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Press Releases / July 8, 2020

Supreme Court Rules Employers Can Deny Birth Control Coverage

On Wednesday, July 8th, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that employers with religious or moral objections to birth control can deny coverage to their employees. “The Affordable Care Act recognized that preventing unwanted pregnancy gives women power over their lives and actually reduces the number of abortions. Stripping thousands upon thousands of women of this benefit is not only supremely counterproductive, it's a women-hating policy,” said Sonia Ossorio, President of NOW New York.

Press Releases / July 1, 2020

Women's Movement Brief Filed in Support of ERA

The battle for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) entered another phase today as 52 prominent women’s rights and social justice groups across the country filed an amicus curiae brief opposing the efforts of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to stop the Equal Rights Amendment following its ratification by Nevada, Illinois and Virginia – the final three of the thirty-eight states required for an amendment to the Constitution.

Press Releases / June 29, 2020

Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Restrictions

The Supreme Court struck down a restrictive Louisiana law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at local hospitals that would have resulted in the shuttering of all but one abortion clinic in the entire state. “Today’s decision will save women’s lives,” said Sonia Ossorio, President of NOW - New York.

Press Releases / June 15, 2020

NOW-NY Celebrates Supreme Court Ruling to Protect LGBT Civil Rights

NOW commends the latest U.S. Supreme Court ruling, which recognizes that all Americans, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, are protected by Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Press Releases / May 29, 2020

Ruben Diaz Sr. Not Fit for National Office

NOW urges Bronx voters to stop Ruben Diaz Sr.’s bid for higher office, where he has far more power to set back women’s rights and abortion access — in New York and across the country. NOW PAC is proud to endorse Melissa Mark-Viverito for the 15th Congressional District, who is a steadfast supporter of comprehensive reproductive health care, gay rights, and improving the lives of women and girls.