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U.S. Doctors Support Contraception

U.S. Doctors Support Contraception Two organizations that represent tens of thousands of doctors in separate medical fields have publicly expressed their support for expanded access to contraception. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists said [...]

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RH Reality Check: It’s Time to Draw the Line on Attacks Against Reproductive Freedom

RH Reality Check: It's Time to Draw the Line! By Nancy Northup As we approach the 40th anniversary of the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, it has never been clearer what is [...]

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Contraception Confusion

Contraception Confusion Yet another clear argument for comprehensive science-based sex education for young people in this country. A new survey finds that young adult women in the U.S. are confused about birth control—specifically, when it [...]

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Baltimore Sun: City’s pregnancy center law gets new hearing

Baltimore Sun: City's pregnancy center law gets new hearing By Andrea Walker "A federal appeals court has granted a new hearing in a case challenging whether Baltimore can require faith-based pregnancy counseling centers to post [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Resources and Materials on Refusal Laws

Center for Reproductive Rights Resources and Materials on Refusal Laws The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and other reproductive right opponents regularly proclaim that respect for religious liberty requires "conscience provisions," also known as refusal [...]

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Sandra Fluke: Life After the Infamous Limbaugh Attack

Sandra Fluke: Life After the Infamous Limbaugh Attack It's been four months since the national debate over women's access to copay-free birth control and religious freedom exploded. In February, the Obama administration confirmed its new [...]

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Barrage of Lawsuits Challenging Women’s Health Care is Just a “Political Stunt”

(PRESS RELEASE) More than 40 Catholic groups filed 12 separate lawsuits across the country yesterday challenging the Affordable Care Act's copay-free birth control benefit for all women—a move the Center for Reproductive Rights has called [...]

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Time to Get Emergency Contraception Right

The rules on who can get emergency contraception without a prescription are confusing. They don’t need to be, and they shouldn’t be, not for a drug deemed safe by government experts. A recent study, though, [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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The Real-Life Consequences of a Personhood Measure

Here we go again. Anti-choice extremists in Oklahoma are shooting for the pinnacle of reproductive rights rollbacks—a personhood amendment to the state constitution that would send reproductive rights back to the very dark days before [...]

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In re Initiative Petition 395, State Question No. 761

This is a pre-election challenge to a blatantly unconstitutional ballot initiative proposed in Oklahoma that would define a fertilized egg as a "person," thereby banning abortion and most forms of contraception, as well as interfering [...]

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Standing Behind Science…And Not in the Way

On January 20, the Obama Administration demonstrated that it wouldn’t allow religiously affiliated organizations to dodge their responsibility for the reproductive health of the women working for them. Those organizations—not churches, synagogues, and mosques, but [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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