When NOW agreed to write about its support of no-cost prescription birth control for the “We’ve Got You Covered” blog carnival hosted by the National Women’s Law Center and Planned Parenthood, a group of interns quickly volunteered to write the post.
Posts Categorized: Abortion Rights/Reproductive Issues
A series of billboards have sprung up, shaming women of color for considering all of their options when it comes to reproductive health.
Women’s reproductive health care advocates can rest easy for the moment, as Congress has passed a resolution to continue funding the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year that does not include such onerous anti-woman provisions as the re-imposition of the Global Gag Rule.
Happy Equal Pay Day! What is Equal Pay Day you might ask? Equal Pay Day is a public awareness event which symbolizes how far into 2011 women must work to be paid what men were paid in 2010. So today, April 12, 2011, after 75 extra days of waged work, the average working woman has finally been paid as much as the average working man received last year. Woo Hoo!
How “free speech” has come to be interpreted as a right to deny a safe and legal prescription and directly control the inner workings of another person’s body is an inexplicable overreach, and judicial activism of the worst kind. It is also sexism, as it is directed only toward women.
It’s time to focus once again on the grievous injury of what the Hyde Amendment represents. Abortion is a legal medical procedure protected by the constitutional right to privacy; segregating access to this form of health care is discrimination against women. Let’s pause to consider that most of our country’s history has been punctuated by men making choices for women without their consent.
It was a brutally cold day in New York on the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, but the subzero temperatures could not deter members of the NOW-New York State Young Feminist Task Force from attending two separate pro-choice events.
NOW believes that a mainstream media outlet like CNN has no business employing a radical propagandist like Erick Erickson.
As I type, the Washington State Board of Pharmacy is considering whether to repeal a 2007 rule that prevented pharmacies from refusing to dispense medication. As reported in RH Reality Check, “two of the three women on the board support keeping the rule as-is (ie, ensuring that pharmacies cannot refuse to dispense medication) and three of the four men support changing it to allow pharmacies to refer women elsewhere.”
We’re facing nothing less than a public health crisis over body image.