NOW Demands Justice for the Forced Sterilization of Detained Immigrant Women

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The recent account, by a licensed practical nurse-turned-whistleblower, regarding the treatment of detained immigrant women at Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia is beyond horrific – it is unconscionable and inhumane.  According to the complaint, a number of immigrant women reported being recommended hysterectomies, with so many taking place, the whistleblower compared Read more …

Now Urges Congress to Vote YES to Protect Pregnant Workers

Washington, D.C. — This week, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 2694), a bill that aims to eliminate discrimination and promote economic security by ensuring reasonable workplace accommodations for those whose ability to perform functions of their job are limited by pregnancy, childcare, and other related medical conditions.    For decades pregnant people have lost their much-needed jobs Read more …

While a Victory, June Medical Services is Not the Victory we Need

Without a doubt, the 5-4 June Medical Services v. Russo ruling was a significant victory in the pro-choice arena, especially considering the conservative majority in the Supreme Court. However, it is not the victory that we need, a victory that would confirm the legitimacy of both women’s rights to abortion and access to abortion. This Read more …

SCOTUS Ruling on Birth Control Endangers Reproductive Health of Millions

WASHINGTON ,D.C. – Religion is no excuse for bigotry—but the Supreme Court has carved out a new exemption for employers who want to impose their personal beliefs over the health and rights of their workers.  By allowing virtually any employer or university to opt-out of the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that contraception be covered by insurance plans without out-of-pocket Read more …