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Activist Law Student and NWLC Secure Contraceptive Coverage for Law School Students


As a law student at American University, Grace Pazdan learned that students were being denied prescription contraceptive coverage under the University’s mandatory student health plan, when virtually all other prescription drugs were covered. Grace and her fellow students contacted the NWLC and began organizing a grass roots campaign to raise awareness of this discrimination. “NWLC laid out the legal violations in a very compelling letter to the university, helped us kick off our campaign, educate the student body, and circulate a petition for contraceptive coverage that over 1,200 students and faculty signed. American University added contraceptive coverage to our student health plan, and we had a model for universities around the country to follow.”