Press Releases

Cynthia A. Pearson steps down as Executive Director of the National Women’s Health Network

By Evita Almassi | Feb 22, 2021 | Comments Off on Cynthia A. Pearson steps down as Executive Director of the National Women’s Health Network

After more than twenty years, Cindy Pearson announced today she is stepping down as Executive Director of the National Women’s Health Network.

The Biden-Harris Administration’s Executive Actions on Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice are a Good First Step but more must be done.

By Evita Almassi | Jan 28, 2021 | Comments Off on The Biden-Harris Administration’s Executive Actions on Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice are a Good First Step but more must be done.

For Immediate Release

The NWHN’s statement on The Supreme Court’s Decision to Revive the Abortion Pill Restriction

By Evita Almassi | Jan 13, 2021 | Comments Off on The NWHN’s statement on The Supreme Court’s Decision to Revive the Abortion Pill Restriction

Last night, the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the U. S. Food and Drug Administration’s medically unjustified requirement that people travel to a certified facility simply to pick up abortion pills that they are then allowed to safely take at home.

The NWHN’s statement in response to the FDA’s vaccine advisory committee’s vote to recommend emergency use authorization of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer/BioNTech

By NWHN Contributor | Dec 11, 2020 | Comments Off on The NWHN’s statement in response to the FDA’s vaccine advisory committee’s vote to recommend emergency use authorization of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer/BioNTech

December 11, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Adele Costa, acosta@nwhn.org Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted 17-4-1 to recommend emergency use authorization of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer/BioNTech. Soon after,…

The NWHN’s statement in response to the House Appropriations Committee’s historic hearing on the Hyde Amendment

By NWHN Contributor | Dec 8, 2020 | Comments Off on The NWHN’s statement in response to the House Appropriations Committee’s historic hearing on the Hyde Amendment

December 8, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Adele Costa, acosta@nwhn.org The NWHN commends U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro, All Above All, and the formidable advocates for reproductive health care that participated in the virtual hearing on the harms of the Hyde…

The NWHN denounces Trump’s raw power grab, SCOTUS pick

By Evita Almassi | Sep 26, 2020 | Comments Off on The NWHN denounces Trump’s raw power grab, SCOTUS pick

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Evita Almassi, ealmassi@nwhn.org The following statement can be attributed to Cynthia A. Pearson, Executive Director of the National Women’s Health Network. Washington, D.C. — Over the last week, we’ve had little chance to mourn the passing of Justice…

The NWHN’s statement in response to the denial of justice for Breonna Taylor

By Evita Almassi | Sep 25, 2020 | Comments Off on The NWHN’s statement in response to the denial of justice for Breonna Taylor

Breonna Taylor was asleep in her apartment on March 13. In the middle of the night, she was shot six times and killed by Louisville police officers recklessly executing a warrant with incorrect information. The Kentucky Attorney General announced on…

The National Women’s Health Network Speaks Out on Ongoing National Events

By Evita Almassi | Sep 15, 2020 | Comments Off on The National Women’s Health Network Speaks Out on Ongoing National Events

The National Women’s Health Network is compelled to speak out about ongoing events as a long-time consumer health watchdog with a mission to serve as a trusted health information source for women in all their diversities. Because of our commitment to science and health justice, we are dismayed and angered over recent events,…

Judge Orders FDA to Allow Patients to Receive Medication Abortion Pills by Mail During COVID Emergency

By NWHN Staff | Jul 14, 2020 | Comments Off on Judge Orders FDA to Allow Patients to Receive Medication Abortion Pills by Mail During COVID Emergency

The NWHN applauds the recent decision by District Court Judge Theodore Chuang to allow pregnant people to receive medication abortion care through telehealth, including receiving mifepristone through the mail.

The NWHN’s Statement on the Supreme Court’s opinion Striking Down Louisiana Abortion Restrictions

By Evita Almassi | Jun 29, 2020 | Comments Off on The NWHN’s Statement on the Supreme Court’s opinion Striking Down Louisiana Abortion Restrictions

Contact: Evita Almassi, ealmassi@nwhn.org