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 …

Call Senate NOW – Pass the Women’s Health Protection Act

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has filed cloture on the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021 (WHPA), setting up a critical Senate vote when senators return on Monday, February 28th. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), would establish in federal statutes the right to receive abortion care, free from harmful bans and unnecessary restrictions that single out abortion and impede access to care. The law would override any Supreme Court ruling limiting access or banning abortion outright and would prohibit any state law that impinges on a person’s exercise of this fundamental right to control one’s reproductive life.

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 …