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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 / 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 / May 6, 2020

SCOTUS Cannot Allow Employers to Deny Women Coverage to Birth Control

NOW members know that religion is no excuse for bigotry against women. Tens of millions of women need subsidized contraceptive services and supplies because they are unable to access or purchase them on their own, and more than half of young adult women say cost concerns have led them to not use their birth control method as directed.

Press Releases / April 22, 2020

NOW Files Amicus Brief to Prevent Abortion Ban in Alabama

An historic coalition of women’s rights, civil rights, human rights, and reproductive justice groups filed an amicus brief yesterday in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals supporting the federal district court’s decision to prevent Alabama’s COVID-19 order from resulting in the denial of abortion access to the women of Alabama and the potential criminalization of abortion providers.

Blog / March 5, 2020

Supreme Court Hears First Major Abortion Case with Kavanaugh: What You Need to Know NOW

June Medical Services v. Russo challenges a Louisiana law that would require abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. The Supreme Court heard arguments on March 4th. Here's what you need to know about the case and defending our rights.