National Partnership for Women & Families

Recent Headlines

New Abortion Clinic Aims To Destigmatize Procedure
An abortion clinic opening soon in the Washington, D.C., metro area aims to help destigmatize the procedure by minimizing the medical feel of the space and advertising in a frank manner, the Washington Post reports.

Ark. Senate Approves Bill To Extend Mandatory Delay, Require Biased Counseling
The Arkansas Senate has voted 26-4 to approve a bill (HB 1578) that would extend the mandatory delay period before a woman can obtain an abortion from 24 hours to 48 hours, among other provisions, the AP/San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Tenn. Lawmaker Withdraws Mandatory Ultrasound Bill
A Tennessee bill (HB 2) that would require a women seeking an abortion to receive a mandatory ultrasound and have the images displayed to her by the provider has been withdrawn for the year, the AP/Lexington Herald-Leader reports.

Texas Lawmakers Propose Budget Amendments To Defund Alternatives to Abortion Program
Texas lawmakers have filed several amendments to the state budget (HB 1) that aim to defund the state's Alternatives to Abortion program, the Texas Tribune reports.

Op-Ed: Young Decision Shows Liberals, Conservatives Together Can Advance Women's Rights
The Supreme Court's decision in Young v. UPS that "lightened the burden for women who sue their employers under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act [PL 95-555]" is "a significant reminder of what a coalition of liberals and social conservatives ... can achieve when they come together ... to advance policies that promote women's rights and support for the family," Naomi Schoenbaum writes in a Politico opinion piece.