• The Challenges Ahead for Biden and Harris
    November 12, 2020
    Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won a historic victory. Donald Trump’s refusal to concede puts us in dangerous and unchartered territory. Cross-posted from our joint Raising Women’s Voices campaign The Election Results Are Clear Nine days after the election, we can be absolutely certain about who won the presidency. But big questions remain about the peaceful transition of ...
  • GOP Speeds Ahead With Illegitimate Confirmation but We Are NOT Powerless. Here’s What You Can Do.
    October 16, 2020
    Cross-posted from our joint Raising Women’s Voices campaign This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee concluded its rushed consideration of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, with a committee vote scheduled for next week. Barrett’s refusal to answer even straightforward, factual questions about the law led to little drama but lots of disturbing insight, even as more and ...
  • In the Absence of Meaningful Cosmetics Legislation, it’s Best to Avoid Talc
    October 3, 2020
    In the Absence of Meaningful Cosmetics Legislation, it’s Best to Avoid Talc
    By‌ ‌M.‌ ‌Isabelle‌ ‌Chaudry‌ ‌ ‌ Asbestos-contaminated‌ ‌talc‌ ‌in‌ ‌household‌ ‌products‌ ‌continues‌ ‌to‌ ‌sicken‌ ‌and‌ ‌kill‌ ‌innocent‌ ‌consumers‌ ‌who‌ ‌don’t‌ ‌know‌ ‌the‌ ‌cancer-causing‌ ‌danger‌ ‌lurking‌ ‌in‌ ‌their‌ ‌medicine‌ ‌cabinet.‌ ‌Most‌ ‌people‌ ‌don’t‌ ‌ know‌ ‌that‌ ‌the‌ ‌talc‌ ‌found‌ ‌in‌ ‌everyday‌ ‌products‌ ‌like‌ ‌baby‌ ‌powder‌ ‌and‌ ‌makeup‌ ‌may‌ ‌be‌ ‌contaminated‌ ‌with‌ ‌asbestos,‌ ‌with‌ ‌devastating‌ ‌results.‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ Talc‌ ‌is‌ ...
  • A Brief History of Sterilization Abuse in the U.S. and its Connection to ICE Mass Hysterectomies in Georgia
    October 2, 2020
    By Gabriela Salas On September 15, 2020, a whistle-blower complaint alleged that immigrant women in a privately-run Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in Ocilla, Georgia were being coerced into unnecessary hysterectomies and subjected to medical neglect. In light of this horrific news, the NWHN wanted to present a brief history of sterilization and ...
  • Saving the Supreme Court: The Next Six Weeks Could Change Everything
    September 24, 2020
    Cross-posted from our joint Raising Women’s Voices campaign   Late last week, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a long-time champion of women, died from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer. But over the last six days, we’ve had little chance to mourn her passing or celebrate her life before jumping into an all-hands-on-deck fight to protect her ...
  • As COVID-19 Vaccine Manufactures Race to the Finish Line, Ensuring Diverse Participation, Safety and Ethics in Clinical Trials is Essential
    September 24, 2020
    As COVID-19 Vaccine Manufactures Race to the Finish Line, Ensuring Diverse Participation, Safety and Ethics in Clinical Trials is Essential
    COVID-19 has all but shut down America. As many as 70 percent of small businesses have experienced prolonged closures; 22 million jobs were lost during the pandemic, and only 42 percent of them have been regained; and 47 states have allowed school districts to continue some form of remote learning, due to the threat of ...
  • The Pandemic is Disproportionately Affecting Women — Here’s Why
    September 9, 2020
    The Pandemic is Disproportionately Affecting Women — Here’s Why
    COVID-19 is killing more men. But the social and economic consequences of the pandemic are landing hardest on women. By: Gabriela Salas In country after country, population after population, the trend seen earlier this year seems to be true: women appear to be less susceptible to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. But even ...
  • I’ve been seeing a lot of news about the Trump administration’s rollback on health care protections. What are the most important things to know about these changes?
    July 9, 2020
    I’ve been seeing a lot of news about the Trump administration’s rollback on health care protections. What are the most important things to know about these changes?
    By Julia Kagan On June 19, 2020, the Trump-Pence administration finalized its changes to Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which specifies the civil rights protections that apply to health care settings. First, some background. In 2016, the Obama administration issued regulations implementing Section 1557 of ACA that made clear that discrimination on the ...
  • Lift Unnecessary Restrictions: Access to Medication Abortion During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    June 1, 2020
    Lift Unnecessary Restrictions: Access to Medication Abortion During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    The novel coronavirus outbreak, which began in November 2019, has now expanded to touch nearly every nation, with serious public health consequences in the United States. As countries and states have locked down and enforced social distancing, millions of people have been ordered to stay at home for all but essential activities.  It is no secret ...
  • Navigating Pregnancy Care in a Pandemic
    May 28, 2020
    Navigating Pregnancy Care in a Pandemic
    Pregnancy in a pandemic. These are never words I thought I’d use. But here I am, halfway through my pregnancy trying to navigate a global public health crisis. While every pregnancy poses its own challenges, mine has highlighted the ways in which telemedicine in the era of COVID-19 can expand access to quality care when ...