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MSNBC: Northup Responds to “Extraordinary” Supreme Court Ruling

Center for Reproductive Rights President and CEO Nancy Northup spoke to Rachel Maddow last night directly after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling granting the Center’s emergency petition to reopen 13 Texas abortion clinics that had been forced to close by court order two weeks ago…

What Happens Without Legal Abortion?

Center president and CEO Nancy Northup reflects on the consequences of abortion bans across the world in a thought-provoking MSNBC editorial this week…

Nancy Northup on MSNBC: Fighting for Abortion Access, All the Way to Supreme Court

What’s next in the fight against the Texas legislation that has forced a historically unparalleled reduction of abortion services? Center for Reproductive Rights President and CEO Nancy Northup appeared last night on the Rachel Maddow Show to talk about it…

Nancy Northup Talks Texas with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes

The morning after the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted an injunction, shuttering all but eight of Texas’s abortion clinics overnight, Nancy Northup appeared on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes to discuss the devastating impact the closures will have on the women of Texas…

Forced Sterilization in Chile

Francisca, a young Chilean woman, describes the day her only son was born as the worst and the best day of her life. The best—for obvious reasons. The worst—for reasons almost too awful to fathom…

Recipe for Disaster

Liposuction. Colonoscopy. Skin cancer excision. Vasectomy. A D&C after a miscarriage. Childbirth…

Hodes & Nauser MDs, P.A., et al. v. Schmidt, et al.

In 2013, Kansas passed a law containing more than a dozen harmful measures, including redefining what constitutes a medical emergency in a way that would require many pregnant women in life-threatening situations that include hemorrhage and serious infection to wait at least 24 hours before

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June Medical Services v. Caldwell

Louisiana passed a law in 2014 requiring every doctor who provides abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within thirty miles of where the abortion is performed.

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MKB Management, Inc. v. Burdick

In 2013, North Dakota passed a blatantly unconstitutional ban on pre-viability abortion that would prohibit abortion as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.  Physicians violating the ban would face up to five years in prison.

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Our Work in Focus

Six years ago this week, the Center for Reproductive Rights won a groundbreaking victory for the women of Peru and around the world . For the first time, an international human rights body condemned a country for failing to provide abortion services that were both legal and essential to the health of a woman, violating her fundamental human rights in the process…
Every year, anti-choice state legislators propose hundreds of measures intended to erode women’s rights to abortion and reproductive health care…
The story of Polish daughter and mother P and S is deeply complicated. P, a teenager, was raped and became pregnant as a consequence. She wanted to terminate the pregnancy and had a right to under Poland's laws…
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…
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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