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April 15, 2014

“It’s not in the template, and plans are just following that,” says Gretchen Borchelt, senior counsel at the National Women’s Law Center. “I think it’s a lack of awareness on their part, a lack of familiarity with what should be included.”

“In the past, abortion information wasn’t common, partly because it was just covered as part of regular health care,” says Borchelt.

April 14, 2014

NWLC Submits Brief in Southern Nazarene University v. Sebelius, Supporting the Contraceptive Coverage Benefit

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We helped pass landmark health care reform legislation and end insurers’ practices of charging women higher premiums than men, excluding coverage for maternity care and treating domestic violence and Cesarean sections as pre-existing conditions.

I worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for close to two decades. I was paid less than my male co-workers the entire time—even though I was doing the same work they were and doing it well. Near the end of my time there, I received an anonymous note alerting me to the discrimination, and I decided to fight for justice, with the help of the National Women's Law Center and its allies.

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For many, April 15 brings feelings of doom and gloom. It’s the day you might have to hand over some of your hard earned money to Uncle Sam (and if you’ve waited until the last minute, it’s the day you’ll have to stand in a long line at the Post Office with your fellow procrastinators). But we, inspired by our brilliant friends at NETWORK, will be celebrating April 15 as a day of joy and gratitude.

After voting to move forward on her nomination yesterday morning, the Senate scheduled an up-or-down vote on the nomination of Michelle T. Friedland to be a judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals – for April 28.

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