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President Obama Signs Historic Funding Bill Granting Peace Corps Volunteers Long-Denied Abortion Coverage

(PRESS RELEASE) Last night President Barack Obama signed the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act for FY 2015 into law, which includes an historic budgetary fix that will finally allow women serving in the Peace Corps equal health care coverage for abortion services in…

South Carolina: A Sign of Harmful Laws to Come?

Lawmakers in South Carolina have pre-filed an assortment of new legislation aimed at making it harder for women to access legal abortion care and birth control. Worse still, it’s a possible bellwether of what’s to come this year from state legislatures across the country…

Supreme Court Denies Review of Arizona Abortion Restrictions, Politically Motivated Law Remains Blocked by Court Order

(PRESS RELEASE) The United States Supreme Court today declined to review an Arizona law that would severely limit women’s access to medication abortion, an extremely safe method of ending a pregnancy in its earliest stages…

Our Work in Focus

What’s the worst thing about bad ideas? They’re catching…
Every year, anti-choice state legislators propose measures intended to restrict women's access to abortion, including mandatory delays, biased counseling provisions and other burdensome and unnecessary requirements. On average, more than six hundred bills are proposed annually and dozens are passed, making it increasingly difficult for women in many states to access abortion…
In the United States, state legislatures wield enormous power to control women's access to abortion and other reproductive healthcare services…
The U.S. spends at least twice as much per capita on healthcare than almost every other western industrialized country.  Yet, the U.S. has some of the widest disparities in health outcomes…
Human Rights defenders are the activists, including journalists, lawyers, judges, and healthcare providers, whose work allows others to exercise their human rights…
Young women face particular obstacles to accessing reproductive health services and information…
An important component of the Center's work is ensuring that the United States lives up to its human rights commitments related to reproductive rights. The U.S…
The right to obtain and use contraceptives is part of the fundamental right to privacy guaranteed by the United States Constitution…
In their efforts to make abortion inaccessible to as many women as possible, anti-choice forces have focused on burdening minors' access to abortion…