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July 15, 2024
Statement “On Friday, when President Biden signed the Maternal and Child Health Stillbirth Prevention Act into law, the country took a meaningful, badly needed step to improve maternal and infant health.
July 8, 2024
Statement “Each year on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, we measure the extent of the disgraceful wage discrimination that is holding back Black women and families, as well as businesses and our economy. This year, again, the numbers are deeply disturbing: Black women working full time, year-round are paid just 69 cents for every dollar paid to non-Hispanic white men who work full time, year-round. The wage gap widens to 66 cents when part-time and part-year workers are included in both categories.
July 3, 2024
Statement “The search for quality, affordable child care is the defining challenge in the lives of many young families. When it isn’t available, as is too often the case, moms and caregivers are forced out of the workforce. Families struggle to make ends meet. Children miss out on early learning opportunities that set them up to succeed in school. Businesses can’t fill the jobs they’ve created. And our economy suffers terribly.
June 28, 2024
Statement “Today the U.S. Supreme Court again upended long-standing precedent and jeopardized the country’s health, this time by granting courts – instead of experts at federal agencies – the authority to shape regulations designed to protect our health and safety. This judicial power grab will mean judges and justices without scientific and medical expertise, and some with ultra-conservative views and deep ties to special interests, now make decisions that affect our health and safety.
June 27, 2024
Statement “America’s moms wanted one thing from the U.S. Supreme Court in this case: A clear, unequivocal ruling that no pregnant person can be denied emergency health care because our health and our lives matter. Instead of providing that basic assurance, SCOTUS let us down yet again. Today’s action is a deep disappointment. Although women in Idaho have a reprieve, today’s action will put pregnant people in peril by creating potentially life-threatening confusion while we await additional litigation and whatever action extremists in Congress and future administrations may take.
June 24, 2024
Statement “On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8 – 1 in United States v. Rahimi that it is constitutional under the Second Amendment to temporarily disarm people subjected to domestic violence restraining orders.
June 24, 2024
Statement “The harm to moms, families, and our nation the U.S. Supreme Court caused with its Dobbs ruling, two years ago today, has been enormous. Moms facing miscarriage or ectopic pregnancies have gone without lifesaving care. Clinics that provided contraception and cancer screenings have closed. People needing abortion care have had to travel hundreds of miles, missing paychecks they need. Doctors have faced threats of prison simply for doing their jobs.
June 18, 2024
Statement “The immigration-related actions the Biden/Harris administration took today are the right thing to do and the smart thing to do. America’s moms have long recognized immigrants as our neighbors, friends, family members, community and business leaders, and colleagues who make our communities and our economy stronger and more successful. But too many live in fear of being deported and being separated from the children and spouses they love.
June 17, 2024
Statement “On Friday, America’s moms were horrified when the conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal ban on bump stocks, using a technical argument to allow onto our streets a device that turns a semiautomatic rifle into a weapon that can discharge 400 – 800 bullets per minute. Once again, the U.S. Supreme Court showed they prioritize guns over our constitutional rights to life, liberty from violence, and the pursuit of happiness absent from fear.
June 13, 2024
Statement “It is shameful, and it is harmful that U.S. Senate Republicans today refused to take the simple, necessary step of passing a wildly popular bill to protect access to in-vitro fertilization (IVF) in the United States. Together with Republicans’ refusal to enshrine our right to contraception into federal law and to codify Roe v. Wade, this amounts to a total refusal to protect our access to reproductive health care. It is truly indefensible.