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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 »
This June 10th, NOW recognizes both Moms Equal Pay Day and the 56th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, which helped to narrow the wage gap. But the data still demonstrates that women face pay discrimination, especially if they are mothers.
Several states are enacting harsh new restrictions on a woman’s right to choose. Toni Van Pelt, president of the National Organization for Women (NOW) joins RFL to discuss us how bad it’s getting.
“When we have more women in office, more women making these decisions, we won’t see these kinds of horrific laws.”
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 »
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.”
“No more excuses. No more excuses,” Rep. Jackie Spear, D-Calif.
For the first time in nearly four decades, the House Judiciary Committee will hold an official hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). This exciting development exemplifies the growing momentum behind finally ratifying the ERA in the Constitution. The hearing will be held Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at 10:00 a.m in room 2141 of the… Read more »