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Top Policy Issues
The Women's Equality Agenda is a ground breaking, 10-point plan, introduced by Governor Cuomo during his 2013 State of the State address. It is designed to break down barriers faced by New York women in many areas of their lives. The State Assembly passed the full WEA in 2013, but, unfortunately, the State ...Read more
The new federal health care reform law (the Affordable Care Act) will make access to affordable health care coverage a reality for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers. Learn more about the new health care law and it's impact on women's health.Read more
Funding for Family Planning New York’s family planning health centers provide primary and preventive health care services to more than 410,000 New Yorkers every year. Family planning services are critical to the health and well-being of the women and families of New York State.Read more
News + Views
Jeanne Whalen, the Wallstreet Journal, September 14, 2014 Talking to teenagers about sex is tough—so tough that many pediatricians appear to be avoiding the topic all together. Health experts recommend that teens receive regular care relating to their sexual health, including screening and vaccination for sexually transmitted infections, but studies show that few pediatricians offer these services ...
Cecile Richards, September 9, 2014 Over the past few weeks, politicians who have taken a hard-line stance against insurance coverage for contraception are offering a new alternative: make birth control available over the counter. At first glance, this appears to be a welcome shift, a reflection of the growing support for making birth control available to ...
Amanda Marcotte, RH Reality Check, August 10, 2014 France has just viciously snatched away one of the favorite bad faith arguments of anti-choicers: The claim that the United States has relatively lax abortion laws compared to “socialist” France. Conservatives have long claimed that American feminists are whiny and that we should be grateful to have more ...