Posts Categorized: Abortion Rights/Reproductive Issues

Scott Roeder, Focus on the Family and the Super Bowl

The 37th anniversary of the Roe decision took place just days after CBS violated its own policy of turning down socially controversial ads to accept Focus on the Family’s anti-abortion rights spot (suspiciously, CBS would later announce a change in policy after accepting the ad). Jan. 22 was also the opening day of Scott Roeder’s trial for the murder of Dr. George Tiller, an abortion provider in Wichita, Kansas. NOW, Feminist Majority, National Abortion Federation, and others tracking anti-abortion violence recognize Dr. Tiller’s murder as domestic terrorism.

Victory! Crisis Pregnancy Centers Regulation Passes in Montgomery County, Md.

In November of last year NOW posted a blog piece about legislation in Montgomery County (Md.) that would address Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPC) and their practice of spreading misleading information about contraceptives and abortion services. NOW is happy to report that the regulation, introduced by Council member (and longtime NOW member) Duchy Trachtenberg, has been approved by the Montgomery County Council with a 7-2 vote.

Stupak Update

Make no mistake — if adopted in the Senate and included in the final bill, the Stupak-Pitts Amendment will be the worst setback to women’s constitutional right to abortion since that right was recognized in 1973.Amendment will be the worst setback to women’s constitutional right to abortion since that right was recognized in 1973