Posts Categorized: Abortion Rights/Reproductive Issues

Kavanaugh Must No Longer Be a Nominee for the Supreme Court.

WASHINGTON–This was written by NOW President Toni Van Pelt and published on NOW’s official blog, Say it Sister, on September 16, 2018.  Kavanaugh Must No Longer Be a Nominee for the Supreme Court Kavanaugh Has Absolutely No Respect for Women Enough is Enough By: NOW President Toni Van Pelt The National Organization for Women (NOW)… Read more »

Change is coming. We are creating change. We, as a movement will change our culture for the better.

The United States is facing a deadly plague. The lack of effective regulation of firearms has lead us down a slippery slope filled with tens of thousands of gun deaths every year. Lives have been lost, families altered permanently. We, as a country, too easily forget that these are not just statistics. These are human… Read more »

I’m a Feminist Jewish Expatriate: Here’s Why Immigration Policy Matters To Me

The leadership of our nation of immigrants’ utilizes hateful rhetoric to dehumanize immigrants and justify the abusive treatment of children and families. That is the disgusting reality of America today. It shouldn’t take much to rally empathy around the vulnerable and victimized, yet we continue to face a stubborn wall of apathy from policymakers and… Read more »

Kavanaugh: A Threat to Women and Our Constitutional Right to Privacy

The danger that Judge Brett Kavanaugh poses to reproductive health and freedom in the United States cannot be overstated. It cannot be over-publicized, over-discussed, over-analyzed, or over-protested. His nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States will not only threaten the rights of women to control our own bodies but ultimately endanger our health… Read more »

Diversity is Not Weakness

This blog post was originally published in Entropy on February 27, 2017 I am not an avid protester, despite my history as a graduate from a proud hippie-college and my work with the National Organization for Women in my twenties. The t-shirt I was gifted for Christmas that proclaims “Introverts Unite … Separately, In Our… Read more »

TRAPPED: A New Must See Documentary about Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers

By Sarah Nealon, President’s Office Intern On June 15th, the Center for Reproductive Rights hosted a viewing of the Documentary Trapped, directed by Dawn Porter, in the Senate Congressional Briefing Rooms. I, along with other NOW interns, was able to attend. The movie follows several clinic owners and doctors in Texas, Alabama, and Mississippi. In… Read more »

Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt: A Rally to Remember

By Brittany Romagnoli, President’s Office Intern On March 2, the Supreme Court heard arguments regarding the Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt case. This case acknowledges how targeted regulation of abortion providers (TRAP) laws in Texas are designed to shut down more than 75% of all women’s health clinics that provide abortion services in the state. While… Read more »

Zubik v. Burwell: Personal and Religious Beliefs Have No Place in Healthcare

By Hailey Lobb, PAC intern As a student studying political science, I have experienced some pretty emotional debates in classes and among friends. I have seen debates and classroom discussions turn friends into enemies. I have seen debates shut down by professors because the students were attacking the other side a bit too vigorously. I… Read more »