Once again, a federal judge in Texas ruled to put women’s lives at risk when U.S. District Judge James Wesley Hendrix struck down the Biden Administration’s new guidance requiring hospitals to provide life-saving and essential care.
Women may now be denied simple, life-saving procedures for conditions like severe hemorrhaging or dangerous hypertension.
Women will be put in danger because of extremist, forced-birth politics.
NOW members will not stand quietly on the sidelines as politicians increase their control over women’s most basic rights.
They have no business calling themselves “pro-life” when they are so dead-set on putting the lives and health of countless women at risk.
This week’s ruling will not be the last judicial attack on reproductive rights—not in Texas or anywhere else.
That’s why NOW members will be working so hard to elect a Congress that will pass a law restoring the protections of Roe v. Wade, endorsing state officials who will turn back extreme abortion bans, and to expand access to reproductive care, and all health care.
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The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the nation’s leading membership-based advocacy group dedicated to defending women’s rights, advancing equality and combating injustice in all aspects of social, political and economic life. Through educating, mobilizing, and convening a vast network of grassroots activists across the country, NOW advocates for national, state and local policies that promote an anti-racist and intersectional feminist agenda. Since its founding in 1966, NOW has been on the frontlines of nearly every major advancement for women’s rights and continues to champion progressive values today. More about NOW’s efforts and resources is available at NOW.org.