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!
Your vote is your voice – and every voice matters. Pledge to vote on November 4!
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.
Women in Colorado, North Dakota, and Tennessee could find their access to abortion and reproductive health services severely restricted this November.
The National Organization of Women was founded as a grassroots activist organization to affect change on a city, state, and national level. In the year 2014, nearly 50 years since its founding, NOW is still committed to highlighting the strong local chapters across the country that persist in grassroots efforts to create political change.
Right wing billionaires David and Charles Koch, better known as the Koch brothers, are infamous for pouring money into organizations which then use that financial support for ultra-conservative causes.
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.
Three-quarters of voters polled not only support abortion access but strongly link it to a woman’s financial stability and equality. Additionally, voters are more likely to vote for elected officials who support such policies. This is not a surprise to any who works in the reproductive rights and justice movement. Access to reproductive care is about the economy, stupid.Read more
Republicans won big in the 2014 elections. They captured the Senate and gained seats in the House. But they didn’t do it by running to the right. They did it, to a surprising extent, by embracing ideas and standards that came from the left.Read more
My worldview has completely shifted over the past couple years, not in a vast, lumbering way, but in degrees of nuance, in understanding of the experience of others. And I have the people I follow on Twitter to thank…They’re not activists or radicals or humorless prudes. They’re just women.Read more
The latest statement from the National Organization for Women regarding the 2014 Congressional election results.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.