NOW affirms that reproductive rights are issues of life and death for women, not mere matters of choice. NOW fully supports access to safe and legal abortion, to effective birth control and emergency contraception, to reproductive health services and education for all women. We oppose attempts to restrict these rights through legislation, regulation or Constitutional amendment.
The danger that Judge Brett Kavanaugh poses to reproductive health and freedom in the United States cannot be overstated. It cannot be over-publicized, over-discussed, over-analyzed, or over-protested. His nomination to the Supreme Court of the United… Read more »
By Sarah Nealon, President’s Office Intern On June 15th, the Center for Reproductive Rights hosted a viewing of the Documentary Trapped, directed by Dawn Porter, in the Senate Congressional Briefing Rooms. I, along with other NOW interns, was able to a… Read more »
By Brittany Romagnoli, President’s Office Intern On March 2, the Supreme Court heard arguments regarding the Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt case. This case acknowledges how targeted regulation of abortion providers (TRAP) laws in Texas are designe… Read more »
By Hailey Lobb, PAC intern As a student studying political science, I have experienced some pretty emotional debates in classes and among friends. I have seen debates and classroom discussions turn friends into enemies. I have seen debates shut down by… Read more »
Women’s rights advocates say the case fits a pattern of Alabama’s holding women criminally liable for their pregnancy outcomes.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.”Read more
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.Read more
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 WomenRead more
President Trump made it perfectly clear that one of his priorities in nominating justices was their likeliness to overturn Roe v. Wade.
One of the cases on this list more likely to reach the Supreme Court is Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky Inc.
ISSUE ADVISORY: Two Years into Trump’s Presidency, Cases Challenging Roe v. Wade Approach Supreme Court – Part One
Trump’s Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch showed their true colors and antagonism towards abortion rights in the Supreme Court’s February 7th decision of granting a stay on the Louisiana law in June Medical Services v. Gee.
NOW President Toni Van Pelt recently sent a blunt letter to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Acting Secretary Eric Hargan concerning the use of the term “life from conception” in an extensive draft plan that is to guide HHS policies for the next four years. Van Pelt expressed alarm that officials in the department are advancing a conservative religious viewpoint about when ‘life begins’ that will undermine sound health care policies and practices for millions of women and their families.