Posts Categorized: Legislation

NOW Demands Access to Abortion Care For Women in Missouri

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 »

NOW Denounces Health Care Rule, Urges Protection for LGBTQIA+ Patients

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 »

Abortion Right Advocates Say Nationwide Protests Were Only The Beginning

“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.”

NOW Applauds House Passage of The Equality Act

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 »

The Senate’s Vote To Confirm Wendy Vitter Is A Vote Against Women

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Senate took another step today to aid and abet Donald Trump’s radical anti-abortion agenda by voting to confirm Wendy Vitter to a lifetime position on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Trump doesn’t believe in the separation of powers or care about the rule of law…. Read more »

Alabama’s “Worst-of-Its-Kind” Abortion Ban an Explicit Effort to Destroy Roe, Warn Rights Groups

“This unconstitutional measure would send women in the state back to the dark days of policymakers having control over their bodies, health, and lives,” warned Toni Van Pelt of the National Organization for Women (NOW). “We strongly oppose this bill and the other egregious pieces of legislation that extremist lawmakers are trying to pass in what they… Read more »

Alabama Lawmakers Pass Bill Banning Nearly All Abortions

The National Organization for Women denounced the ban’s passage. “This unconstitutional measure would send women in the state back to the dark days of policymakers having control over their bodies, health and lives,” the organization said in a statement. “NOW firmly believes that women have the constitutional right to safe, legal, affordable and accessible abortion… Read more »