AAUW staff at Planned Parenthood

HER-story of Shutdown and Women’s Health

There are many things that went into current shutdown, but it’s clear to me that women’s health is a big part of it. What we’re seeing now is just one more attempt to make women’s health a political negotiating chip, and we’re not having it. Tell Congress to do its job. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   October 04, 2013
A doctor and patient sit smiling in front of a computer.

Your Affordable Care Act Questions, Answered

In about a month, the state health insurance exchanges (also called marketplaces) created under the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) will open. Here are my answers to a few questions my friends and co-workers have asked me recently. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   September 04, 2013
An old bottle of birth control pills with Enovid label

Women’s Reproductive Rights from “8” to “B”

Would it surprise you to learn that AAUW’s position on birth control can be traced as far back as 1935? That year, Dr. Louise Tayler-Jones (1870–1941), member of the AAUW […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   August 14, 2013
A line of women holding posters in front of a truck with McCrory's face on it that reads "Keep your word."

Attacks on Women’s Health: AAUW Members Fight Back

Since 2011, Congress and state legislatures have boomed with bills to limit women’s reproductive rights. AAUW members have stood with women in North Carolina, Ohio, and Texas to fight against these restrictive and unjust bills — and members are geared up for the ongoing battles. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   July 30, 2013
Supreme Court of the United States, 2010

Our Thoughts on What’s Happening at the Supreme Court

We’ve compiled a list of major decisions from this Supreme Court term and analyzed their impact on AAUW’s public policy priorities. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   July 08, 2013
High school girl receiving a shot from a woman doctor.

HPV Vaccine: Valuing Health over Politics

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has only been on the market for seven years, but already a recent study shows a 56 percent reduction in targeted HPV strains among the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   July 03, 2013
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Meet Your MAKERS

What will you be watching tomorrow night?  We suggest turning the channel or setting your DVR to record PBS’ new documentary MAKERS: Women Who Make America, which premieres February 26 […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   February 25, 2013
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Obama Administration Modifies Health Care for Women

Last week, the Obama administration proposed new regulations for determining which religiously affiliated employers and nonprofit organizations would have to provide no-cost contraceptive coverage in their insurance plans. Under the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   February 08, 2013

Using an A-Bomb to Kill an Ant: Colorado Personhood and Roe

Roe v. Wade advocates at AAUW of Colorado and our coalition partners are yard-sign collectors. Why? Biennial efforts to confer personhood in our state’s constitution for increasingly earlier prebirth stages […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   January 18, 2013

Akin Shows That Sex Ed Should Be Based on Biology, Not History

“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” — Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO), August 19, 2012 “I would hope that […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   August 21, 2012