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Slower Job Growth Underscores Need for Investment, Says NWLC

October 2, 2015

(Washington, D.C.)  Today the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its September jobs report. The following is a quote from Joan Entmacher, Vice President for Family Economic Security, National Women’s Law Center:

UPS Settles Pregnancy Discrimination Case, Marking the End of Peggy Young’s Nine-Year Legal Battle

October 1, 2015

(Washington, D.C.)  Today, United Parcel Service (UPS) and Peggy Young reached a resolution of all claims in Peggy Young v. United Parcel Service, which was argued in the Supreme Court in December, 2014.  The case raised for the first time the issue of whether the Pregnancy Discrimination Act requires an employer to give light duty to a worker if she needs it because of pregnancy when the employer provides light duty to workers with similar limitations in their ability to work stemming from disability or on-the-job injury. In a 6-3 decision in March, 2015, the Supreme Court remanded Peggy Young’s case, allowing her to press her claim in further proceedings.

Extreme Anti-Abortion Senators Fail to Pass Cruel, Unconstitutional Bill Banning Abortion after 20 Weeks

September 22, 2015

(Washington, D.C.) Today, anti-abortion Senators failed in their attempt to pass a nationwide ban on abortion after 20 weeks, which would have put women’s lives and health at risk. The bill was a dangerous attempt to deny women access to reproductive health care and a blatantly unconstitutional challenge to Roe v. Wade. It would have banned certain pre-viability abortions outright, violating established constitutional protections.

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U.S. Moves to Protect Women, Transgender People in Health Care

September 3, 2015

Advocacy groups, many of which have been working with federal officials on aspects of the rule, praised the announcement. The National Women’s Law Center called it “a critical step toward full and effective implementation” of protection against discrimination.

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The Biggest Social Security Mistake Women Make

August 11, 2015

Their early claiming of benefits may be one reason why nearly 2.9 million women over 65 live in poverty, more than double the 1.3 million men in poverty, according to the National Women's Law Center.


Women in Combat Zones Can Have Trouble Getting Contraceptives

August 11, 2015

"It is unfortunate," says Nancy Duff Campbell, co-president of the National Women's Law Center, "that here we have the military — [with] one of the best health care systems in the country — and, where we still have a gap is in contraception."


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