How will Obama’s re-election effect women?

• With Democrats on track to hold the Senate, the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare — is likely to be fully implemented, making domestic violence counseling and breast feeding support available to more women, and covering well-visits and prescription contraceptives with no out-of-pocket costs for patients.

• If a Supreme Court justice retires in the next four years, it’s likely that his or her replacement will support Roe v. Wade.

• Paid parental leave is still a political non-starter, but ensuring that women receive equal pay for equal work will continue to be a priority.

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