Washington, D.C. — The dangerous bill moving through Alabama’s legislature to ban abortion is a direct violation of Roe vs. Wade. This unconstitutional measure would send women in the state back to the dark days of policymakers having control over their bodies, health, and lives. NOW firmly believes that women have the constitutional right to… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Constitutional Equality
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Donald Trump announced an expanded “conscience rule,” otherwise known as a religious refusal, that will further erode the government’s role in protecting women’s health, replacing the delivery of health care with partisan, extremist politics. The rule allows virtually any individual or entity involved in a patient’s care – from a hospital’s board… Read more »
“I think that the use of abortion rights to oppose the ERA is another red herring,” National Organization for Women President Toni Van Pelt said Tuesday. “They’re just trying to keep women from power—and their arguments are old and tired.”
“As evidenced by this historic hearing, momentum is growing to finally ratify the Equal Rights Amendment,” said National Organization for Women President Toni Van Pelt. “For more than 50 years NOW has mounted countless actions to protect the equal rights of women and girls in the Constitution and we are excited to begin this final march towards… Read more »
“We are equal, but we need to be put in the Constitution,” said Toni Van Pelt, president of the National Organization for Women. “We need to be recognized. And we need men to stand with us.”
“No more excuses. No more excuses,” Rep. Jackie Spear, D-Calif.
One of the cases on this list more likely to reach the Supreme Court is Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky Inc.
WASHINGTON – On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade, recognizing the Constitutional protection of a woman’s right to abortion care. Forty-six years later, Roe is still the law of the land—but just barely. Since Roe, state and federal lawmakers have attempted to pass hundreds of restrictions… Read more »
Join the National Organization for Women in Washington, DC, as we march in the Women’s March to achieve equality. 2018 challenged our movement in myriad ways, but we rise, in 2019, as strong and unified as ever. Our dedication to the Women’s March and the principles of unity that it represents is unwavering. On January… Read more »
A short history about the leading role taken by the the National Organization for Women (NOW) over many years to add an Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution