Standing up against Trump’s attack on birth control

Last week the Trump Administration released two new rules to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s contraception coverage, effective immediately. Unless the courts stop them, millions of employers will have the right to deny their employees birth control coverage for any reason—or no reason at all. What has the contraceptive coverage rule meant for women … Continued

NWHN Statement on Trump Executive Order Undermining the Affordable Care Act

For Immediate Release: Contact: Evita Almassi, ealmassi@nwhn.org Telephone: (202) 682-2640 NWHN Statement on Trump Executive Order Undermining the Affordable Care Act Washington, D.C. – Today, Donald Trump issued an executive order attacking key consumer protections under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for people buying health insurance on the small business and individual markets. The order … Continued

Let Women Get the Abortion Pill (Mifepristone) from Pharmacies

In exciting news this week, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit against the FDA in an effort to remove medically unnecessary barriers and make medication abortion more accessible. Since its approval in France in 1987, scientists and doctors have known that medication abortion, also called abortion with pills, is a safe and … Continued

NWHN Statement to the FDA: Benefit-Risk Assessment in Drug Regulatory Decision-Making

Statement of Caila Brander, Policy Coordinator Presented to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Benefit-Risk Assessment in Drug Regulatory Decision-Making Request for Public Comments Docket No. FDA-2017-N-4076 My name is Caila Brander and I am the Policy Coordinator at The National Women’s Health Network, a nonprofit advocacy organization that works to improve the health of … Continued

Trump’s FDA and PenceWorld: The Battles Ahead

“The president has left his stamp on government in ways that could outlast him, but the NHWN will be there to shine a spotlight.” As I write this, it’s impossible to know what is going to become of Donald Trump, currently mired in controversy. Each day brings new scandal and, with it, the possibility that … Continued

Abortion with Pills (Medication Abortion): Policy Issues

Abortion with pills, also called medication abortion, is a safe and effective way to end a pregnancy. To learn more about medication abortion—including alternate names, what to expect, and more—visit our health information fact sheet. To read our position on self-managed abortion with pills, click here. When pregnant people visit the doctor for an abortion … Continued