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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…

The Stakes are High

Maureen, a maternal health advocate in Uganda, lost her young cousin under tragic, but entirely preventable circumstances. The young woman learned that she was pregnant when she was a first year in university…

New Report Highlights 16 Decisions on Reproductive Health and Rights from the Supreme Court of Nepal

“Supreme Court’s Decisions on Reproductive Health and Rights,” launched in June 2013, is the latest publication from the Asia Program at the Center for Reproductive Rights…

Ireland’s Law a Modest Step Forward

Technically, abortion has been legal in Ireland for two decades, but under extremely narrow circumstances. In practical terms, though, legal exceptions to a near total ban on abortion were either unclear or disregarded or both…

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.   …

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