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.
Senators: Confirm Loretta Lynch as Attorney General & Pass a Clean Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his conservative cronies are stalling Loretta Lynch’s Attorney General nomination in order to cram last-minute anti-abortion language into the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. That’s worse than petty — it’s petty with nasty racial and gender overtones. E-mail your Senators today and tell them enough is enough!
Fifty years ago, our foremothers pushed back against the same type of ignorance and arrogance we see today from anti-women politicians. They demanded women’s right to determine their own futures, to decide for themselves whether and when to have childr… Read more »
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835. That is the number of anti-choice measures enacted in states between 1995 and 2014 according to NARAL Pro-Choice America’s 2014 report, “Who Decides?.” Last year alone, state legislators enacted 27 anti-choice measures across the nation. The tren… Read more »
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 »
By forcing clinics to close and denying urgent abortion care to women, the court ruling and Senator Graham’s grandstanding amount to an unprecedented promotion of an anti-woman, anti-life agenda. Shame on Senator Graham for adding an abortion-ban primary to the election calendar.Read more
The House voted today to block a law that was passed by the elected representatives of the District of Columbia—the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act—that is designed to ensure that D.C. residents are not subject to religious discrimination because of their reproductive health care decisions.Read more
1. Marriage Equality: Obergefell v. Hodges, Tanco v. Haslam, DeBoer v. Snyder, Bourke v. Beshear 2. Pregnancy Discrimination: Young v. United Parcel Service 3. Women’s Access to Health Insurance Coverage: King v. Burwell 4. Domestic Violence and Housing: Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. 5. Marriage Equality Cases That Have Been Decided: Kitchen v. Herbert, and Bishop v. SmithRead more
Several years ago, then-Gov. Rick Perry conducted a fabled interview with The Texas Tribune in which Perry defended the state’s stress on abstinence-only sex education while his interviewer pointed out that Texas had one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the country. “I’m just going to tell you from my own personal life. Abstinence works,” Perry retorted. Does Texas traditionally decide state policy based on politicians’ sexual history? If so, that’s terrifying.Read more
Affordable Care Act Subsidies Available in All States – As millions of recently insured persons anxiously awaited, the decision in the King v. Burwell case where conservatives made another desperate attempt to take down the Affordable Care Act (ACA) came as welcome and comforting news. Women, as the majority of persons enrolled in health insurance plans under the ACA, can rest easy now that the Court has said subsidies offered in the federally-facilitated health insurance marketplaces were certainly intended by Congressional lawmakers.
The Fight for Coverage Continues- Many mothers choose to breastfeed their children and return to work. However, some women are facing discrimination because they need adequate time to express milk during permitted breaks at work. Some women have seen hours reduced, coverage denied, and some have even been fired for exercising their legal right to breastfeed.
NOW advocates for safe and effective treatment for hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD). The FDA Advisory Committee backs approval of women’s sexual dysfunction drug.
In 1965, the U.S. Supreme Court in Griswold v. Connecticut ruled that the Constitution protected the right to privacy for married couples using contraceptives. This decision was a watershed event that set a precedent for later Supreme Court decisions.