About the National Women's Law Center

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Our mission is to protect and advance the progress of women and girls at work, in school, and in virtually every aspect of their lives.

Since 1972, the Center has expanded the possibilities for women and girls in this country. The Center uses the law in all its forms:getting new laws on the books and enforced; litigating ground-breaking cases in state and federal courts all the way to the Supreme Court; and educating the public about ways to make the law and public policies work for women and their families.

An experienced staff of nearly 60 takes on the issues that cut to the core of women's and girl's lives in education, employment, family economic security, and health -- with special attention given to the needs of low-income women and their families.

Sign our petition today and tell your leaders that women will not be shut out of health care reform — we will not tolerate having our reproductive rights taken away.

We continue to watch history in the making, with the Senate beginning debate on health care reform legislation this week. And importantly, the Senate bill does not include the House’s harmful Stupak-Pitts amendment, which takes away essential abortion coverage that most insurance plans provide today.

But make no mistake — anti-choice opponents are doing everything in their power to put the Stupak-Pitts amendment into the Senate bill. On December 2, 2009, we will be joining women from across America in a National Day of Action to ensure that women’s reproductive rights are protected in health care reform legislation, and we will deliver your signatures to our leaders in Washington, D.C.

We need your help to get as many signatures as possible: sign our petition today — and tell your leaders that women need health care reform that works for us, including reproductive health services that include abortion care.

When this historic health reform bill becomes law — women can leave behind the days of being charged more than men for health insurance, denials by insurance companies for having had a Cesarean section or suffered domestic abuse under the guise that these were “pre-existing conditions,” and other major protections.

In the meantime, we need to make sure that our rights are not being traded-off in the bill. Sign the petition today and help us fight to protect women’s reproductive health.


Judy Waxman

Vice President for Health and Reproductive Rights

National Women's Law Center

11 Dupont Circle NW Suite 800

Washington, DC 20036


202.588.5185 (fax)



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