NOW affirms that reproductive rights are issues of life and death for women, not mere matters of choice. NOW fully supports access to safe and legal abortion, to effective birth control and emergency contraception, to reproductive health services and education for all women. We oppose attempts to restrict these rights through legislation, regulation or Constitutional amendment.
Now that the conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court have joined the War on Women, it is more important than ever that women’s rights supporter take a stand. Take action and ask President Barack Obama to issue an executive order protecting access to reproductive healthcare for employees of federal contractors!
If abortion clinics don’t deserve to be protected, neither does the Supreme Court. I call on you to remove your ban on protests and demonstrations on the Supreme Court plaza.
Senator Graham’s anti-abortion agenda will make it impossible for women to have access to safe and legal abortion care. Banning abortion doesn’t stop women from seeking the procedure – but it does make it less safe.
Voting restrictions aimed at communities of color disproportionately impact women in those communities. A democracy can’t function this way. Your governor needs to hear from you today!
Two and a half weeks ago, I was thrilled to open the annual conference of the National Organization for Women in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Albuquerque felt like the perfect place to meet up with activists and map out action plans to move the feminist agenda forward. Just a year ago, the women of Albuquerque formed an emergency coalition, Respect ABQ Women, to fight against a dangerous municipal anti-abortion ballot measure.
The Supreme Court’s job is to do extensive research and fully consider all options before making a decision. Somehow, though, I don’t see Scalia and Thomas taking a morning off to volunteer as escorts at an abortion clinic — so I did it for them. Last Saturday I worked for a few hours with a friend who escorts regularly at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Silver Spring.
After seeking medical treatment for the pelvic inflammatory disease that came as a result of the rape, Carcano discovered she was pregnant. She was told that if she chose to have an abortion she would have to pay for it on her own.
Welcome, ladies, to the 2014 NOW Showdown! It’s going to be a tough rumble between two very influential fighters, and the crowd is loving it.
Jess Bidgood writes for the New York Times: “Massachusetts lawmakers expressed support for a bill filed on Monday that they say would address safety concerns that arose when the United States Supreme Court last month struck down 35-foot buffer zones fo… Read more »Read more
Jill Filipovic interviews Letcia Van de Putte for Cosmopolitan: “‘I would love for there to be zero abortions,’ says lieutenant governor candidate Leticia Van de Putte. ‘But the way to do that is not to cut access, but to make abortion unnecessary in t… Read more »Read more
Sofia Resnick writes for RH Reality Check: “The state legislative director of one of the nation’s leading anti-choice organizations recently contradicted a key refrain of the anti-choice movement when she admitted that abortion is safer than many commo… Read more »Read more
Erica Hellerstein writes for The Atlantic: “I’m here to look for a small, white, hexagonal pill called misoprostol. Also known as miso or Cytotec, the drug induces an abortion that appears like a miscarriage during the early stages of a woman’s pregnan… Read more »Read more
The 100-plus lawsuits challenging the Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage mandate are less about legitimate religious beliefs than about the fervent desire of extremists to roll back women’s equality, including access to the full range of reproductive health care.
The following is a list of plaintiffs in the 100 cases that have been filed in opposition to the birth control mandate in the Affordable Care Act.
See video from the 2014 vigil commemorating the anniversary of Roe v Wade.
An all-out assault on women’s reproductive health and rights continues in many state legislatures — a stark reminder that elections have consequences. The Tea Party has wormed its way into prominence on the state level, resulting in an avalanche of abortion restrictions on the state level. Now, 55 percent of women of reproductive age in the US live in states hostile to abortion rights, a dramatic 22 percent increase from 2000.