Legislation from Congress that threatens women’s reproductive freedom is nothing new to a feminist. However, the Hyde Amendment is particularly dangerous to women in need of abortion care. The Hyde Amendment was passed in Congress in 1976 in response to the 1973 landmark case Roe vs. Wade, which legalized abortion in the United States. At… Read more »
Posts Categorized: NOW
The holiday season is already upon us. This past Thursday was Thanksgiving, a holiday dedicated to celebrating everything we are grateful for in our lives. Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which occur immediately afterwards, are devoted to snagging a great bargain. But after giving thanks and buying gifts, where are the opportunities encouraging us to give… Read more »
The latest statement from the National Organization for Women regarding the 2014 Congressional election results.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued guidelines suggesting that more women, as well as greater racial, ethnic and age diversity, be included in research trials by companies submitting drug and device applications for review and approval. Unfortunately, the agency stopped short of requiring that companies have greater diversity in their study populations and to study the drug’s effects in those sub-populations.
Whether you like it or not, social media is here to stay. If you don’t really get it, I feel for you — I’m not a social media expert by any means. However, it seems that these days most people have at least a basic knowledge of how social media works, but not everyone understands its potential.
Cristan Williams interviews Poppy Northcutt, President of Houston area NOW and Texas NOW, on her chapters’ longtime inclusion of trans activists. Says Poppy: “We didn’t have to go looking for enemies to our cause; they were everywhere around us. So when someone wanted to join us in the fight… we were thrilled. We quickly learned… Read more »
“Birth control is not even controversial except for in the minds of a very small — very vocal — but tiny sliver of extremists.” –Terry O’Neill, NOW President. Read more from Terry, and take in the beautiful pictures from the rally.
NOW and other women’s organizations have done a wonderful job spreading awareness of the absurdity that is Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods’ Supreme Court case, but too-often we overlook a simple fact: birth control is about sex.
James Taranto doesn’t need a national platform for demeaning women and condoning rape. He has demonstrated how out of touch he is; now he needs to be out of a job.
In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama called on Congress to take steps to reduce income inequality. NOW could not agree more. If, as the president has said, American workers feel that the deck is stacked against them, for women, the cards are marked.