Archive for May, 2013

Can you imagine forcing a pregnant woman to choose between a healthy pregnancy and her job? Unfortunately, it happens all the time and it’s not even illegal. In workplaces all over the country, women are being penalized, demoted, forced onto unpaid leave, or fired because their employers refuse to make even the smallest accommodations for […]

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SCOTUS watchers know that the first Monday in June is “Decision Day” at the U.S. Supreme Court (also known as SCOTUS – the Supreme Court of the United States). Every year, the Court hears oral arguments for 80 to 100 cases, and this day is when the decisions of these cases begin to be announced. […]

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Earlier this month, women, physicians, advocates, and many others testified at public hearings to support Maine women’s reproductive rights in the face of three anti-choice bills. The Judiciary Committee then voted ‘Ought Not to Pass’ on those bills: LD 760, LD 1339, and LD 1193. There is still work to be done before the floor […]

It’s been almost two months since I began my position here at the Maine Women’s Lobby and the Maine Women’s Policy Center. Although it feels like I have lots to learn, I am proud to say that we have been a part of some very important work on behalf of Maine women in the past […]