NOW Champions The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Statement of National NOW President Christian F. Nunes  NOW is proud to see the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act receive the bipartisan attention and support in the House that it deserves. Ending the mistreatment of pregnant workers has fallen to the wayside for too long. The fact that pregnant workers have been forced out of the Read more …

NOW Supports President Biden’s Latest Guidelines On Reproductive Rights

There is no reason why our nation’s medical doctors must choose between practicing safe, crucial reproductive rights and practicing in a state that they call home. There is no reason why a woman should fear for her life in pursuit of reproductive healthcare. There is no reason why people should not have a say over the body they govern.

This Black Maternal Health Week, NOW Calls for Systemic Change

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week is the fifth anniversary of the Black Mamas Matters Alliance’s “Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW),” and this year’s theme is “Building for Liberation: Centering Black Mamas, Black Families and Black Systems of Care.” Black women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related issues than white women due to multiple Read more …

Oklahoma’s Appalling New Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC—Extremist legislators in Oklahoma proved how little they value women when they passed a total ban on abortions today. This sneak attack was added to the agenda in the dead of night because they knew this was the only way to pass anti-abortion legislation.  Even abortion providers in the state had no idea the Read more …