National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary
February 2, 2011
IN THIS ISSUE:
The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act represents a grave threat to safe, legal and accessible abortion. It is an unprecedented attack on private health coverage for abortion care and a shocking attempt to redefine rape. Take Action!
President Terry O'Neill says: "In his State of the Union, President Obama proclaimed this to be 'our generation's Sputnik moment.' As the president reaches for the stars, NOW will be working to ensure that the women of this nation are lifted up as well." Read more.
This anniversary takes place at a critical time for the women of this country. Speaker Boehner has stated that abortion funding restrictions are of "highest" priority for Republicans. That is why we work together and why we refuse to give up. Read more.
NOW advocates for preserving benefits under Social Security AND for improving those benefits in ways that would help widows, disabled women, very elderly women, divorced or never-married women and lifetime low-income earners. NOW calls on the Obama administration to aggressively oppose any benefit cuts under Social Security. Read more.
The 2011 National NOW Conference will be held June 24-26, in Tampa, Fla. Bookmark this page and sign up for updates.
Through Feb. 15, we are partnering with Ms. magazine, an award-winning feminist publication. When you donate $25 to NOW you can receive Ms. magazine for one year -- for free! And if you're not a NOW member, join today and get a Ms. magazine with your $25 join.
Roe Supreme Court Vigil
For the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade the National Action Center hosted a peaceful and poignant vigil in front of the Supreme Court honoring the decision that recognized women's legal right to abortion.
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