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 »
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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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — One hundred years ago, on June 4th, 1919, Congress passed the Nineteenth Amendment and sent it off to the states for ratification. The amendment is brief, simply stating: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any 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.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In yet another alarming proposed rule from the Trump-Pence administration, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks to gut portions of the Health Care Rights Law, otherwise known as Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. This was the the first law to prohibit discrimination based on sex stereotypes, gender… Read more »
“Lawmakers need to listen to all of those grass-roots activists out in the streets yesterday, because they will most certainly be voting come November,” Toni Van Pelt, president of the National Organization for Women, told Newsweek. “The fact is, the majority of voters support access to safe, legal and affordable abortion care.”
Washington, D.C. — Today the U.S. House of Representatives took a stand for LGBTQIA rights by voting to provide consistent and explicit non-discrimination protections across many areas, including employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces and services, federally-funded programs and jury service. The National Organization for Women applauds the passage of The Equality Act (HR 5),… Read more »
Lawmakers should not be punishing women for exercising their basic reproductive freedoms, and those who do must be voted out of office,” National Organization for Women President Toni Van Pelt