Mobilize for Reproductive Justice

Politicians are constantly interfering with women’s health decisions by placing strict barriers on access to abortion and birth control: a trend that will undoubtedly continue under the current administration. These restrictions disproportionately affect low income women, rural women, women of color, and the LGBTQIA+ community. NOW affirms that reproductive justice is an issue of life and death for women, not a mere matter of choice. Right now, of particular concern are: 1) the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and 2) the effects of a repeal of the ACA on reproductive rights.

NOW’s Action Agenda:

  • Lobby legislators to ensure they oppose any measure to repeal the ACA unless its replacement retains existing protections against pre-existing conditions, lifetime coverage caps, and gender-based discrimination, and adds improvements such as including a public option in states without sufficient market competition from private insurers.
  • Lobby legislators to support improvements to affordable health care overall, for example with the EACH Woman Act.
  • Lobby Senators to filibuster the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch and, should a filibuster fail, vote “no”.

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