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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
Saturday’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 state’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 ...
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 ...