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Low-Wage Workers Remain Vulnerable to Illegal Pregnancy Discrimination

“Amy Crosby’s situation is not unique, and low-wage workers are particularly at risk for this kind of discrimination” said Emily Martin, NWLC Vice President and General Counsel in an interview with RH Reality Check.

One hospital worker’s story reflects a larger truth: low-wage workers are especially vulnerable to employment discrimination.

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Trends in Union Membership Indicate Weak Job Prospects for Women

(Politico)

The narrative of the American worker, and by extension women’s economic status, continues to take a troubling turn in the United States, with the decline of stable public-sector positions as well as weakening labor unions.

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Legal Roundup: On Roe Anniversary Legal Attacks on Reproductive Rights Increase

(Jezebel)

The anniversary of Roe v. Wade is a reminder that the battle for women’s rights is far from over.

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Living on the Edge of a Permanent Fiscal Cliff: Minimum Wage Workers See Few Gains

Photo: humanevents.com.

While the “fiscal cliff” dominated the news ad nauseum, ten states quietly increased their minimum wage, effective January 1. A whopping 59 percent of all minimum wage earners are women.

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USA Today Publishes Dueling Op-Eds on “Conscience Clauses”

Photo: ReligionLink.com.

In the battle between a right to obtain medical treatment and a right to deny that treatment because of “moral” objections, who wins?

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“Treating Your High Blood Pressure Is Against My Conscience!”

What if doctors and pharmacists got to decide which conditions they wanted to treat, just like they get to decide with reproductive health?

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Join the National Women’s Law center for a blog carnival on Birth Control on July 21!

On July 21, 2011, we’ll be hosting the “Birth Control: We’ve Got You Covered” blog carnival, featuring bloggers from across the net.  Women need access to birth control to prevent unintended pregnancies, plan the timing and size of their families and protect their health. Women know the preventive health benefits of birth control, but we also know the cost to stay on it throughout our childbearing years. Birth control can be expensive, and the high cost of birth control can affect whether women use it consistently.

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Special Invitation to Reproductive Law and Policy 101: A Training for Law Students

If you are a current law student working in Washington, DC this summer, don’t miss out on this excellent professional development and networking opportunity – register for the training today!

Presentation topics will include:

  • Reproductive Health on the Hill: What’s Happening and What You Can Do
  • Abortion Case Law: Past, Present, and Future
  • Reproductive Health Care and the New Health Care Law
  • What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: Religious Restrictions on Access to Reproductive Health Care
  • Career Panel: Jobs in Reproductive Law and Policy
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Emerging Leaders Apply Now for PLAN 2011

Are you looking to further your career as an advocate?

The National Women’s Law Center is committed to helping emerging leaders make positive change for low-income women and their families. We are now accepting applications for our 2011 Progressive Leadership Advocacy Network (PLAN) program, a leadership training institute October 12-15, 2011 for select advocacy leaders.

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Sign Up for the National Women’s Law Center’s & MomsRising Women’s Health Blog-a-thon!

Sign-up today to be part of the Women’s Health Blog-a-thon!

Take part in this important anniversary by blogging about why the law is important for women and their families, how it’s helping you, or why keeping the law strong is important for everyone. It’s simple to get involved: register your blog to participate in the blog-a-thon and send us a link to your blog post the week of the Affordable Care Act anniversary. On March 23rd and 24th, NWLC and MomsRising will be updating our websites with blog posts from across the blogosphere.

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