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Bills Would Improve Access to Reproductive Health Care for U.S. Servicemembers and Veterans

Two bills were recently introduced in the U.S. Congress that would improve access to contraception for servicemembers and their dependents and in vitro fertilization (IVF) services for veterans. The Center for Reproductive Rights—as part of [...]

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A Duty to Protect

The Zika outbreak threatens dire consequences in countries that have failed to prioritize women’s health and human rights. Katia lives in El Salvador, one of several Latin American countries where the government has advised women [...]

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Fundamentally Wrong-headed

Fundamentally Wrong-headed Center for Reproductive Rights President and CEO Nancy Northup did a round of press interviews following the shocking U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. In a 5-4 decision [...]

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Oklahoma EC Law Thrown Out of Court

Oklahoma EC Law Thrown Out of Court An Oklahoma state court judge threw out a recently passed law that tried to reinstate unnecessary governmental barriers to emergency contraception. The restrictions required prescriptions for those under [...]

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The State of the States 2013

The State of the States 2013 The Landscape of Abortion Restrictions Passed in 2013 Over the past year, we have had to double the size of our team of attorneys and experts who track state [...]

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The Worst Broken Record

After a decade-long battle led by the Center for Reproductive Rights, in June this year the US Food and Drug Administration finally approved the emergency contraceptive Plan B One-Step for over-the-counter sale. Like clockwork, Oklahoma, [...]

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Tummino v. Hamburg

This case challenges the arbitrary decision of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to restrict access to emergency contraception (EC). Filing date: 01/21/2005, Re-opened 2/15/2012 Plaintiff(s): Annie Tummino, Erin T. Mahoney, Carol GiardinaKelly Mangan, [...]

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Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice, et al. v. Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy, et al.

The Center is challenging an Oklahoma law that unconstitutionally restricts adults and teens’ access to over-the-counter emergency contraceptives, by requiring adult women to show ID to a pharmacist to buy them, and teens under 17 [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Judge Condemns Latest Fed Delays on EC

Judge Condemns Latest Fed Delays on EC Just weeks after issuing a landmark decision in the Center’s epic battle to make emergency contraception available to all women without a prescription, Judge Edward Korman was back [...]

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USA Today: ‘Plan B’ contraception ruling correct

USA Today: 'Plan B' contraception ruling correct by Nancy Northup, President & CEO, Center for Reproductive Rights As a mother, I can understand the visceral reaction of many parents to the idea of teens having [...]

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UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Releases Report on Torture and Ill-Treatment in Health Care Settings

UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Releases Report on Torture and Ill-Treatment in Health Care Settings This week, Juan Mendez, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, [...]

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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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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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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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