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.
Write your member of Congress to co-sponsor the Women’s Health Protection Act (H.R.448 / S.217), which would prohibit states from singling out abortion clinics for abusive, medically unnecessary regulation.
Just hours after they were sworn in, the right-wing controlled Congress introduced a 20-week abortion ban. And now that women’s rights supporters are in the minority in Congress we need to fight harder than ever against attacks on our reproductive rights.
The Emergency Contraception Access and Education Act requires hospitals that receive federal funds to provide medically accurate information about emergency contraception and ensures that every victim has access to emergency contraception without having to worry about the cost. Ask you senator to become a cosponsor, today!
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I have always been passionate about social justice issues. As such, I’ve probably attended more rallies and protests than the average 20-year-old. Never, however, had I attended one like the protest on Thursday, January 22, 2015—the 42nd anniversary… Read more »
On Jan, 22, 1973, women celebrated the momentous decision in which they were given control of their reproductive health. Thursday, on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, women were struck with disappointment when the House passed H.R. 7, the No Taxpay… Read more »
Madeleine Albright once said there is a special place in hell reserved for women who don’t help other women. But what’s going on in the U.S. House right now is even worse. There are women who are not only failing to help — they are actually using thei… Read more »
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 Thursda… Read more »
Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion throughout the country, marks its 42nd birthday on Thursday. But for women across the United States, it’s a somewhat complicated anniversary.Read more
Besides demonstrating a woeful lack of understanding about sexual assault and women’s reproductive health needs, the 20-week ban was justified by a tissue of lies. NOW calls on House leaders to stop perpetuating myths and inventing false reasons to justify attacks on women’s reproductive healthcare.Read more
House Republican leaders abruptly dropped plans late Wednesday to vote on an anti-abortion bill amid a revolt by female GOP lawmakers concerned that the legislation’s restrictive language would once again spoil the party’s chances of broadening its appeal to women and younger voters.Read more
Republicans are more united than they have been in years on a national strategy to roll back abortion rights, using state legislatures and the new GOP Congress to push for banning the procedure after 20 weeks of pregnancy — a platform that also has the backing of the party’s presidential candidates.Read more
Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), certain preventive health services and screenings are covered without cost-sharing, including birth control. Women looking to obtain contraceptive methods can now access the full range of 20 FDA-approved prescription contraceptives and counseling without co-payments. These methods include the birth control patch, pills, ring, shot, cervical cap, contraceptive implant, diaphragm, intrauterine devices (IUDs), emergency contraception (EC), and permanent or surgical contraception methods.
Learn everything you need to know about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and contraceptive coverage.
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.