Posts Categorized: Abortion Rights/Reproductive Issues

Women’s Health Protection Act Would Overturn Harmful Abortion Restrictions

Right now, the possibility of success is just a gleam in the eyes of women’s reproductive health advocates, but the recently re-introduced Women’s Health Protection Act of 2015, H.R. 448/ S. 217– if it were to become law – would help overturn hundreds of restrictive abortion laws that have been passed in recent years. If… Read more »

Roe Day 2015

I have always been passionate about social justice issues.  As such, I’ve probably attended more rallies and protests than the average 20-year-old.  Never, however, had I attended one like the protest on Thursday, January 22, 2015—the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Standing outside the Supreme Court made for a dramatic change in scenery from… Read more »

H.R. 7 – A Broad Attack on Insurance Coverage and Abortion Funding

On Jan, 22, 1973, women celebrated the momentous decision in which they were given control of their reproductive health. Thursday, on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, women were struck with disappointment when the House passed H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer-Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act, a definite and wide-ranging attack… Read more »

SOTU Speech Highlights Important Feminist Initiatives

President Obama’s State of the Union (SOTU) speech featured a number of important progressive and feminist policy initiatives – ones that will undoubtedly be promoted in the 2016 president election race. The president referenced more than a handful of key policy initiatives that feminists have been generally advocating for over the decades. Not everything in… Read more »

20-week Abortion Ban is Deceptive, Irresponsible and Dangerous

January 21, 2015 As a show of the growing strength of anti-abortion forces in Congress and indicating a total disregard of women’s reproductive health and rights, Republican House leaders have scheduled a vote on a 20-week abortion ban bill for Thursday, the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. The bill, misleadingly entitled “Pain-Capable… Read more »

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  Welcome to 2015 — and good riddance 2014!  Let’s be real, 2014 was not exactly our year.  Between the Supreme Court deciding that employers’ personal religious beliefs are more important than our basic health care, the Republican takeover of Congress, and the tacit acceptance of domestic violence disguised as mild policy changes… Read more »

TRAP Laws, Religious Exemptions, and the 20-Week Abortion Ban – Oh My!

Fighting to protect women’s access to safe and affordable reproductive healthcare has been part of NOW’s bread and butter since 1966.  Despite our best efforts, the right wing extremists have brought numerous reproductive justice setbacks in 2014.  While NOW activists and allies across the country will certainly continue to fight for reproductive justice in 2015,… Read more »