeal the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) … Continued

Pregnant and Scared? How fake clinics prey on women

You’ve probably seen ads for “crisis pregnancy centers” (CPCs, also called “pregnancy resource centers”), those fake clinics designed to appear like real comprehensive reproductive health clinics. Sometimes they set up right next to real clinics, mimicking the real clinic’s name and logo. They advertise under “abortion services,” burying in fine print that they don’t really … Continued

Standing up against Trump’s attack on birth control

Last week the Trump Administration released two new rules to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s contraception coverage, effective immediately. Unless the courts stop them, millions of employers will have the right to deny their employees birth control coverage for any reason—or no reason at all. What has the contraceptive coverage rule meant for women … Continued

NWHN in Action – September/October 2017

Raising Women’s Voices (RWV) In May, we updated you about our bi-directional role in the national coalition that emerged late last year to protect Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As part of that role, we share national strategy, talking points, and materials with our 30 regional coordinators in 28 states, and help them … Continued

Let Women Get the Abortion Pill (Mifepristone) from Pharmacies

In exciting news this week, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit against the FDA in an effort to remove medically unnecessary barriers and make medication abortion more accessible. Since its approval in France in 1987, scientists and doctors have known that medication abortion, also called abortion with pills, is a safe and … Continued

Graham-Cassidy: the Most Radical Trumpcare Bill Yet

Senate Republicans are making one last push to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and gut Medicaid and their latest Trumpcare bill known as Graham-Cassidy is the most radical one yet! Pushed by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA), the bill repeals the ACA’s consumer protections, allowing insurance companies to once again discriminate … Continued

Trump’s FDA and PenceWorld: The Battles Ahead

“The president has left his stamp on government in ways that could outlast him, but the NWHN will be there to shine a spotlight.” As I write this, it’s impossible to know what is going to become of Donald Trump, currently mired in controversy. Each day brings new scandal and, with it, the possibility that … Continued