NOW is excited to be hosting events all over the country to celebrate the anniversary of Roe v. Wade!
Posts Categorized: Abortion Rights/Reproductive Issues
As I’ve written here before, when I talk about abortion I call it abortion care — because that’s what it is. Abortion is essential, effective medical care. During the debate over health care reform, we often heard that health care is a basic human right. That’s true — and just as true is the fact that… Read more »
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 »
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 »
2014 has been a busy year for NOW! Our grassroots activists have been hard at work, refusing to stay silent as conservatives attempt to deny women their rights. From Alaska to Louisiana, New York to Texas, Rhode Island to Missouri, activists across the country are standing up for women! Activists started off 2014 by celebrating… Read more »
2014 has been a rough year for women and feminists, to say the least. Between the Hobby Lobby decision and the results of the 2014 mid-term elections it is easy to feel discouraged. As the year wraps up, let’s look back on the good and the bad of the past year, and get ready to… Read more »
Legislation from Congress that threatens women’s reproductive freedom is nothing new to a feminist. However, the Hyde Amendment is particularly dangerous to women in need of abortion care. The Hyde Amendment was passed in Congress in 1976 in response to the 1973 landmark case Roe vs. Wade, which legalized abortion in the United States. At… Read more »
The results of this year’s midterm elections were scary for reproductive rights advocates.
One hundred is an exciting and flashy number, however there are 535 Congresspeople (100 in the Senate and 435 in the House of Representatives).
Women in Colorado, North Dakota, and Tennessee could find their access to abortion and reproductive health services severely restricted this November.