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Biden’s Proposal to Lift Hyde Amendment Is a Step Toward Allowing Abortion Coverage for Medicaid Recipients card link

Biden’s Proposal to Lift Hyde Amendment Is a Step Toward Allowing Abortion Coverage for Medicaid Recipients

For the first time in decades, a president has submitted a budget without the Hyde Amendment, a policy that prohibits coverage of abortion care for people insured through Medicaid. It's now up to Congress to [...]

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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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Over the Counter

Over the Counter It’s time to put birth control pills where they belong: on the shelf next to condoms, spermicide, and emergency contraception. Savannah remembers feeling “extremely uneasy” on the first day of her first [...]

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Without a Prescription

Over-the-counter birth control. It’s a great idea in theory. But how do we get there? On the first day of her first year in college, Savannah remembers feeling “extremely uneasy”—and it wasn’t just freshman jitters [...]

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Lawmakers Force Doctors to Mislead Patients

Lawmakers Force Doctors to Mislead Patients Last week, the state of Arizona further invaded the doctor-patient relationship when the governor signed a new law requiring abortion providers to inform their patients about a scientifically unproven [...]

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Crisis in the South

Over the last four years, access to abortion care has been shrinking all across the United States. In the South, the situation has become particularly dire. Last month, under the cover of night, a hooded [...]

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An “Abortion Ban” for Poor Women

An “Abortion Ban” for Poor Women Anti-choice politicians have pushed hundreds of different sham laws over the last few years, but all are designed to do just one thing: Make abortion care more difficult to [...]

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Recipe for Disaster

Recipe for Disaster Using absurd building regulations in an underhanded attempt to shutter most of the state’s abortion clinics, Texas legislators risk a public health crisis. Liposuction. Colonoscopy. Skin cancer excision. Vasectomy. A D&,C after [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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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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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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Unspeakable Cruelty

The Costa Rican government ignored its laws and inflicted brutal suffering on a woman who had every right to a legal abortion. Aurora was on the way to her friend’s house when the bleeding started. [...]

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A Sustained Assault

A Sustained Assault There was a time not long ago when those of us dedicated to protecting reproductive freedom viewed the surge in attacks of 2011 as an aberration, an extreme political reaction. But 2012 [...]

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Ireland’s Law a Modest Step Forward

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 [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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