Wednesday, January 25, 2012

National Organization for Women News: Trust Women, Roe, SOTU, Birth Control

NOW News and Action Summary

National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary

JANUARY 24, 2012


Join the Trust Women Week National Online March (Jan. 20-27)

Trust Women Week 2012

On this 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, NOW is proud to partner with the Trust Women/Silver Ribbon Campaign, MoveOn and advocates around the country to begin 2012 with a powerful event that builds solidarity and momentum for reproductive health, rights and justice. Take Action!

Open Letter to President Obama: NOW Urges 2012 Wake-Up Call for Nation (PDF)

NOW is deeply invested in the message the president will send in his State of the Union Address on Jan. 24. The nation is at a crucial juncture that demands strong, principled leadership to restore a broadly representative democracy and reduce income inequality. Achieving these goals is essential for fairness and justice in our society. Read more.

Roe v. Wade Turns 39, Abortion Rights Still Under Attack

As we celebrate the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that recognized a woman's constitutional right to legal abortion, we can't forget how many times women's lives have been put at risk in the past year. Read more.

Join a Roe Commemoration Event Near You

keep abortion legal NOW round

Celebrate Roe v. Wade's 39th Anniversary with your local NOW chapter! Check here to see our list of actions and events hosted by our grassroots chapter network. *FYI: These events are still occurring through the end of this week.

Catholic Bishops Fail to Take Birth Control from More Women

In an important decision that ensures access to affordable birth control for millions of women, the Obama administration announced that it would not expand an unconstitutional refusal clause that will already deny contraceptive coverage to some women under the Affordable Care Act. Read more.

2012 National NOW Conference
*Save the Date*

2012 National NOW Conference

"A Feminist Wake-Up Call"

Friday, June 29 - Sunday, July 1

Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport
1739 West Nursery Road
Linthicum Heights, MD 20190

Visit the 2012 Conference website for more info »

Stay tuned for more 2012 conference updates soon.

2012 is a regional conference year. Learn more »

Action Spotlight

Roe v. Wade 39th Anniversary

To honor the decision that recognized women's legal right to abortion, the National Action Center hosted a peaceful and poignant vigil in front of the Supreme Court. View photos on Flickr »

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