NOW Congratulates Virginia for Passing Cyber-Flashing Legislation

Released on April 14, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — NOW congratulates and supports the signing of Virginia’s SB 493, which makes the sending of lewd images without consent a civil infraction with the penalty being as high as $500.   As we work towards creating safe spaces for women, we must continue pressing legislators to examine the dangers and harassment women Read more …

This Black Maternal Health Week, NOW Calls for Systemic Change

Released on April 12, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week is the fifth anniversary of the Black Mamas Matters Alliance’s “Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW),” and this year’s theme is “Building for Liberation: Centering Black Mamas, Black Families and Black Systems of Care.” Black women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related issues than white women due to multiple Read more …

Oklahoma’s Abortion Ban Endangers Women’s Lives — And Their Future

Released on April 12, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC–Oklahoma’s Republican Governor, Kevin Stitt fulfilled his promise to sign every abortion ban that reached his desk—and today, the abortion ban he signed clearly violates women’s constitutional rights.   When Texas passed the notorious six-week abortion ban, 45 percent of patients in the state were forced to travel to Oklahoma for abortion care, according Read more …

Oklahoma’s Appalling New Legislation

Released on April 5, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC—Extremist legislators in Oklahoma proved how little they value women when they passed a total ban on abortions today. This sneak attack was added to the agenda in the dead of night because they knew this was the only way to pass anti-abortion legislation.  Even abortion providers in the state had no idea the Read more …