Posts Categorized: Abortion Rights/Reproductive Issues

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 »