Posts By: National Organization for Women

Paid Family Leave a Critical Need

As my husband began the long and tiresome road to recovery, it became clear to me how fortunate I was to have the option and the means to stay home and help my husband convalesce. I knew that millions of women throughout the United States do not have that option, forcing them to choose between earning a paycheck or quitting their jobs to stay home and care for a sick child, spouse, partner or parent.

Toledo’s Last Abortion Clinic

The war on women is alive and well in Toledo, Ohio. For years there have only been two abortion clinics in the city: the Center for Choice and Capital Care Network. But long-held state legislation requiring transfer agreements with local hospitals recently forced the number down to one. The Center for Choice closed in June.

Walmart and Sex Discrimination

Walmart employs 815,000 women — 57 percent of its U.S. workforce — and has a history of unfair treatment of these female employees: they are often underpaid, underrepresented and given few opportunities for advancement.