Celebrating Women’s Equality Day as Abortion Rights are Pulled Back

August 26th is Women’s Equality Day. It celebrates the passage of the 19th amendment in 1920 that gave most women the right to vote, but this year comes at a time when abortion rights are being stripped away state by state. Christian Nunez, President o

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“I’m from Generation X, and I was taught to wait my turn,” says Christian F. Nunes, president of the National Organization for Women since 2020. “Gen Z and millennials are pushing back on that. And that’s a wonderful thing.”

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Christian F. Nunes, president of National Organization for Women (NOW), the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the U.S., draws connections between the issues as well. “Historically, the wellbeing and support for child-rearing has fallen under the responsibility of women,” she tells Yahoo Life. “The right for a woman to decide what is happening in her body, the ability to have access to baby formula to raise her child, and the peace of mind she has when she sends her child to school have all been politicized and jeopardized. This harmful situation not only hinders women’s freedoms, but it harms our next generation of children the most.”

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“It is a great thing that companies are willing to do this, and I think it really defines what social responsibility for companies looks like,” Christian Nunes, president of the National Organization for Women, told Fortune. “It shows they understand the importance of their employees’ reproductive rights and that they’re willing to make sure they are protected.”

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“NOW members are outraged, energized, and ready to fight back,” National NOW President Christian Nunes said in a statement. “The Supreme Court’s decision will jeopardize women’s lives – particularly the lives of young Black, Latinas, Indigenous and economically insecure women who are most at risk. Now it’s up to us to vote for women’s lives.”