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.
Category: Fighting The Right
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.
The Republican House leadership has turned to its ultra-conservative, anti-woman playbook yet again to block passage of an inclusive, bipartisan version of the Violence Against Women Act.
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.
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.