Washington, D.C. — Governors have just one job that matters today—to keep their citizens safe, healthy and protected from the coronavirus. But anti-abortion politicians like Texas Governor Greg Abbott, as well as Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, are using the pandemic as an excuse to fuel their personal vendetta against abortion care. They… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Abortion Rights/Reproductive Issues
I am often asked the question of how I can be a Muslim AND a feminist as if the two cannot co-exist. As if the mere thought of a woman practicing Islam and fighting for her basic human rights are on two opposite ends of the spectrum. Today, I can proudly say that my intersectional… Read more »
Texas is pushing extremism over health and women’s rights by trying to ban nearly all abortions, but reproductive rights activists are pushing back.
I came out as bisexual my senior year of high school. No one had ever talked to me about what it meant to bisexual, queer, or LGBTQIA+ in general – at least not in a way that was memorable. In my health classes, there was little to no mention of LGBTQIA+ people, how our sexual… Read more »
“This law isn’t about legal access to abortion,” Hawkins said. “This law is about whether or not abortion clinics should be held to the same safety standards as other surgical facilities throughout the state of Louisiana.”
The June Medical Services v. Russo case involving Louisiana’s Act 620, which requires doctors performing abortions to have admission privileges at a state-sponsored hospital within 30 miles of the clinic is now before the Supreme Court, but in many important respects the verdict is already in. A wave of anti-abortion violence and harassment is growing, with threats against doctors, attacks on… Read more »
On Feb. 12, 2020, NOW hosted our Racial Justice Summit and Congressional Briefing, bringing together members of Congress, scholars, authors, and activists. The day-long event facilitated some of the most thought-provoking and intersectional conversations I have heard within the nonprofit world. The most important part of the event, however, was the way it foregrounded the… Read more »
Valentine’s Day marked a milestone in the history of women’s health, when the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new low-dose contraceptive transdermal patch, Twirla.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – NOW is a strong supporter of the Women’s Health Protection Act, and we applaud Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.) and Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.) for their leadership. Today, Rep. Eshoo will chair a hearing entitled “Protecting Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Care”—adding another milestone to this… Read more »
In 2019 alone, according to the Guttmacher Institute, lawmakers across the United States have enacted 58 new restrictions on access to abortion care and family planning.