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House Passes Build Back Better Act with Historic Maternal Health Investments

11.19.2021 – (PRESS STATEMENT) Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act, which includes key maternal health investments from the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021 and permanent, mandatory year-long [...]

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Over 150 State Legislators Sign Letter to Call on the Senate to Enact Permanent and Mandatory Postpartum Medicaid Investments in Build Back Better Act

State legislators across 38 states encourage congressional leadership to include permanent and mandatory postpartum Medicaid coverage for one year in the Build Back Better Act.

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Statement from Lourdes Rivera, Senior Vice President of U.S. Programs at the Center for Reproductive Rights, on President Biden’s Proclamation on Black Maternal Health Week in the U.S.

Today, President Joe Biden took a momentous step and brought national awareness to the U.S. maternal health crisis disproportionately impacting Black mothers by signing a proclamation recognizing April 11 through April 17, 2021 as Black Maternal Health Week. The proclamation [...]

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On the Adoption of the Third U.S. Universal Periodic Review

On March 17, 2021, the Center for Reproductive Rights and co-sponsoring organizations made remarks at the UN Human Rights Council commending the United States for supporting recommendations related to sexual and reproductive rights received in [...]

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Perilous Pregnancies: Health Care for Undocumented Migrant Women in the EU (2020)

A report by the Center for Reproductive Rights on the barriers in access to affordable maternal health care for undocumented migrant women in the European Union. International public health guidelines stipulate that reducing maternal mortality [...]

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Pregnant Immigrants and Asylum Seekers During COVID-19: U.S. Government Abuses at the Border and Beyond

This issue brief outlines evidence of the mistreatment of pregnant immigrants and people seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border and in U.S. immigration detention, and discusses how existing policies have created the conditions for escalating [...]

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The COVID-19 Pandemic is Exacerbating a Human Rights Crisis in Maternal Health

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Safeguarding Maternal Health and Rights in the United States During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Childbirth is the leading reason for hospitalization in the United States, and nearly 4 million births occur each year. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, so will pregnancies and the need for pregnancy-related health care. It [...]

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European governments must ensure safe and timely access to abortion care during the COVID-19 pandemic

Joint civil society statement   The COVID-19 pandemic and public health crisis is presenting grave challenges for health care systems across Europe. As European countries work to address the pandemic, protect their populations, and meet [...]

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IN THE FACE OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC, SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES ARE ESSENTIAL

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the globe – pushing healthcare systems to their limits and compelling governments and healthcare institutions to make difficult and increasingly urgent decisions about how to deliver care [...]

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Maternal Health in Louisiana

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California District Court Joins other Federal Courts in Vacating the Trump Administration’s “Denial of Care” Rule in Full

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, a California federal judge became the third judge in the U.S. to strike down the Trump Administration’s Denial of Care rule in its entirety. U.S. District Judge William Alsup also upheld the [...]

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Lambda Legal, Center for Reproductive Rights and Americans United Sue Trump Administration to Block Denial of Care Rule

Lambda Legal, CRR, and Americans United Sue Trump Administration to Block Denial of Care Rule (PRESS RELEASE) – Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights, Lambda Legal, and Americans United for Separation of Church and State [...]

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