Posts Categorized: Fighting The Right

NOW Salutes Senate Vote on Violence Against Women Act, Calls on House to Follow Lead and Pass Inclusive VAWA

NOW lauds today’s Senate vote to pass an inclusive and long-overdue reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Despite efforts by a handful of misguided Republicans to undermine the bill’s important provisions, the Senate reauthorized the act with a bipartisan vote of 78-22, sending it to the House for immediate action.

Forty Years After Ruling, Support for Roe v. Wade Grows in Face of Ongoing Attacks

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision that affirmed a woman’s right to abortion. On this day we remember the countless women who died from unsafe abortions prior to Roe. Those brave women were the senseless victims of a society that has historically treated women like second-class citizens, tossed their rights around like a political football and patrolled their bodies as if they belonged to the state.

NOW/PAC Organizes to Educate Voters, Re-Elect Obama-Biden

Tomorrow’s election is pivotal. We’re down to the wire, and so much is hanging in the balance for women: economic security, the fate of Roe v. Wade, protection of Medicare and Social Security, and much more. We must stand up to the radical fringe — the last thing the War on Women needs is a commander-in-chief in the White House.

The Real Mitt Romney

With four weeks left until the election, Romney unquestionably needs to win over undecided voters by camouflaging his anti-choice stance. But he’s on record championing some of the most extreme — and more importantly, extremely unpopular — tactics aimed at blocking women’s access to basic reproductive health care, including abortion and birth control.

NOW Calls on Romney and Ryan to Renounce Republican Party Platform Policy on Abortion Care

Today, the Republican Party demonstrated again why Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are wrong for women in the U.S. The party’s committee platform approved an abortion plank that champions a human life amendment to the U.S. Constitution without mentioning any exception for rape, incest, or preservation of the health or life of the woman.