National Women's Law Center

Stephanie Drahan is the Outreach Associate for Health and Reproductive Rights at the National Women’s Law Center. Prior to joining NWLC, Stephanie worked as the Communications Associate for the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals managing their media and policy work, and committing a significant amount of time to the reproductive health and the environment program area. Stephanie also worked as a Legislative Aide to Massachusetts State Representative Katherine Clark, and has interned and volunteered with a wide range of reproductive rights organizations. Stephanie holds a BA in Women’s Studies with a minor in Government from Skidmore College and a Graduate Certificate in Women and Politics and Public Policy from the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Join the National Women’s Law center for a blog carnival on Birth Control on July 21!

On July 21, 2011, we’ll be hosting the “Birth Control: We’ve Got You Covered” blog carnival, featuring bloggers from across the net.  Women need access to birth control to prevent unintended pregnancies, plan the timing and size of their families and protect their health. Women know the preventive health benefits of birth control, but we also know the cost to stay on it throughout our childbearing years. Birth control can be expensive, and the high cost of birth control can affect whether women use it consistently.

Special Invitation to Reproductive Law and Policy 101: A Training for Law Students

If you are a current law student working in Washington, DC this summer, don’t miss out on this excellent professional development and networking opportunity – register for the training today!

Presentation topics will include:

  • Reproductive Health on the Hill: What's Happening and What You Can Do
  • Abortion Case Law: Past, Present, and Future
  • Reproductive Health Care and the New Health Care Law
  • What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: Religious Restrictions on Access to Reproductive Health Care
  • Career Panel: Jobs in Reproductive Law and Policy

Sign Up for the National Women’s Law Center’s & MomsRising Women’s Health Blog-a-thon!

Sign-up today to be part of the Women’s Health Blog-a-thon!

Take part in this important anniversary by blogging about why the law is important for women and their families, how it’s helping you, or why keeping the law strong is important for everyone. It’s simple to get involved: register your blog to participate in the blog-a-thon and send us a link to your blog post the week of the Affordable Care Act anniversary. On March 23rd and 24th, NWLC and MomsRising will be updating our websites with blog posts from across the blogosphere.

Imagine Giving Birth While Shackled to a Bedpost

More women—two-thirds of whom are mothers—are behind bars today than at any other point in U.S. history.  But federal and state laws and regulations fail to ensure humane treatment of pregnant women and mothers.

How Has the Pill Changed Your Life?

This month the National Women’s Law Center is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the birth control pill. To help recognize this golden anniversary, NWLC is compiling a list of 50 ways the pill has revolutionized women’s lives.

Help us commemorate the impact the birth control pill has made in women’s lives by letting us know how it changed your life.

Calling All Law Students

The legal field, even within public interest law, and even within a subset of public interest law like reproductive rights, can be overwhelming.  For non-lawyers, it can be hard to figure out where the law fits into your overall vision and strategy.  But for lawyers, especially us young lawyers, it’s no less confusing; it’s hard to figure out where you as an individual fit into the social movements around you.  To help current law students in this process, the National Women’s Law Center and Law Students for Reproductive Justice are teaming up for our annual training for law students on June 11th.