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REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE

The mission of the National Association of Women Lawyers is to provide leadership, a collective voice, and essential resources to advance women in the legal profession and advocate for the equality of women under the law. 

  • NAWL Resolution Supporting Reproductive Justice

    On Monday, September 13th the NAWL Board passed a resolution stating that NAWL commits its collective voice and the power of law to advance reproductive justice in the U.S. and around the world and to actively support, promote, and advocate for reproductive justice under the law. Read the full resolution here.
  • NAWL Statement on Texas S.B. 8 Law

    The National Association of Women Lawyers aims to provide a collective voice to advance women in the legal profession and to advocate for the equality of women under the law. NAWL stands against this most recent attack on abortion by the Texas government.  Read the full statement here.
  • NAWL Stands with Department of Justice Suit Against the State of Texas

    In response to the Supreme Court’s refusal to block Texas S.B. 8, the Department of Justice, under Attorney General Merrick Garland, has sued the state of Texas and sought an emergency court order to block the law over its clear defiance of the Constitution. NAWL stands with the Department of Justice’s challenge to Texas S.B. 8 Law as it is patently unconstitutional. Read the full announcement here.
  • NAWL Supports the Women’s Health Protection Act

    In response to the Supreme Court’s decision, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) (H.R.3755, S. 1975) will be brought up for a floor vote the week of September 20. The WHPA would protect against state laws like Texas’s SB8 by creating a statutory right for providers to provide and patients to receive abortion care services. NAWL calls upon Congress and President Biden to act with all deliberate speed to safeguard the rights of all people who may become pregnant, against the Texas law and other similar assaults on reproductive rights, and to enshrine into law reproductive health care for all pregnant people across America. Contact your members of Congress to urge them to support the WHPA here.
  • NAWL Co-Leads on Amicus Brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Supreme Court Case

    On September 20, 2021, more than 30 organizations of women lawyers and future legal professionals, led by three notable U.S. organizations of women lawyers, submitted an amicus brief in support of respondents in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which could overturn Roe v. Wade and the almost 50 years of constitutional jurisprudence guaranteeing reproductive freedom to women. Read the brief here. 

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