Terry O'Neill, President of NOW

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The Threat to Reproductive Health Care — Part 1

January 22, 2014, marks the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that recognized a woman’s constitutional right to abortion. This anniversary arrives — once again — in the midst of a continuing war on women’s access to the entire range of reproductive health services; this includes birth control, breast exams, […]

Where Are We NOW?

Last week in Chicago, as I convened the 2013 NOW national conference to order, I asked delegates to join me in making a personal commitment to electing a woman president of the United States in 2016 — which just happens to be NOW’s 50th anniversary year. And not just any woman.  A feminist woman who […]

Roe v. Wade and the Evolving Language of Women’s Empowerment

Roe v. Wade recently turned 40 — and what better time than now to sort through the language we use to communicate about women’s right to safe and legal abortion. I say that with just a dash of sarcasm, but also with a great deal of seriousness.  The past two years of unrelenting assaults on abortion and […]