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  • The NWHN’s statement in response to Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court
    October 27, 2020
    The NWHN's statement in response to Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation to the Supreme Court
    Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court is the appalling culmination of a rushed and illegitimate process that raised serious questions about her independence, transparency, and honesty while confirming her reactionary views on race, gender, health, science, and authoritarianism.  During her time on the bench, Barrett has proven herself to be an extremist out of ...
  • The NWHN denounces Trump’s raw power grab, SCOTUS pick
    September 26, 2020
    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 Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a long-time champion of women’s health, or to celebrate her life. Instead, we’ve been fighting ...
  • The NWHN’s statement in response to the denial of justice for Breonna Taylor
    September 25, 2020
    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 September 23 that no charges would be brought against the officers whose bullets killed Breonna ...
  • The National Women’s Health Network Speaks Out on Ongoing National Events
    September 15, 2020
    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, including the inability of top FDA and CDC officials to make decisions free from interference.    Furthermore, as ...
  • Judge orders FDA to allow patients to receive medication abortion pills by mail during COVID emergency
    July 14, 2020
    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. This is an important public health measure that will improve access to safe early abortion care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The judge’s order will take effect in a few days and applies nationwide.   The preliminary ...
  • The NWHN’s statement on the Supreme Court’s opinion striking down Louisiana abortion restrictions
    June 29, 2020
    The NWHN’s statement on the Supreme Court’s opinion striking down Louisiana abortion restrictions
    Contact: Evita Almassi, ealmassi@nwhn.org Washington D.C. —  Today the U.S. Supreme Court once again upheld the constitutional right of pregnant people to access abortion care without undue burden. But even as we celebrate this important and hard-fought victory, we know we can’t depend on the courts to save us.  The Louisiana law at stake in today’s case ...
  • The NWHN’s statement in support of racial justice and Black Lives Matter 
    June 2, 2020
    The NWHN’s statement in support of racial justice and Black Lives Matter 
    The National Women’s Health Network (the NWHN) supports racial justice and stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. We oppose racially targeted police brutality and all forms of discrimination against Black and brown people. We mourn the Black lives lost unnecessarily and prematurely to police violence, including Breonna Taylor, a 26-year old emergency room technician who was shot eight times and killed on March 13th while ...
  • Statement on J&J’s Discontinuation of Its Talc-Based Baby Powder in U.S and Canada 
    May 20, 2020
    Contact: Evita Almassi, ealmassi@nwhn.org  May 20, 2020 Washington D.C. — On May 19, 2020, Johnson and Johnson (J&J) announced that it would stop selling its talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder in the U.S. and Canada, though existing inventory will continue to be sold through retailers until it runs out. Exposure to talc has been linked to ovarian carcinomas, gynecological tumors, and ...
  • The FDA Must Permit Pregnant People to Get the Abortion Pill Where They Have the Abortion — at Home!
    April 6, 2020
    Contact: Evita Almassi, ealmassi@nwhn.org  Washington DC — Today, the National Women’s Health Network led a diverse coalition of over 80 organizations in urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to lift medically unnecessary restrictions on mifepristone, the first of two FDA-approved medications used in tandem to induce an abortion. Throughout the United States, patients are turning to telehealth appointments ...
  • The NWHN’s statement on the nomination of Dr. Stephen Hahn to FDA Commissioner
    November 1, 2019
    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.- Today, the Trump Administration announced the nomination of Dr. Stephen Hahn to become the next US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner. The National Women’s Health Network calls on Dr. Hahn to publicly commit ...