Today President Obama announced that he was nominating Merrick Garland, chief judge from the Washington D.C. appeals court to fill the vacancy created on the Supreme Court by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
Once again, a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is being challenged before the Supreme Court, with oral arguments for Zubik v. Burwell scheduled for March 23. And once again the question at the heart of the case is whether women will have access to the contraception coverage assured them by the ACA even if their bosses have religious objections to birth control.
Even before the unexpected passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, we knew this was going to be a big year for women’s health and the Supreme Court. Will women have contraceptive coverage through their insurance if they work for a religiously affiliated nonprofit? Will women have to travel hundreds of miles to get an abortion?
Make no mistake — 2016 will be a monumental year for women and reproductive rights.
Last week we attended a public meeting at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) where we testified in front of supporters and opponents on behalf of the FDA’s proposed rule on Supplemental Applications Proposing Labeling Changes for Approved Drugs and Biological Products.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court announced its decision in Young v. UPS, a pregnancy discrimination case that will have major impact on the health and economic security of women and families.
Early Wednesday morning the National Women’s Health Network braved the cold and the rain to rally in front of the Supreme Court in defense of the ACA.
Join the National Women’s Health Network this coming Wednesday, March 4th on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court as we rally to defend access to affordable health insurance. As many of you already know, on Wednesday the Supreme Court…
In a deeply gratifying 6-3 King v. Burwell ruling, the Supreme Court decided today to affirm access to health insurance subsidies to all residents of the U.S. regardless of whether or not they live in states that have created their own health exchanges.