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2013’S BIGGEST MOMENTS

2013’s Biggest Moments The past year gave us landmark victories, unprecedented hostility from the opposition, and historic legislation that could end the madness. Despite the absence of bumbling politicians using their stump speeches to prove [...]

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An Open Letter to Michigan Legislators

An Open Letter to Michigan Legislators   Dear Speaker Bolger and Senator Richardville, We strongly urge you to allow Michigan voters to decide whether they support the initiative that would force women to purchase a [...]

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Appendices: Planned Parenthood et al. v. Abbott: Emergency Application to Vacate Stay

Appendices for motion filed with the Supreme Court of the United States on November 4, 2013.

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A Human Rights Crisis

Nuestro Texas is a major effort that seeks to mobilize women in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley to fight for their health and human rights. Ida was getting “desperate.” The mother of two had received a [...]

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New Report: Unsafe Abortion and Inadequate Access to Contraception in Uganda Leaves Women with Few Options

New Report: Unsafe Abortion and Inadequate Access to Contraception in Uganda Leaves Women with Few Options (PRESS RELEASE) Confusing abortion laws and reproductive health policies in Uganda have forced women to turn to unsafe abortions [...]

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Albuquerque Voters Reject Dangerous and Extreme Abortion Ban

Albuquerque Voters Reject Dangerous and Extreme Abortion Ban Center for Reproductive Rights: “Elections should never determine constitutional rights” (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights applauds voters in Albuquerque, NM for rejecting the nation’s first-ever [...]

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Fox Latino: The Choice Between Birth Control or Food on the Table: Could You Decide?

Fox Latino: The Choice Between Birth Control or Food on the Table: Could You Decide? By Jessica González-Rojas, Nancy Northup The rural community in the Texas Rio Grande Valley where Daniela lives has few options [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Reinstate Injunction Blocking Texas Law That Has Halted Abortion Services at More Than a Dozen Clinics Across the State

SCOTUS Refuses to Reinstate Injunction Blocking Law That Has Halted Abortion Services at Over a Dozen Texas Clinics Admitting privileges requirement will continue to deny Texas women of constitutional rights while case is heard at [...]

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Ending the Shame

No great leaps in medical technology will ever alter the reality that a certain percentage of pregnancies fail for natural, unavoidable reasons. What can, and what in fact must, change is the care women receive [...]

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Jansing & Co.: Albuquerque votes on late-term abortion ban

Jansing & Co.: Albuquerque votes on late-term abortion ban The Center For Reproductive Rights’ Nancy Northup discusses the implications of Albuquerque’s vote on late-term abortions.    

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Fighting for Women in Ireland

Fighting for Women in Ireland On Nov 13, the Center for Reproductive Rights joined with the Irish organization Doctors for Choice to stand with three women who were forced to leave the country to terminate [...]

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Introduction of Women’s Health Protection Act is Critical Step in Safeguarding Reproductive Rights for All U.S. Women

Introduction of Women’s Health Protection Act is Critical Step in Safeguarding Reproductive Rights for All U.S. Women Center for Reproductive Rights Commends Senator Richard Blumenthal, Senator Tammy Baldwin, Representative Judy Chu, Representative Lois Frankel and [...]

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Irish Woman Forced to Travel Abroad for Abortion Brings Case to United Nations

Irish Woman Forced to Travel Abroad for Abortion Brings Case to U.N. (PRESS RELEASE) Today the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a case before the United Nations Human Rights Committee on behalf of Amanda Mellet [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.