NOW Recognizes the Black Maternal Health Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NOW is proud to join Black Mamas Matter Alliance and other organizations across the country in showing our support for Black Maternal Health Week. While it is clearer than ever that the inequitable and discriminatory American health care system fails Black mothers, these mothers have been feeling this pain for centuries. The United States has the highest pregnancy-related death rate in the developed world — a rate which is on the rise, Read more …

NOW Is Proud to Support the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act

Historic Legislative Package to End Maternal Mortality and Close Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Outcomes  NOW is proud to endorse the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021, a historic legislative package unveiled today by Representatives Lauren Underwood (IL-14) and Alma Adams (NC-12), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), and members of the Black Maternal Health Caucus.  The Black Read more …

NOW Calls for Boycott of South Carolina in Response to Abortion Ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Organization for Women (NOW) has called for a boycott against the state of South Carolina in the wake of the state Senate passage of legislation that would ban abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected. The call is joined by the State President of NOW in South Carolina, Annette Bethel, and members of the Columbia NOW Read more …

NOW Joins Repro Blueprint Coalition to Applaud President Biden’s Executive Actions on Sexual and Reproductive Health

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Organization for Women (NOW) joins a diverse coalition of organizations to applaud President Biden for taking the first steps to undo the harms of the previous administration’s dangerous and restrictive policies that robbed countless people of the right to control their own bodies and access sexual and reproductive health care, including abortion.    Rescinding the Read more …

We Must Defend Roe—Before It’s Too Late

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today is the 48th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade that recognized the Constitutional protection of an individual’s right to abortion care.  It’s up to us to ensure that today isn’t the last time we mark this occasion—before a new conservative majority on the Supreme Court strikes it down.    In recent years, state legislatures Read more …