Message from NOW President Toni Van Pelt 

The Trump Administration has launched its latest threat on reproductive rights—and this time, it comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released their draft 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, which states that the goals of HHS are contingent upon “serving and protecting Americans at every stage of life, beginning at conception.”

This declaration sets a dangerous precedent for future policies that infringe upon a woman’s constitutional right to bodily autonomy. We need NOW activists to demand that the HHS removes all personhood language by commenting on the HHS Strategic plan here. For talking points, a sample comment, social media language & graphics, click here.

Comments on the Strategic Plan close on October 27th. We need activists to take action NOW.

As we continue to face a rollback of reproductive rights—from the proposed 20-week abortion ban to disastrous changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) birth control mandate—women will not back down. Comment today and make your voice heard.