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National Women’s Law Center Extends Appreciation to Sen. Reid

March 27, 2015

(Washington, D.C.)  The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) extends its sincere appreciation and thanks to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), who today announced he would retire from the Senate next year, after a more than 30-year tenure.

 The following is a statement by NWLC Co-Presidents Nancy Duff Campbell and Marcia D. Greenberger:

“The National Women’s Law Center is grateful for Sen. Reid’s strong and dedicated leadership on issues important to women and families, and his work to advance equality, opportunity and fairness for all. We salute his leadership on major issues, including access to health care through his support of the Affordable Care Act, access to justice by securing the confirmation of a record number of women judges from diverse backgrounds, equal pay protection through the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and promoting measures to increase tax fairness, protect Social Security, and strengthen protections against sexual violence.

Supreme Court Gives Important Victory to Pregnant Workers

March 25, 2015

(Washington, D.C.)  Today, in a 6-3 decision in Young v UPS, the Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Fourth Circuit and remanded Peggy Young’s case for further proceedings.

The following is a statement by Marcia D. Greenberger, Co-President of the National Women’s Law Center:

“Today’s Supreme Court decision is an important victory for Peggy Young and pregnant workers everywhere.

“The Court has put employers on notice: pregnancy is not a reason to discriminate. The Court said that if you accommodate most non-pregnant workers who need it but not most pregnant workers who need it, you may be found guilty of violating the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. 

Proposed Legislation Important to Women Needlessly Includes Provisions That Would Harm Them, Says NWLC

March 20, 2015

(Washington, D.C.)  Today, on the heels of the Senate’s attempt to restrict access to abortion for survivors of human trafficking in legislation designed to help them, the U.S. House of Representatives has inserted an abortion restriction onto new funds given to community health centers in a bill that addresses Medicare’s sustainable growth rate (known as SGR). The bill would put into law a restriction harmful to women’s health by limiting women’s access to abortion.

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6 Birth Control Questions Answered

December 10, 2014

The first step is to contact your student health plan and ask if they cover the type of birth control you use without cost-sharing.

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Pregnancy Discrimination Case Brings Together Unusual Allies

December 3, 2014

"The Fourth Circuit, in our view, erroneously said that the plain language of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act... couldn't mean that literally," Marcia Greenberger, co-president of the National Women’s Law Center, said to reporters this week. "Of course, we think it does mean it literally."

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Pregnancy Complication

December 1, 2014

A joint report published in 2013 by the National Women’s Law Center and A Better Balance noted that even seemingly easy fixes, like allowing a woman to carry a water bottle or to sit down periodically, have been denied time and again.

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