In 2021, the United States has seen the highest number of abortion restrictions made law in a single year, and the legal context in which this newly enacted legislation will operate is particularly tenuous.
The Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021 would help address the maternal health crisis in the United States, which disproportionately affects Black and Indigenous people.
A paid family and medical leave program must be national, comprehensive, and inclusive to meet the needs of all workers, their families, and the economy.
State benchmark plans vary in their coverage of necessary maternal health services.
Policy solutions to improve maternal health are urgently needed so that pregnant and postpartum people are prepared for a new climate future.
The United States’ maternal health crisis demands federal and state action to improve coverage, the delivery of care, and pregnancy outcomes. The cost of inaction will almost certainly be dire.
Policymakers must go beyond baseline legal protections to treat abortion as the essential health care service it is, ensuring meaningful access to abortion for all and removing barriers put in place to circumvent Roe v. Wade.
The disability rights and justice movement and the reproductive health, rights, and justice movements must come together for nuanced discussions of the silent epidemic of sexual violence against disabled people.
Conversations around sexual violence must use justice frameworks to center the intersection of gender and disability violence.
Repealing the ACA During the Coronavirus Pandemic Would Be Devastating for Women’s Health and Economic Security
An upcoming Supreme Court case could upend the Affordable Care Act’s benefits and protections, which would be devastating for women and their families during the coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic downturn.
ACA repeal during the coronavirus pandemic would be catastrophic for individual and public health.
The Trump administration has issued dozens of regulations that have threatened women’s progress and cost them billions—revealing a fundamental disregard for women.
Policymakers must consider lessons learned from the emergency paid leave laws passed in response to the coronavirus pandemic in order to design national, permanent paid leave policies that ensure racial, gender, and economic equity and meet the needs of families.
Despite wins in the courts, abortion rights remain under attack and out of reach for many in the United States.
Existing support systems for domestic violence survivors are proving inadequate during the pandemic and point to the need for a stronger nationwide infrastructure connecting survivors to vital supports and services.