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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.

Bishops – It’s Not About You

By Sarah Lipton-Lubet, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 5:24pm
Slavery. It’s an abomination. And it goes without saying that survivors of modern-day slavery — human trafficking — should be able to access all of the services they need to protect their health and rebuild their lives. That is, unless you’re talking to the powerful political lobbyist, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
Watch Your Back — They're Gambling with Your Life

Watch Your Back — They're Gambling with Your Life

By Sarah Lipton-Lubet, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 12:28pm

The House is slated to vote today on an unprecedented bill that would allow hospitals to let women die at their doorsteps.

Keep Your Beliefs Out of My Birth Control

By Sarah Lipton-Lubet, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 1:56pm

It's a big week for birth control. This Monday marked World Contraception Day — a day that raises awareness about contraception access around the globe. Today is the deadline for weighing in with the Department of Health and Human Services…

"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…

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.

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.…

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