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.
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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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.
There’s nothing to be gained by politicizing women’s health, but there’s a lot to lose. Consider this: Two years ago, the Susan G. Komen Foundation walked into a hornet’s nest when it did something that was fundamentally opposed to its mission. It jumped into a controversy that was all about politics and nothing about breast cancer patients and survivors.
If the polls and pundits are right, voters who would likely support progressive, feminist candidates for U.S. Senate this year are more likely to stay home than right-wing conservatives. We need to prove them wrong.
The right wing of the Senate has stepped up its game when it comes to abortion restrictions. It is important for all voters, not just feminist voters, to question everything that a senator says to win an election. Scary, unsupported claims about abortion are the easiest way for the right wing to push centrist voters into their wing. In the weeks before the coming election, we must all think critically and carefully about who exactly has the ability to represent women and their allies in the Senate.
It is refreshing to see a bill proposed in Congress that supports women’s reproductive justice, especially after the disastrous U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case and the many anti-abortion (i.e. 20 week abortion ban) and anti-contraception (i.e. Blunt Amendment) bills that have come before Congress.
In 2010, Scott Roeder was sentenced to 50 years in prison for the 2009 murder of Kansas abortion provider George Tiller. But that doesn’t mean he’s given up his hobby of threatening abortion providers. Roeder is now in a court battle with the Kansas Department of Corrections, arguing that they violated his freedom of speech rights when they disciplined him for making threats against Julie Burkhart, the woman who reopened an abortion clinic in the Wichita location where Tiller’s clinic used to be.Read more
The Maine Democratic Party recently sent campaign mailers that reignited a controversy caused by state Rep. Lawrence Lockman’s (R) statements comparing abortion and rape.Read more
It is time to return to what feminism has to tell us. It is time to make the case for what women have to say about the perils of our modern world. But the case cannot be made along the lines that have become most familiar. We cannot make it only by asserting women’s right to equality or by arguing that women are qualified to enter the courts of judgment and the corridors of power.Read more
Clinics in Texas that were recently forced to stop providing abortions because of sweeping new regulations have filed an emergency appeal to the Supreme Court, arguing that the rules put an “undue burden” on women’s rights.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.