Posts Categorized: Activism

Commercialized Surrogacy Exploits Women

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Altruistic, non-commercial surrogacy is often utilized to help LGBTQIA+ couples and women struggling with fertility to build their families. While this practice has the support of NOW, we caution against legalization of commercialized surrogacy, which is currently being considered in New York State Assembly. Commercial surrogacy does not depend on the willing… Read more »

Abortion Care in Missouri is Protected For Now

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday, Judge Michael F. Stelzer of the Missouri Circuit Court in St. Louis issued a preliminary injunction allowing the only remaining clinic providing abortion care in the state to continue operating through June 21st. NOW celebrates this victory for abortion rights, which, at least temporarily,  prevents Missouri from becoming the first state… Read more »

NOW Celebrates the Centennial of the Senate Passing the Nineteenth Amendment

WASHINGTON, D.C. — One hundred years ago, on June 4th, 1919, Congress passed the Nineteenth Amendment and sent it off to the states for ratification. The amendment is brief, simply stating: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State… Read more »

NOW Demands Access to Abortion Care For Women in Missouri

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The draconian abortion ban signed into law by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson would criminalize abortions performed during or after the eighth week of pregnancy, with no exceptions for rape or incest.  As we’ve seen in other states where anti-abortion junk science has prevailed over constitutional protections and reproductive rights, Missouri’s ban will… Read more »

2020 Election Could Bring First Woman President but Who Will it Be? Women’s Groups Say ‘This Train Can’t Be Stopped’

Toni Van Pelt, president of the National Organization for Women (NOW), shared a similar sentiment, telling Newsweek: “I do think that we will have a woman candidate coming out of the primary. I don’t think any longer that it’s ‘if.’ I don’t think this train can be stopped.”

This International Women’s Day NOW Celebrates Activists at Home and Abroad

Activists play the extremely important role of creating and cultivating change in society, sometimes defying strict cultural norms or putting themselves in danger. As the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States, NOW is dedicated to taking initiative in promoting feminist ideals, leading societal change, and eliminating all forms of discrimination. This… Read more »

Indict R. Kelly For Sexual Assault

WASHINGTON – The truth is finally catching up to R. Kelly, whose music career has become a criminal enterprise centered around the exploitation and abuse of young black girls. He must be brought to justice, now. After the Lifetime documentary Surviving R. Kelly detailed the singer’s decades-long pattern of sexual abuse, sexual assault and sexual… Read more »