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The National Organization for Women aims to take action to bring true equality for all women in America, and toward a fully equal partnership of the sexes.

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U.S. Court of Appeals denies the American Newspaper Publisher Association

The U.S. court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the EEOC guidelines which prohibit sex-segregated “help wanted” ads. This explicitly denies the appeal of the American Newspaper Publisher Association (ANPA). Another victory for the equality of women!

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New Yorkers for Abortion Law Repeal FormationFormation of New Yorkers for Abortion Law Repeal (NYALR)

New York NOW’s Abortion Committee formed New Yorkers for Abortion Law Repeal (NYALR), an independent statewide organization that has been characterized as the first abortion law repeal group whose philosophy was based entirely on a radical feminist analysis of the issue. NYALR campaigned against any restrictions on a women’s access to abortion or any form […]

National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws EstablishmentNOW attends the First National Conference on Abortion Laws

(01/14-16/69)

The first national conference on abortion laws convened in Chicago and decided to establish the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws (NARAL). Lawrence Lader was the first chair. NOW’s representatives included: Betty Friedan; Lucinda Cisler, East Coast Chair of NOW’s National Abortion Committee; and Lana Phelan, West Coast Chair. Friedan spoke on […]