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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.Â Learn more about the new health care law and it's impact on women's health.Read more
Funding for Family Planning New Yorkâ€™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
by Karen J. Nelson As a country, we have made great progress in public health outcomes, thanks to expanded access to reproductive health care. Improved access to a full range of birth control services has resulted in a 40-year low in teen pregnancy and abortion rates. Advances in womenâ€™s health have allowed women to be a ...
Jennifer Gerson UffalussyÂ March 2, 2015 Yahoo Health A new study shows what would happen to the unplanned pregnancy rate if birth control pills were available over-the-counter. Making birth control over-the-counter could help to lower the rate of unplanned pregnancy for certain women, a new study suggests. The findings, recently published in the journal Contraception, ...
Saturdayâ€™s Moral Mondays march once again brought a multicultural crowd of thousands to Raleigh, N.C., protesting budget cuts and voting restrictions enacted by the stateâ€™s Republican Legislature. BY: DAVID SWERDLICK/THE ROOT Posted: Feb. 15 2015 12:05 PM Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 14: An African-American Muslim imam, Oliver Muhammad, offered the call to prayer; members of black Greek-letter fraternities ...