The Birth Control Pill Is Safe, Effective and Should Be Available Over-the-Counter

Today, people have many contraceptive options available to them. These important advances should be recognized and celebrated. However, we must also acknowledge that we still have a lot of work to do to ensure that everyone, regardless of where they live, their insurance status or income level have the full range of contraception methods available to them without unnecessary barriers.

Sen. Patty Murray: That Jobs Report Didn’t Surprise Working Parents. It’s Past Time to Make Child Care Affordable for Every Family

Whether it’s because they live in a child care desert, work non-traditional hours, or the cost is simply too high—the lack of access to quality, affordable child care is making it impossible for parents, and in particular women, to get back to work.

We have an historic opportunity to re-build an economy that actually works for women and working families and supports children’s growth and development by finally making child care a priority, not an afterthought.

“Alarm Bells Ringing Loudly”: Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Mississippi Abortion Ban Case

On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal in a case involving a Mississippi law banning most abortions after 15 weeks. The court will consider the question as to whether all previability prohibitions on abortion are unconstitutional.

“Make no mistake: The purpose of any abortion ban—including this 15-week ban in Mississippi—is to snowball into an outright ban on all abortion at any point in pregnancy and for any reason.”

AAPIs Are 6% of Population—But 0.9% of Elected Leaders: Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation

Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.

This week: Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono talks on race and politics; AAPIs are underrepresented in elected office; ups and downs for Republican women in leadership; ranked-choice voting goes mainstream; how to elect more women to office faster; safeguarding women candidates online; giant strides toward gender balance in Wales; and more.