Sound the alarm! Our reproductive freedom is at stake. We need a massive mobilization to send a loud and clear message: We will defend Roe. 

The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has allowed a draconian anti-abortion bill (S.B. 8) to take effect in Texas, laying the groundwork for other states to do the same: essentially, overturning Roe v. Wade. Anti-choice extremists have a deep desire to return to a time when there was domination and control over women, queer and trans folks and people of color. The authoritarian agenda for reproductive control is fueled by misogyny and racism—and we must challenge it, together. 

Reproductive freedom—including access to abortion and autonomy over our own bodies—is our universal right. Roe v. Wade is the law of the land, and we’re making sure it stays that way. Join us by taking action this week, month and all year-round.  

Find an action checklist of ideas, resources, tips, and templates to get you and your community engaged in our fight to defend our reproductive rights below.


  • March with us on October 2 in Washington, D.C. 
  • Protest/Rally in your city — here is a checklist to help you get started  
  • Share on social — use our digital toolkit 
  • Support Legislation —  
    • NOW supports the following national initiatives and urges its members to contact their members of Congress to be in support of them as well: 
      • Congress must pass the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA)  
      • Congress must support the Build Back Better agenda as it includes historic Momnibus investments to save moms’ lives, end racial and ethnic maternal health disparities, and advance birth equity across the United States  
      • Federal and state governments must lift restrictions to allow for access to medication abortion via telehealth services  
      • Congress must repeal the Hyde and Helms Amendments 
      • Congress must end the Global Gag Rule permanently   
      • Congress must increase Title X funding to better meet the need for family planning and other preventive care services to low-income, uninsured, and under-insured individuals and families 
      • Congress must expand coverage for contraception under the Affordable Care Act and increase funding for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. 
      • Congress must end federal funding for non-science-based abstinence-only until marriage programs. 
  • Call your state representatives — Sample script 
  • Contact your local representative — Sample script 
  • Write Letters to the Editor in support of Roe — Sample letter template 
  • Campaign, Volunteer and Vote for pro-choice candidates at the national, state and local levels  
    • Join our RUN NOW program to learn more about working for or starting your own campaign.  
  • Become a clinic escort —  
    • To find your local clinics, visit the websites for the National Abortion Federation and Abortion Care Network, both of which have maps that will show you all the abortion-providing clinics in each state. Then, once you’ve decided on a place or two where you’d like to volunteer, reach out to the clinics to inquire about their needs.