Reproductive Rights and Justice
NOW is working toward accessible reproductive health care for all women and LGBTQIA+ people. NOW fully supports safe and legal abortion, affordable and effective birth control and other contraception, medication abortion, telemedicine for reproductive care, and reproductive health education for all. We fiercely oppose attempts to restrict reproductive freedom through underhanded legislation and regulations.
Watch the video below and understand why.
This Bisexual Health Awareness Month, Women Deserve More from their Healthcare Providers
Kavanaugh: A Threat to Women and Our Constitutional Right to Privacy
TRAPPED: A New Must See Documentary about Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers
We Won’t Stop Fighting to Protect Medication AbortionStatement by National NOW President Christian F. Nunes WASHINGTON–Today’s action by the U.S. Supreme Court to maintain FDA approval of mifepristone while an appeal of a lower court’s ban moves forward and gives millions of women breathing room—for n Read more … Read more...
Appeals Court Ruling Is Still an Attack on Medication AbortionStatement by National NOW President Christian F. Nunes WASHINGTON–A ruling from the most conservative federal appeals court in the U.S. has allowed the abortion pill mifepristone to remain available, but with severe restrictions that continue the att Read more … Read more...
Texas Abortion Pill Ruling: What You Need to KnowThe National Organization for Women called the ruling “another grim curtain on the bodily autonomy and reproductive health care rights of women”. Read more...
Issue Advisory: We Won’t Go Back: Tracking the Fight for Reproductive Justice
The long-awaited catastrophe has finally occurred. On June 24th in a 6-3 decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, stripping women’s and pregnant persons’ bodily autonomy.
Medication Abortion – Just the Facts
The use of mifepristone has increased significantly over the years. In 2017, 40 percent of all recorded abortions and 60 percent of abortions performed up to 10 weeks of gestations – though the rate is likely higher due to self-managed abortions which are not recorded. Most women seeking abortions now use this safe and effective medication.
Abortion Cases in the SCOTUS Pipeline: What Can We Anticipate?
With the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett, which has clinched a 6-3 majority on the high court, we should not expect to win many cases related to women’s rights. Those cases that pertain to reproductive rights are clearly in peril.
Right-Wing Abortion Rights Opponent Set for High Court – Majority Leader McConnell Says He has the Votes
The National Organization for Women opposes the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett as, by her record, she stands against everything we value about equal treatment and equal opportunity.