A government official tracking the pregnancies and menstrual cycles of teenage girls in custody? It seems like a scene out of The Handmaid’s Tale, but it’s happened in the United States Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) as recently as June 2018. Enter the former director of ORR Scott Lloyd, the newest villain in this episode… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Abortion Rights/Reproductive Issues
Activists play the extremely important role of creating and cultivating change in society, sometimes defying strict cultural norms or putting themselves in danger. As the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States, NOW is dedicated to taking initiative in promoting feminist ideals, leading societal change, and eliminating all forms of discrimination. This… Read more »
President Trump made it perfectly clear that one of his priorities in nominating justices was their likeliness to overturn Roe v. Wade.
One of the cases on this list more likely to reach the Supreme Court is Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky Inc.
Trump’s Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch showed their true colors and antagonism towards abortion rights in the Supreme Court’s February 7th decision of granting a stay on the Louisiana law in June Medical Services v. Gee.
This Black History Month NOW highlights activists and advocates of the civil rights and women’s rights movements, who tirelessly worked to make the world a more equal place. They formed important organizations for people of color and women that are still present today, questioned the dominant white and male order, and spoke on the intersectionality… Read more »
WASHINGTON – On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade, recognizing the Constitutional protection of a woman’s right to abortion care. Forty-six years later, Roe is still the law of the land—but just barely. Since Roe, state and federal lawmakers have attempted to pass hundreds of restrictions… Read more »
A short history about the leading role taken by the the National Organization for Women (NOW) over many years to add an Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
NOW Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee re Kavanaugh
In a world where gender roles are constantly in flux and in one that increasingly understands gender and biological sex as two distinct realms, I often find myself wondering about the nature of womanhood. What does it mean to be a woman? We no longer make sense of what it means to be a woman… Read more »