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Politicians Who Claim To Champion Women’s Rights Need To Stand With Us Right Now

Statement of NOW President Terry O’Neill on Anti-Abortion Rider Attached to Medicare “Doc Fix” Bill 03.21.2015 Washington, D.C. –  The “War on Women” is escalating in Congress, and we need every elected official who says they champion women’s basic rights to be our champions right now. The latest reported attack on women’s access to abortion […]

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What does Love Your Body mean to you?

Every day, in so many ways, the beauty industry tells women and girls that being admired, envied, and desired based on their looks is a primary function of true womanhood. The beauty template women are expected to follow is extremely narrow, unrealistic and frequently hazardous to their health. The Love Your Body campaign was designed […]

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#ResignGoodell

I’m sure you’ve seen that a second video showing Baltimore Raven’s player Ray Rice committing an act of domestic violence has been released. Every media outlet has been showing it, making it hard to ignore. Sign the petition and tell Goodell that he must go. Only when millions of NFL fans saw that video did […]

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Join Inez Casiano Central Phoenix NOW Chapter for a protest against Hobby Lobby

The Supreme Court ruled that some private employers with religious objections can refuse to cover contraception for women employees. The court’s ruling struck down the birth control mandate for “closely held” corporations in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Burwell. The private companies challenged the mandate of the Affordable Care Act […]

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Roberts’ Court Enables Violence At Abortion Clinics; NOW calls on Chief Justice to Take Down His Own Buffer Zone

Statement of NOW President Terry O’Neill WASHINGTON – The National Organization for Women (NOW) condemns the Supreme Court’s cavalier disregard for the physical safety – the lives, even — of women seeking abortion care and the health care providers who serve them. In a country where patients and doctors have endured horrific violence at the […]

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Good company for feminists.

According to voter polls there’s been a 9% increase in self identified feminist voters since 2008. In 2012 55% of women voters label them selves as a feminist. You can read the full article here. I know some of you 2nd wave ladies are asking where are the young people at (*cough, cough* Hi, 30-something in […]

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Tell House to Vote NO on VAWA Substitute and YES on Senate Bill

TAKE ACTION: There is a chance that the bipartisan, inclusive Senate-passed Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (S. 47) could pass the House of Representatives tomorrow. But, the completely unacceptable substitute VAWA, being pushed by Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash) as the sponsor, will be brought to the floor for a vote first. […]

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Rally at the Capitol!


Women from all over Arizona on opening day of the legislature to remind our legislators that Women educated, acted and voted! While we made some inroads in last month’s election and there are more pro-women’s health legislators in our state legislature, the war on women wages on and the future of women’s health hangs in […]

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New Abortion Restrictions Limit Access to Reproductive Health Care in Arizona

by Karen Van Hooft This year has been a disastrous one for reproductive rights and women’s health care in general in Arizona. During its 2011 session the state legis- lature passed, and Governor Brewer signed, significant new abortion re- strictions, and later in the year the Arizona Court of Appeals rejected a challenge to earlier […]

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