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Women’s Stories on Economic Justice and Health Care Article

Women’s Stories on Economic Justice and Health Care

This CAP Action storybook features women in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and New Hampshire whose stories center on issues from prescription drug pricing and health insurance, to child care and paid leave.

Expanding Access and Protections in States Where Abortion Is Legal Article
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Expanding Access and Protections in States Where Abortion Is Legal

Abortion is protected by state law in more than 20 states, many of which have expanded access to abortion by making it more affordable, codifying state-level reproductive rights, broadening the types of providers able to offer care, and protecting abortion providers and access to clinics.

Kierra B. Jones

Defining and Defending Contraception Post-Roe Article
A mostly used birth control packet rests on a counter top.

Defining and Defending Contraception Post-Roe

The misclassification of contraception as abortion by anti-abortion lawmakers is an alarming step down a path toward government control over women’s bodies and futures.

Elyssa Spitzer

Guns and Violence Against Women Report
Relinquished guns are displayed on a table.

Guns and Violence Against Women

Gender-based violence in the United States is fueled by unmitigated access to firearms, a lack of services for survivors, and dangerous narratives spread by the gun lobby.

Marissa Edmund

Women of Color and the Wage Gap Article

Women of Color and the Wage Gap

Women of color continue to suffer the most severe gender wage gap in the United States, a reality that reflects the effects of intersecting racial, ethnic, and gender biases that threaten the economic security of them and their families.

Robin Bleiweis, Jocelyn Frye, Rose Khattar

How the Government Can End Poverty for Native American Women Report
 (A mother and her 10-year-old son live without electricity or running water on a Navajo Nation reservation in Cameron, Arizona, during the coronavirus pandemic, March 2020.)

How the Government Can End Poverty for Native American Women

American Indian and Alaska Native women in the United States make just 60 cents for every dollar earned by their white male counterparts, and this wage gap forces too many of them and their families into poverty.

Arohi Pathak

State Abortion Legislation in 2021 Report

State Abortion Legislation in 2021

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.

Elyssa Spitzer, Nora Ellmann

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in Texas Fact Sheet
A woman and child visit Houston's Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park on August 3, 2021.

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in Texas

In order to advance economic security for women and families in Texas, policymakers should prioritize policies that ensure economic equality and health care access for all.

Diana Boesch, Carolyn Sabini

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in Pennsylvania Fact Sheet
A mother sits with her daughter in their residence in Northeast Philadelphia on July 8, 2018.

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in Pennsylvania

In order to advance economic security for women and families in Pennsylvania, policymakers should prioritize policies that ensure economic equality and health care access for all.

Diana Boesch, Carolyn Sabini

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in New Hampshire Fact Sheet
A mother watches her daughter have her temperature taken as the two shop for furniture in Nashua, New Hampshire, on June 2, 2020. (Getty/The Boston Globe/Craig F. Walker)

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Women and Families in New Hampshire

In order to advance economic security for women and families in New Hampshire, policymakers should prioritize policies that ensure economic equality and health care access for all.

Diana Boesch, Carolyn Sabini

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