NOW Deplores Passage by U.S. House of Nationwide 20-Week Abortion Ban

The National Organization for Women is appalled that the U.S. House of Representatives passed Rep. Trent Franks’ nationwide 20-week abortion ban. This bill represents the most restrictive abortion legislation to come to a vote in either chamber over the past decade and is a clear violation of Roe v. Wade.

NOW Applauds Plan B Decision

NOW applauds today’s ruling by a federal judge ordering the Food and Drug Administration to make Plan B available to women and girls of all ages without prescription.

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.