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El Salvador’s Disgrace

The Center’s president and CEO, Nancy Northup, reflects on the agonizing plight of an El Salvadoran woman known publicly as Beatriz, who for many weeks has faced the risk of death and suffered cruel and inhuman treatment because of the country’s complete ban on abortion…

Affordable Contraception on Trial

The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act included a mandate for employers to provide copay-free contraception to its workers, effectively putting birth control within the reach of millions more women—and potentially saving billions in health care costs that arise from…

No Relief in Ireland

When Amanda Kellet and James Burke went to a Dublin hospital for their 21-week ultrasound, they were looking forward to finding out whether they were having a boy or a girl. …

A Ban By Any Other Name

Since the day the United States Supreme Court found in Roe v. Wade constitutional protections for women's right to decide whether to continue or end a pregnancy, opponents of that fundamental right have been focused on chipping those protections away. …

France: Reproductive Health Care Now Free

As of April 1, women in France who need an abortion can get one without worrying about whether they can afford it. The government will pay 100 percent of the cost. The legislation also includes a measure to pay for the total cost of contraception for adolescent girls age 15 to 18…

Under Federal Attack

The most unpopular Congress in history didn't take that title by accident or through a stroke of bad luck. The 112th Congress, which came to an end just a few months ago, earned a record-setting rate of disapproval from U.S. voters because of its legislative record.   …

The Only Clinic in N. Ireland Survives

Northern Ireland, a country with limited abortion options, has just one private abortion clinic, which opened in 2012…

Stopping All Violence

Last week, President Obama signed the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which funds support groups for and prosecution of violent crimes against women…

Review of Ecuador Draws Concern Over Sexual Violence in School Settings

At the end of November 2012, the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) expressed its concern about a systemic pattern of sexual abuse in educational settings, as well as the limited results of judicial investigations to determine responsibility and impose sanctions…

Michigan Gov. Slammed for Signing Law

It is common practice for anti-choice legislators to sugarcoat their motives for passing laws that choke off access to reproductive health care…

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