National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary
JUNE 13, 2012
IN THIS ISSUE:
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. Read more.
For decades, women involved in child custody battles have been victimized in court by the use of the phony "parental alienation syndrome." The American Psychiatric Association may include this unfounded "disorder" under another name in the fifth edition of a widely used mental health manual. Comments are due to the APA June 15. Read more.
Join Terry at the Take Back the American Dream Conference on Tuesday, June 19 at 2 p.m., where she will be presenting at the War on Women breakout session. Learn more.
NOW is deeply disappointed that conservatives in the U.S. Senate prevented the Paycheck Fairness Act from being brought up for a debate and receiving a vote. On June 5, this bill had 52 votes to move forward, and the support of the majority of the Senate. Read more.
The nation's largest annual gathering of grassroots women's rights activists and allies will take place in Baltimore, Md., on June 29 - July 1, 2012, at the National NOW Conference. Hundreds of women and men will convene to strategize and organize a vision for the months ahead in the fight for women's equality. Read more.
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. Read more.
Visit the NOW/PAC website to see which candidates we've endorsed for the 2012 election cycle. Learn more.