“Missouri had three clinics providing care in 2017 and since then two have closed. We know that the bill passed in Missouri was not to protect women’s health – because women are safest when they have access to affordable, available abortion care not when clinics have their hands tied or are forced to close.” – Toni Van Pelt
Posts Categorized: Roe v. Wade
Washington, D.C. — It’s not enough for Donald Trump and his henchman at the Department of Health and Human Services to attack abortion rights and put women’s health at risk. At this week’s United Nations General Assembly, HHS Secretary Alex Azar tried to erase the words “reproductive health and rights” from the dictionary. At the UN’s first high-level… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Donald Trump’s nomination of anti-abortion lawyer Sarah Pitlyk to a federal judgeship in St. Louis is another brick in his judicial wall around abortion. He is packing the federal bench with young, ultraconservative zealots who are committed to weakening or reversing abortion rights. Now, Donald Trump wants to elevate that twisted reasoning to the federal bench. … Read more »
Judge Kristine Baker ruled today to temporarily block three anti-abortion laws that would have left Arkansas residents with only one clinic providing abortion care.
Minnesota will be center stage for conversations about women’s rights. Leaders of the feminist movement will gather in the Twin Cities in mid-July for the annual conference of the National Organization for Women.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – From protecting women’s reproductive health and equal pay, to immigration reform and the importance of the female vote in the upcoming elections, women’s issues are dominating headlines every single day. Next month in Minnesota, the National Organization for Women (NOW) will hold its annual conference, with events revolving around this year’s theme: “Feminist Agenda Rising: Our Time is Now.” NOW and its members will come… Read more »
“These dangers,” she added, “are especially prevalent for people in vulnerable populations, such as women living in poverty and women of color, who may not have the resources necessary to travel out-of-state to access abortion care.”
The National Organization for Women (NOW) is unequivocal in its assertion that women have the right to safe, legal, affordable and accessible abortion care, and we condemn, in the strongest terms Missouri’s attempt to deny its residents that right.
Phrases like ‘heartbeat bill’ and ‘born-alive legislation’ are being used to pressure lawmakers to pass extreme restrictions, writes Toni Van Pelt of the National Organization for Women
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Rhode Island legislature’s passage of a bill to codify Roe v. Wade, and Gov. Gina Raimondo’s swift signing of the measure, puts Rhode Island in the vanguard of states that are confronting the real threat to reproductive rights and the health and safety of women and girls. We commend lawmakers for… Read more »