Last week, the Republican-controlled Arkansas House of Representatives voted 56-33 to override Governor Mike Beebe's veto of a ban on abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy. The result was the most restrictive abortion law in the country.
Under the new law, doctors who perform abortions on women more than 12 weeks pregnant will lose their medical licenses unless the woman is a victim of rape or incest, her life is in danger or the fetus poses a highly lethal abnormality.
Roughly half a dozen states have already passed similar anti-abortion laws that are so restrictive they violate Roe v. Wade. This is a dangerous continuation of the right-wing War on Women, and it will only continue to grow if we don't stop them. NOW needs the support of friends like you, month in and month out, so that we can fight back when women's rights are under assault.
Please help NOW defend women's rights against ongoing attacks on abortion care and contraceptives from radical conservatives by joining NOW's Feminist Action Network with a monthly gift of $15.
We can't just rely on fighting extreme anti-abortion laws in court. Let's make sure we stop them in their tracks before they even get passed! Our efforts, however, require tremendous resources to organize and mobilize grassroots efforts on the ground, state by state.
Your monthly gift of $15 can provide consistent and reliable funding to allow us to dedicate more resources to defending women's rights at the state level. Becoming a member of the Feminist Action Network is easy, and you can change your donation amount or cancel at any time. I urge you to become a member of the Feminist Action Network today and fuel direct action for women's rights.
The extremist War on Women won't stop in Arkansas; across the nation, the radical fringe that controls the Republican party is focused on restricting women's access to the full range of reproductive health services, including abortion and birth control. Women's health and lives are at stake, and we need your ongoing support more than ever.
Thanks for all that you do for NOW and for women.
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Terry O'Neill, President
National Organization for Women