Tuesday, December 6, 2011

NOW News: Birth Control Access, 2012 Elections, Love Your Body Poster


NOW News and Action Summary

National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary

DECEMBER 6, 2011

IN THIS ISSUE:


Tell President Obama: Free The Pill From the Bishops!

Take Action NOW!

President Obama is on the brink of a decision that could deny women access to basic birth control. Under intense lobbying from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the president is poised to potentially expand an already sweeping refusal clause that allows employers to deny birth control coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Take Action NOW!



NOW Urges Obama Administration Not to Cave in to Catholic Bishops

keep abortion legal NOW round

NOW calls on the Obama administration to stand up for women and not give in to demands from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops that would deny birth control coverage for millions of women. Read more.


Letter Urges President to Reject Refusal Clauses (PDF)

NOW President Terry O'Neill sent a letter to President Obama opposing all refusal clauses in regulations implementing the Affordable Care Act that would allow organizations to deny contraceptive coverage to employees. Catholic bishops are pushing for broader exemptions, even though a sweeping refusal clause is already proposed. Read more.


NOW/PAC Endorsed Candidate Profiles:

Elect Women NOW!

Shelley Berkley D-Nev., U.S. Senate

Mazie Hirono D-Hawaii, U.S. Senate

Lois Frankel D-Fla., 22nd Congressional District

Ann McLane Kuster D-N.H., 2nd Congressional District

Dina Titus D-Nev., 1st Congressional District


Love Your Body Poster: Back By Popular Demand!

2011 Love Your Body Grand Prize Winner: Kyla Hollis

After selling out quickly, the 2011 Love Your Body poster is back in stock. And now you can order postcards in four other designs, too. Place your order now!

Grassroot Spotlight

CT NOW Love Your Body Day

The 3rd annual Love Your Body 5K was a huge success, with over 270 participants! Read more»



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