Vicki Shabo with John Duberstein, widower of Nina Riggs, author of #TheBrightHour
Bad Medicine

Blimey! The royal baby's birth will likely “end up costing less than the average birth” on this side of the pond.

"Women will be more likely to dip into their Social Security, because women are still disproportionately family caregivers. This would just be a further way in which women's retirement security is at risk." – Sarah Fleisch Fink, director of workplace policy and senior counsel at the National Partnership

A proposal gaining attention from some Senate Republicans could risk sending Americans into retirement with less money, a new study finds.

"Birth costs are inflated by probably a lot of things that people don't need and things that can also unintentionally pose harm." – Carol Sakala, director of Childbirth Connection programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families

Out-of-pocket costs for maternal care quadrupled from between 2004 and 2010.

We’re laughing to keep from crying.

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"Bake and Switch" - feat. Mae Whitman (and a Crisis Pregnancy Center pamphlet)
Latest Episode
In The Kitchen added a new episode.

You know what goes great with chocolate ganache? Detailed information about how crisis pregnancy centers are literally lying to women everywhere.

The people have spoken (and the Trump administration should listen).

The health-care program could be made even more useful if Republicans focused on improvement instead of sabotage.

We won't go back. We will resist, persist and prevail!

State and federal lawmakers push new restrictions in pursuit of a winning court challenge.

From retail stores to restaurants to office buildings to the halls of Congress, parents need workplace policies that help them address the dual demands of work and family.

The senator made history as the first sitting member to give birth while in office.

“Let’s list racism as a modifiable risk factor for poor maternal health outcomes. When we can do that, we can work together to dismantle it."

And there’s no better time than Black Maternal Health Week. ✊🏿✊🏽✊🏾

The language of the moment suggests that it's Blackness that's the problem, not bias.

It’s National Minority Health Month, so remember this:

"The voices of women of all races, ethnicities, socioeconomic statuses and backgrounds will be needed to secure the care that keeps us healthy for our families."

Unacceptable. Medicaid matters to millions!

Irregular hours could lead working people to lose their Medicaid.

“If our country is to thrive, we must root out bias in wages, reject outdated stereotypes and stop penalizing women for having children and caring for their families.” 👏🏿👏🏼👏🏽👏🏾

Women in the United States are on average paid 80 cents for every dollar paid to white men, and the gender-based wage gap is the widest in predominantly rural and conservative states.

This #EqualPayDay, we partnered with MTV (yes, that MTV) to help teens learn about the wage gap. Check it out:

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Today is #equalpayday! Are you a teen wondering how you can tackle the wage gap? MTV and National Partnership for Women & Families have your back:

This #EqualPayDay — and every day — closing the wage gap matters to women. It matters to families. It matters because it’s the right thing to do.

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Lean In

On average, American women are paid 20 percent less than men, and Black women and Latinas are paid even less. What would you do with 20 percent more?

#20PercentCounts—on Equal Pay Day and every day. Learn more and show your support at

We can’t get to equality without equal pay. #EqualPayDay

‘To close the pay gap, we need to close the awareness gap’

📰 Extra! Extra! Starbucks reached pay equity across gender and race in its U.S. workforce, which promotes economic security for women and their families. Thanks for the shoutout, Starbucks! 💚☕️ #EqualPayDay

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Today is #EqualPayDay, and we're urging the EEOC to move forward with its mission to prevent, stop and remedy unlawful pay discrimination through a revised pay data collection proposal.

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National Women's Law Center was live.

On this #EqualPayDay, we’re LIVE at the EEOC to deliver over 20,000 petitions calling for a path forward on the EE0-1 Equal Pay Data Collection. Join us as we make our voices heard.