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.
One hundred entities have filed lawsuits against the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act. Stand with NOW and tell them it is not acceptable for employers to impose their personal beliefs on their employees.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.7, a bill that could potentially eliminate abortion coverage in the private and public insurance markets. This is a direct attack on women’s access to abortion care. We will stop this bill in the Senate.
Women across the country have lost a true champion. The cold-blooded murder of Dr. George Tiller in church is a stark reminder that women’s bodies are still a battleground, and health care professionals are on the frontlines. We are angered. We are saddened. And we will not be silenced.
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has introduced a nationwide 20-week abortion ban. Your Senators — pro-choice or not — needs to hear from you. Please join us in emailing your Senators!
I want to talk about the anti-Roe tactic of laws that discriminate against women’s health care providers, not only undermining our right to privacy and autonomy, but also wrongly denying us the equal protection of the law.
In the past three years, extremist legislators at both the state and federal levels have done all they can to push women back to the days when rates of unintended pregnancy, infant mortality, and maternal mortality were high and desperate women died from unsafe abortions.
Just as the people protesting outside have a right to their free speech, the people entering the facility have a right to refuse to listen to that speech and not have it pressed upon them.
There’s a lot to be said for being able to trust that your community respects your capacity and your right to plan your own family and make your own health care decisions.
“All Families Healthcare, a family medicine and reproductive health-care facility in Kalispell, Montana—one of four abortion clinics in the state—was broken into late Monday night and severely vandalized. Susan Cahill, a physician assistant who manages the office, told RH Reality Check that she believes the break-in was part of a coordinated effort to intimidate the facility into no longer providing abortion care.”Read more
Yvonne Abraham writes for The Boston Globe: “Next week, when the Supreme Court hears a challenge to the state law keeping protesters at a decent distance from abortion clinics, Liam Lowney will be there. And nobody in that courtroom will have paid a h…Read more
January 22, 2014 marks the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that recognized a woman’s constitutional right to abortion.Read more
Tara Culp-Ressler writes for Think Progress: “This past year included an overwhelming number of attacks on reproductive health and freedom, including some of the harshest abortion bans this country has seen since Roe v. Wade. However — despite the persis…Read more
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.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments in McCullen v. Coakley (Docket No. 12-1168) challenging a 2007 Massachusetts law that makes it a crime for speakers to enter or remain on a public way or sidewalk within 35 feet of an entrance, exit, or driveway of a reproductive health care facility.