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.
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Every woman’s health insurance policy must cover the full spectrum of reproductive health care, including abortion, please make your voice heard and sign our petition
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.
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 »
Author Natasha Chart writes for RH Reality Check: “Modern medicine has given us many wonders. But I think that makes it easy to forget, or to conveniently obscure, that every pregnancy is a risk. We can forget that every pregnancy is so risky that, if it weren’t a pregnancy but a procedure, we would have to sign a thick pile of consent forms and liability waivers to undertake it. If it weren’t a pregnancy, we’d have to opt in for it, rather than have moralizing strangers talk about why we should be forced to stick with it, hell or high water.”Read more
Author Tara Culp-Ressler writes for ThinkProgress: “‘We wanted to give our child every possible opportunity. If she was going to survive, we wanted to give her that opportunity,’ O’Donnell said. ‘So we waited.’”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
King v. Burwell — the case being argued this week before the Supreme Court — marks the 175th attempt by conservatives to repeal provisions or completely overturn the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA – P.L.111- 148)
We learned this week that concussions among girls and young women are something to take very seriously. Much of the talk in recent years has been focused on concussions among professional football players: there can be serious lifelong ailments and early death among players who sustain concussions. But now we hear that girls and young women as student athletes are at more significant risk of injury due to athletics-related concussions than boys and young men.
The recently re-introduced Women’s Health Protection Act of 2015, H.R. 448/ S. 217– if it were to become law – would help overturn hundreds of restrictive abortion laws that have been passed in recent years.
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.