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

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

An NWHN Event to Remember!

Last week, The National Women’s Health Network was proud to host the 10th Annual Barbara Seaman Awards for Activism in Women’s Health. Supporters and members of the National Women’s Health Network celebrated the Network’s recent achievements and recognized the work of two remarkable women, Susan F. Wood and Renee Bracey Sherman. Board Member, Zipatly Mendoza … Continued

RX for Change: Jane’s History Resonates

When I decided to write The Story of Jane, a history of Chicago’s underground, feminist abortion service that operated before Roe v. Wade, I had a few goals in mind: first, the Abortion Counseling service, aka Jane, was an important piece of the women’s movement’s history that needed to be better known. I also thought … Continued

TODAY: Tell your Rep to vote YES on Grayson amendment for abortion coverage

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives will consider a bill with onerous provisions blocking the District of Columbia from using its own funding to provide abortion care to low-income women and blocking federal employees from accessing abortion coverage through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. The NWHN has been strong voice in support of rolling … Continued

Get ready for the Rally to Protect Abortion Access on March 2!

On March 2, the National Women’s Health Network and thousands of other supporters will rally for reproductive rights in front of the Supreme Court. The Justices will hear arguments in the landmark case Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. Make sure you are one of those supporters! This is our opportunity to tell the Court and … Continued

Stand with the Network and #ReclaimRoe

The National Women’s Health Network is pledging to #ReclaimRoe. Today marks the 43rd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, the landmark Supreme Court case on abortion rights. And 43 years later we are still fighting anti-choice politicians who will stop at nothing to take that right away. We know that one in three women … Continued

It’s Time to Eliminate the Harmful Hyde Amendment!

On July 8, the National Women’s Health Network (NWHN) joined Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Diana DeGette (D-CO); over 70 other Congressional champions; and more than 50 organizational allies to celebrate the introduction of the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) Woman Act. This visionary legislation would end bans … Continued