The National Organization for Women (NOW) is unequivocal in its assertion that women have the right to safe, legal, affordable and accessible abortion care, and we condemn, in the strongest terms Missouri’s attempt to deny its residents that right.
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Phrases like ‘heartbeat bill’ and ‘born-alive legislation’ are being used to pressure lawmakers to pass extreme restrictions, writes Toni Van Pelt of the National Organization for Women
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Rhode Island legislature’s passage of a bill to codify Roe v. Wade, and Gov. Gina Raimondo’s swift signing of the measure, puts Rhode Island in the vanguard of states that are confronting the real threat to reproductive rights and the health and safety of women and girls. We commend lawmakers for… Read more »
We need state laws that protect women, safeguard children and deny safe harbor to rapists who seek continued control over the women they’ve attacked.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On April 11, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was arrested and forced from power by a military coup after thirty years of dictatorship rule. Women were at the forefront, organizing peaceful protests against Bashir, that began on the eve of International Women’s Day on March 8. Their resistance was met with extreme violence… Read more »
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 »
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The draconian abortion ban signed into law by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson would criminalize abortions performed during or after the eighth week of pregnancy, with no exceptions for rape or incest. As we’ve seen in other states where anti-abortion junk science has prevailed over constitutional protections and reproductive rights, Missouri’s ban will… Read more »
“When we have more women in office, more women making these decisions, we won’t see these kinds of horrific laws.”