Birth Control is More Effective When Providers Empower Women!

By Caila Brander, NWHN Policy Fellow The Guttmacher institute recently published a report that concluded that birth control failure rates are decreasing across the country, after years of stagnated progress. Every method presented a gap between how well it works if used exactly how it is intended to be used, versus its“typical-use” failure rate, which … Continued

The National Women’s Health Network BOLDLY Supports the EACH Woman Act!

This week, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D- CA) and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) took a BOLD action and introduced the EACH Woman Act, alongside Pro-Choice Caucus Co-Chairs Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and 100 other members of Congress. This bill ensures that certain barriers such as income, insurance, and residential address don’t interfere … Continued

Lies in the Exam Room

Anti-choice activists have been adamant about perpetuating the myth that abortion causes an increased risk of developing breast cancer. This misinformation is used to coerce women into not having an abortion. An astounding 17 states currently require that women be given misleading and incorrect information on the risks of an abortion before they go through … Continued

Make a BOLD Statement: Unite for Abortion Coverage!

This week we mark 40 years since enactment of the harmful Hyde Amendment by anti-abortion politicians. The amendment, which bans insurance coverage on abortion care for people enrolled in various Federal health insurance programs, disproportionately affects poor women and their families. We know that a majority of Americans support lifting the bans that deny abortion … Continued

Lies in the Exam Room

Opponents of reproductive choice have spent years attempting to frighten women by spreading misinformation about a non-existent link between having an abortion and an increased risk of breast cancer. There is no evidence of such a link, and no research scientists or breast cancer activists support the claim. Nonetheless, anti-choice organizations continue their attempts to … Continued

NWHN Applauds Reproductive Justice Being at the Forefront!

It’s been another strange week in American presidential politics with the disturbing news that a foreign dictator may be attempting to influence our election. But what you may have missed in the news coverage of the Democratic National Convention was the unprecedented support for abortion rights. Here at the National Women’s Health Network (NWHN) we … Continued

Supreme Court Stands Strong Against Abortion Bullies!

That’s right – we did it! Thanks to the support of countless people across the country, today the Supreme Court protected women’s rights and dignity by striking down the Texas measures as unconstitutional. When we wrote to you last March, a woman’s constitutionally protected right to an abortion was in jeopardy. HB2, the 2013 Texas … Continued