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NOW President Terry O’Neill’s Statement on the House Leadership Retreat on 20-Week Abortion Ban

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.


How Do You Spell Whitewash? N-F-L

This non-report report is yet another reason why NOW continues to demand for new, competent leadership at the NFL. The league needs a leader who will seriously commit to appointing an independent investigator with full authority to ask the questions that are actually meaningful.


Meet the New NFL Policy – Same as the Old Policy

The victim is an afterthought in this “new” policy — as she was in the old policy. Once again, Roger Goodell’s focus is on window dressing rather than effective, systemic change. NOW continues to call Goodell’s behavior shameful, unacceptable and impossible to defend. Roger Goodell must stop scrambling to save his own career, and resign without delay.

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Preventing domestic violence could help economy

Article about efforts in Wisconsin to support victims and survivors of domestic violence; a lack of funding for these organizations results in many survivors going without the resources and support they need. Image of members of the The National Organization for Women (NOW), the National Task Force to End Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Against… Read more »

Democratic War On Women Becomes A Friendly Fire Zone

Terry O’Neill, president of the National Organization for Women, noted that Democrats are leading the policy fight for legislation that would bar employers from refusing to accommodate pregnancies. “It’s completely in my view outrageous that the Democratic caucus wouldn’t make an accommodation for Tammy Duckworth,” O’Neill told BuzzFeed News. “That is an issue of public… Read more »

Women’s groups blast NFL’s new personal conduct policy

Women’s advocacy groups on Thursday excoriated NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s changes to the league’s personal conduct policy, saying it does not do enough to help victims and hold players who commit domestic violence accountable. “It’s an exercise in public relations,” National Organization for Women President Terry O’Neill told Reuters. “Roger Goodell’s idea of leadership is… Read more »

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The Women of #BlackLivesMatter

Like many of those in the #BlackLivesMatter movement, Elzie came into activism not through an organization or institution, but through Twitter. Many of those new activists and organizers, like Elzie, have been women. As a result, the visible leadership of Ferguson protest, in comparison to that of past civil-rights struggles, has been much less male. I talked to Elzie by phone about how women have been involved in the protests, and what that means for the movement.

Forty-Two Years After Roe v. Wade, The Sad State Of Abortion Rights In America

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.

House GOP Cancels 20-Week Abortion Ban Vote, Introduces Another Anti-Choice Bill

To avoid disappointing the hordes of anti-choice marchers descending on Washington, D.C., for the March for Life, Republicans will pinch-hit with another bill from their deep bench of anti-choice legislation—a bill to restrict federal funding for abortion coverage.