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In the States (USA)

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Federal Court Permanently Blocks Most Extreme Abortion Ban in the Country

(PRESS RELEASE) Today a federal district court judge blocked North Dakota’s extreme and unconstitutional ban on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy—before many women even know they are pregnant…

MTV Act: Wait, So What’s Going On With Birth Control + The Affordable Care Act?

Birth control isn’t just about sex — access to it also helps women’s health overall and drastically improves the economy…

Think Progress: As Their Reproductive Rights Are Under Attack, Here’s How Texas Women Are Fighting Back

Earlier this month, when several Texas abortion clinics announced that they will be forced to close under a stringent state law that was enacted over the summer, reproductive rights advocates didn’t mince words about the devastating impact of the news…

Our Work in Focus

There was a time not long ago when those of us dedicated to protecting reproductive freedom viewed the surge in attacks of 2011 as an aberration, an extreme political reaction…
Every year, anti-choice state legislators propose hundreds of measures intended to erode women’s rights to abortion and reproductive health care…
What’s the worst thing about bad ideas? They’re catching…
In the United States, state legislatures wield enormous power to control women’s access to abortion and other reproductive healthcare services. Each 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. Hundreds of anti-choice bills are proposed annually and dozens of restrictive laws are passed, making it increasingly difficult for women in many states to access abortion…
The Center focuses on the following key issues in our state advocacy work:…
Put 2012 against any year since the U.S. Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade, in 1973, and you would be hard pressed to find a period that offered as many highs and lows as the past 12 months. Let's start with the highlights…

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