Posts By: Emily Imhoff

Don’t Throw Social Security Under the Bus!

This is a big week for Republicans in Congress. They’ve been telling us for months what they’re against — anything that helps women and working families, and anything proposed by Barack Obama — now, it’s their turn to say what they’re for as they unveil their new budget plan. Most of the media coverage is… Read more »

Women’s Health Protection Act Would Overturn Harmful Abortion Restrictions

Right now, the possibility of success is just a gleam in the eyes of women’s reproductive health advocates, but the recently re-introduced Women’s Health Protection Act of 2015, H.R. 448/ S. 217– if it were to become law – would help overturn hundreds of restrictive abortion laws that have been passed in recent years. If… Read more »

H.R. 7 – A Broad Attack on Insurance Coverage and Abortion Funding

On Jan, 22, 1973, women celebrated the momentous decision in which they were given control of their reproductive health. Thursday, on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, women were struck with disappointment when the House passed H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer-Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act, a definite and wide-ranging attack… Read more »

SOTU Speech Highlights Important Feminist Initiatives

President Obama’s State of the Union (SOTU) speech featured a number of important progressive and feminist policy initiatives – ones that will undoubtedly be promoted in the 2016 president election race. The president referenced more than a handful of key policy initiatives that feminists have been generally advocating for over the decades. Not everything in… Read more »

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  Welcome to 2015 — and good riddance 2014!  Let’s be real, 2014 was not exactly our year.  Between the Supreme Court deciding that employers’ personal religious beliefs are more important than our basic health care, the Republican takeover of Congress, and the tacit acceptance of domestic violence disguised as mild policy changes… Read more »

TRAP Laws, Religious Exemptions, and the 20-Week Abortion Ban – Oh My!

Fighting to protect women’s access to safe and affordable reproductive healthcare has been part of NOW’s bread and butter since 1966.  Despite our best efforts, the right wing extremists have brought numerous reproductive justice setbacks in 2014.  While NOW activists and allies across the country will certainly continue to fight for reproductive justice in 2015,… Read more »

Happy Holidays from the National Organization for Women!

We would like to wish all of our members and supporters a wonderful holiday season and happy new year, on behalf of all staff at NOW! We want to end this year by looking forward to our goals and plans for 2015. We plan on strengthening our grassroots so women have equal access to reproductive… Read more »