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| NWLC Letter in Support of the Leahy Substitute

March 16, 2015

The National Women’s Law Center in supports the Leahy Comprehensive Substitute Amendment to the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (S. 178).  Please see below for the full PDF'd letter demonstrating our support.


Infographics and Internet Memes | Women at Risk of Losing Affordable Health Insurance

February 18, 2015

King v. Burwell is the latest Supreme Court case to challenge the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The case focuses on the financial help, in the form of tax credits, provided to low and moderate-income individuals and their families — the majority of whom are women — to make monthly health insurance premiums more affordable. The Court will determine whether individuals and families will continue to receive these tax credits to help purchase insurance in the federally-facilitated health insurance Marketplaces.


Legal Briefs & Testimony | King v. Burwell Amicus Brief

January 28, 2015

The National Women’s Law Center and law firm Hogan Lovells submitted an amicusbrief on behalf of 68 organizations in the Supreme Court case, King v. Burwell, brought by plaintiffs challenging a core provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Court will consider whether the ACA allows the federal government to provide subsidies to individuals and families who buy insurance from the federally-facilitated health insurance Marketplaces, also known as Exchanges. The brief argues that a ruling for the challengers in King would thwart one of the main objectives of the law: to make health insurance more affordable and thus attainable for millions of Americans. 


Fact Sheet | 2014 State Level Abortion Restrictions: An Extreme Overreach into Women’s Reproductive Health Care

January 22, 2015

State legislators in 2014 continued to enact laws that restrict access to abortion or ban it outright. During the year, 15 states adopted 26 new restrictions that limit access to abortion. These state restrictions are a dangerous overreach into women’s personal medical decisions.



Fact Sheet | The Hyde Amendment Creates an Unacceptable Barrier To Women Getting Abortions: We Must Use the Resources To Get Women the Health Care They Need

November 10, 2014
The federal laws that withhold insurance coverage of abortion from qualified women threaten women’s health and well-being. These restrictions, commonly known as “the Hyde Amendment,” particularly harm low-income women and women of color. These restrictions must be overturned so that a woman has the insurance coverage she needs to make a real decision about whether or not to end a pregnancy.

Fact Sheet, Reports & Toolkits | A Women’s Economic Agenda Must Help Women and Families Succeed

May 12, 2015

Recognizing that when women succeed, their families and the economy prosper, some legislative leaders are taking action to create opportunities for women in the workplace. The National Women’s Law Center applauds these efforts because investment in women’s economic security is vital for women and their families.


More Resources

Fact Sheet | The Health Care Conscience Rights Act Would Undermine Laws that Protect Women's and Families' Access to Health Care

June 24, 2015

Fact Sheet | The D.C. Abortion Coverage Ban Fails to Support and Safeguard the Health of D.C. Residents

June 16, 2015

Reports & Toolkits | The Hobby Lobby "Minefield": The Harm, Misuse, and Expansion of the Supreme Court Decision

June 12, 2015

Fact Sheet | Congress Must Lift the Ban on Abortion Services at Military Facilities

June 03, 2015

Fact Sheet | 50 Years After the Griswold vs. Connecticut Decision

June 02, 2015