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Sarah
Lipton-Lubet

Sarah Lipton-Lubet (@LiptonLubet) is a policy counsel in the ACLU's Washington Legislative Office, where her work focuses on reproductive freedom and women’s rights. Sarah came to the ACLU from the Center for Reproductive Rights, and previously clerked for the Honorable Richard Paez of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the Honorable Nancy Gertner of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Sarah earned a J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was Symposium Editor of the Yale Law Journal, and a B.A. summa cum laude from Northwestern University in American Studies.

"America's Angels" One Step Closer to the Health Care They Deserve

By Sarah Lipton-Lubet, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 5:41pm
Every year, over 8,000 people serve in the Peace Corps, venturing to far-flung regions of the world to give their time and energy to aid communities in developing countries, as cultural ambassadors for America. Peace Corps volunteers sacrifice the comforts of home, and at times their health and safety, to carry out the agency's mission. And they do it for peanuts. Some call them America's angels abroad.

ACLU Opposes "Ignorant Doctors" Amendment

By Sarah Lipton-Lubet, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 4:01pm

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted an amendment offered by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) which undermines medical education and threatens women's health.

The Foxx amendment bars new medical training grants under the Public…

Heartless House Rejects No-Brainer Military Health Amendment

Heartless House Rejects No-Brainer Military Health Amendment

By Sarah Lipton-Lubet, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 6:40pm

All the Davis amendment would have done is stop singling out U.S. servicewomen and military families for inferior treatment. But the House leadership prevented debate and a floor vote on this important amendment.

Defending the Rights of the Women Who Defend Us

Defending the Rights of the Women Who Defend Us

By Sarah Lipton-Lubet, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 6:41pm

On Monday, a group of representatives stood up for U.S. servicewomen, and submitted an amendment to the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act that would end the unconscionable policy of denying rape survivors serving in the military health coverage for abortion care.

Raped in the Peace Corps? U.S. Policy Makes a Bad Situation Worse.

By Sarah Lipton-Lubet, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 10:53am

This morning, former Peace Corps volunteer Carol Clark will testify before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, along with other sexual assault survivors, in a hearing addressing "problems of safety and security" in the Peace Corps.…

House Gets Ready to Vote on Radical Anti-Abortion Bill

By Sarah Lipton-Lubet, ACLU Washington Legislative Office & Vania Leveille, Washington Legislative Office at 11:18am

The U.S. House of Representatives is getting ready to vote on the misleadingly titled No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 3) today. As early as noon, your representatives will be deciding whether or not to take away insurance coverage for…

If You Get Raped, You Better Keep a Receipt

By Sarah Lipton-Lubet, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 1:49pm

This week, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) returned from April recess with a spring in his step and a gleam in his eye. At the top of his agenda? A far-reaching attack on abortion access, misleadingly titled the "No Taxpayer Funding…

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