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.
NOW Hails Biden Administration Executive Action Protecting Access To Reproductive Health Care—But It’s Only A StartNo executive action from the President can restore the protections the Supreme Court has taken away. No speech from the White House can erase what states are doing to ban all abortion, threaten access to contraception, prosecute women and doctors and put more women’s lives in danger. We need a new Congress that will enact the Women’s Health Protection Act to codify abortion rights. Read more...
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.
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.
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.