Supreme Court

At the Court: Women’s Rights At Stake

By NWHN Staff | May 6, 2016 | Comments Off on At the Court: Women’s Rights At Stake

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering two cases that could profoundly impact women’s rights and access to essential reproductive health care services. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in both cases in March. This article gives you an update on those cases; we will also report on the final decisions (expected by July) and next steps.

Tell the United States Senate: Do Your Job!

By NWHN Staff | Mar 16, 2016 | Comments Off on Tell the United States Senate: Do Your Job!

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.

Déjà Vu All Over Again: #HandsOffMyBC!

By Sarah Christopherson | Mar 14, 2016 | Comments Off on Déjà Vu All Over Again: #HandsOffMyBC!

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.

What’s Next for the Supreme Court and Women’s Health?

By NWHN Staff | Feb 18, 2016 | Comments Off on What’s Next for the Supreme Court and Women’s Health?

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?

Looking Forward: Challenging the Opposition to Ensure Reproductive Freedom

By NWHN Staff | Jan 13, 2016 | Comments Off on Looking Forward: Challenging the Opposition to Ensure Reproductive Freedom

Make no mistake — 2016 will be a monumental year for women and reproductive rights.

Your Generic Drug Label Doesn’t Tell You EVERYTHING

By Cindy Pearson | Aug 13, 2015 | Comments Off on Your Generic Drug Label Doesn’t Tell You EVERYTHING

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.

Protections for Pregnant Workers: A Good Victory!

By Cindy Pearson | Aug 13, 2015 | Comments Off on Protections for Pregnant Workers: A Good Victory!

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.

On the Steps of the Supreme Court

By Cindy Pearson | Aug 13, 2015 | Comments Off on On the Steps of the Supreme Court

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.

Rally with the Network…Defend the ACA

By Cindy Pearson | Aug 13, 2015 | Comments Off on Rally with the Network…Defend 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…

Women Won…Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Insurance

By NWHN Staff | Jul 25, 2015 | Comments Off on Women Won…Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Insurance

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.