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National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary

JUNE 13, 2012

IN THIS ISSUE:


Extreme Bills Threaten Michigan Women's Reproductive Rights, Set Frightening New Precedent in War on Women

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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.



Mothers, Children at Risk as Fathers' Rights Groups Seek Legitimacy for Phony Mental "Disorder"

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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.


NOW President Terry O'Neill to be at the "Take Back the American Dream" Conference Next Week

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.


Senate Fails Women on Equal Pay

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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.


Hundreds of Women's Rights Activists to Convene in Baltimore

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.


House Votes on Deceptive Anti-Choice Bill on Anniversary of Dr. Tiller's Murder

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.


2012 NOW/PAC Endorsed Candidates

NOW/PAC - Elect Women NOW!

Visit the NOW/PAC website to see which candidates we've endorsed for the 2012 election cycle. Learn more.

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Stop the War on Women

Friday 6/29 - Sunday 7/1
Baltimore, Maryland

It's Not Too Late -- the 2012 National NOW Conference is getting more exciting every day! We've got five new workshops and lots of exciting speakers. Join us at the end of the month and take part in this one-of-a-kind event!

We will also be leading a series of critically important workshops on Modernizing NOW for the 21st Century. We hope all interested NOW activists can join us. Learn more.



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