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The National Organization for Women (NOW) celebrates the voters of Albuquerque for rejecting a ban on abortions past 20 weeks.
Jan. 22 marked the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade decision that affirmed a woman's right to abortion. We are at a critical turning point in this country. On this solemn occasion we should remember the good that Roe v. Wade has brought us. We must continue the momentum we displayed at the polls in November, the passion we have shown on social media and the fervor we have demonstrated in communities across this country.
On this 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, NOW is proud to partner with the Trust Women/Silver Ribbon Campaign and women's health and rights advocates around the country. Together with our allies we will continue to build solidarity and momentum for reproductive health, rights and justice.
NOW President Terry O'Neill writes for U.S. News & World Report: The landmark Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion in the United States, forever changing and literally saving the lives of countless women. The impact of Roe has been both inspiring and frustratingly insufficient."
NOW President Terry O'Neill will lead a candlelight vigil on Tuesday, Jan. 22, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that recognized women's fundamental right to abortion.
Join a Roe commemoration event near you this January and celebrate with your local NOW chapter! Check here to see our list of actions and events hosted by our grassroots chapter network.
NOW Action Vice President Erin Matson delivers testimony urging passage of a referendum that would bring budget autonomy to the District of Columbia and reduce federal interference in abortion rights in D.C.
Last night Republican candidate Richard Mourdock confirmed what Todd Akin brought to light earlier -- that the radical fringe currently in control of the GOP holds misogynistic and deeply unpopular views about women, rape and reproductive rights.
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Today, the Republican Party demonstrated again why Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are wrong for women in the U.S. The party's committee platform approved an anti-abortion plank that champions a human life amendment to the U.S. Constitution without mentioning any exception for rape, incest or preservation of the health or life of the woman.
On July 31, extremists in Congress continued their War on Women by pressing for legislation that would criminalize abortions in the nation's capital after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), the D.C. 20-Week Abortion Ban has no exceptions for rape, incest or health conditions; and it stipulates penalties, jail time and public reporting requirements for doctors. It is a clear strike in the ongoing War on Women, and one that places women's lives in danger.
NOW vehemently opposes a Michigan anti-choice omnibus bill that would severely limit women's reproductive rights and health care access. The appalling bill is 60 pages' worth of proof of the GOP's ongoing War on Women.
Three years to the day since the murder of abortion provider and women's health activist Dr. George Tiller, irrational anti-abortion attacks continue. Today it is extremists in Congress seizing on sex-selection abortions overseas to bash U.S. women and their doctors.
Radicals in the House are poised to host a hearing on a dangerous new abortion ban for D.C. H.R. 3803 and its Senate companion would ban abortion care at 20 weeks in Washington, D.C., imposing penalties and/or jail time on doctors who provide this necessary health care, even those stepping in to preserve a woman's health.