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Court Sides With Hobby Lobby, Joins War on Women

Displaying a shocking disregard for women’s health and lives, the Supreme Court ruled today in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby that corporations may, in the name of religious “beliefs,” strip contraception from their employer-based health plans.


Roberts’ Court Enables Violence At Abortion Clinics; NOW calls on Chief Justice to Take Down His Own Buffer Zone

NOW condemns the Supreme Court’s cavalier disregard for the physical safety – the lives, even — of women seeking abortion care and the health care providers who serve them.


NOW President Calls on The Washington Post to Drop George Will Over Rape Column

The National Organization for Women (NOW) is urging The Washington Post to drop George Will’s column after he made light of the issue of campus sexual assault and suggested that some colleges are making “victimhood a coveted status.”

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How Secular Liberals Should Talk to Religious Conservatives

Michael Dorf writes for Verdict: I was honored to share the platform with National Organization for Women President Terry O’Neill and New York Planned Parenthood board member Leslie Danks Burke. Although we each described different aspects of the case and its potential implications, we all approached it from the same broader perspective: as secular liberals… Read more »

Washington Post Defends George Will’s Atrocious Rape Column

The National Organization for Women called for Will to “take a break” from his column, maybe go sit in a corner, think about what he’s done.

NOW: Post should drop George Will column

The National Organization for Women is calling on The Washington Post to drop George Will’s column after his controversial claim that sexual assault on college campuses “make victimhood a coveted status” that “confers privileges.”

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New curbs near on protests at Mass. abortion clinics

Joshua Miller writes for The Boston Globe: “A bill aimed at curbing harassment and obstruction outside abortion clinics is on the verge of becoming law, as the Legislature moved with uncharacteristic swiftness following the US Supreme Court’s ruling striking down the state’s “buffer zone” law, which barred protesters from within 35 feet of clinics.”

Women who don’t use birth control explain why not, slut-shame those who do

Jenny Kutner writes for Salon: “The Catholic Sistas’ thinking is yet another example of twisted understandings of religion being used to control sex and sexuality, particularly for women. Just like the court briefs submitted in support of Hobby Lobby, their messages reveal an entrenched fear of separating intercourse and reproduction from one another, which teaches… Read more »

Woman Confronts Catcallers and Secretly Films Their Reactions

Callie Beusman writes for Jezebel: “I’ve always been curious about the psychology behind street harassment: whenever strange men trundle forth out of the shadows to mutter sexy adjectives at me or whenever they effusively waggle their eyebrows and make kissy noises out of moving vehicles, I wonder, “What is the end game here?” Do they… Read more »