Statement from NOW President Toni Van Pelt:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Organization for Women (NOW) is proud to participate in today’s National Day of Action to Stop the Bans on abortion. Speaking out, taking action and disrupting the patriarchy is in NOW’s DNA, and our collective voices, shared commitment and energetic activism is needed today to ensure reproductive freedom and justice.
The fact is that the laws rolling out around the country to ban or restrict abortions are out of step with the 7 out of 10 voters who believe that access to abortion care should be legal. Such restrictions eliminate access to quality family planning services and reproductive health care, perpetuate cycles of poverty, and disproportionately impact women of color, immigrant communities, young people and people with low incomes.
This is why national NOW and our grassroots chapters and activists across the country are participating in today’s events. We are letting lawmakers know that we will continue to provide fierce resistance to these extremist and immoral bans. NOW firmly believes women have the constitutional right to safe, legal, affordable and accessible abortion care and we are here to make sure that doesn’t change.
Kimberly Hayes, Press Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org,