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Spain Taking Cue from Poland With Restrictive Abortion Law

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy wants to make most abortions in his country illegal…

Raising Our Voice

Dee Dee Bridgewater had an illegal abortion. Forty-six years in her past, and she still feels the pain and humiliation of having to seek unsafe health care…

Roe V. Wade Anniversary: Fights Over Abortion Are Often One-Sided

Politicians in the U.S. House of Representatives have already made it clear that—once again—one of their top priorities for the new year will be to continue their relentless assault on women’s health and rights…

We Won’t Go Back

It has been 41 years to the day since the U.S. Supreme Court, in its landmark Roe v. Wade decision, recognized the constitutional right of all women to make the very personal decision about having an abortion. …

The State of the States 2013

Over the past year, we have had to double the size of our team of attorneys and experts who track state legislation and policy. And the reason why couldn’t be more apparent: the assault on reproductive rights continues at an unprecedented level. …

A Human Rights Crisis

Ida was getting “desperate.” The mother of two had received a year’s supply of contraception from a family planning clinic in Texas’s Lower Rio Grande Valley before it was shuttered by reckless state budget cuts. She had only about a week’s worth left…

Childhood Discarded

At a time when girls in many countries are thinking about their math homework or planning their next birthday party, Rahar Maya Biswokarma was trying to understand what it meant to be married at the age of 10…

Forced Out

Think back to your teenage years—the angst of “fitting in” or of capturing the attention of your latest crush…

Unspeakable Cruelty

Aurora was on the way to her friend’s house when the bleeding started. She was pregnant.

The visit with her friend was supposed to be celebratory, as she planned to announce that she and her husband would finally be starting the family they wanted…

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