Skip to contentNational Women's Law Center

NWLC In the News

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.


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."

CBS News

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.


Case Seeking Job Protections for Pregnant Women Heads to Supreme Court

November 30, 2014

“We’ve had some very big disappointments recently, but I’m hoping it won’t be a uniform set of experiences,” said Marcia D. Greenberger, a co-president of the National Women’s Law Center. “I hope Peggy Young will break the mold.”

The New York Times

Wal-Mart’s Black Friday Strikes: Are the Workers Already Winning?

November 28, 2014

The National Women’s Law Center filed a complaint with the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission on behalf of a pregnant employee whose supervisor refused to relieve her of duties that included climbing ladders with heavy boxes.

Bloomberg Businessweek

Doing Some Heavy Lifting

November 28, 2014

Gail Collins: “We have calls from pregnant women who are cashiers who can’t stand for eight hours and ask if they can use a stool, or who need to take extra bathroom breaks. These kind of simple requests are being refused,” said Marcia Greenberger of the National Women’s Law Center.

The New York Times

What It’s Like to Raise 3 Kids on $7.50 an Hour

November 26, 2014

"That's another $6,000 a year for people who are working year-round full time," Katherine Gallagher Robbins, a senior policy analyst at the National Women’s Law Center, told


When Raising the Minimum Wage Isn’t Enough

November 25, 2014

“Here’s the thing: If we raise wages but don’t stabilize people’s schedules, what does it do for them?” said Liz Watson, senior counsel at the National Women’s Law Center, which has been pushing for laws that would require more predictable schedules.

The Atlantic

It’s Not Just the University of Virginia

November 25, 2014

"Some things are considered traditions that are real problems," said Fatima Goss Graves, vice president for education and employment at the National Women’s Law Center. "I think this is something that should prompt not just UVA, but a lot of schools, to take a closer look at their programs."

National Journal

Federal Appeals Court Rejects Priests for Life Challenge to Birth Control Coverage Rule

November 20, 2014

The Feminist Majority Foundation, along with 12 other national and local organizations, joined an amicus brief, submitted by the National Women's Law Center in support of the birth control benefit rule in the DC Circuit case.

Ms. Magazine