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Making News in Oklahoma

                In late September, the Center filed a case against a dangerous law in Oklahoma that will impose a host of restrictions on a woman's access to abortion [...]

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Rewriting Science Fiction: Editing Politics from Plan B (Nancy Northup’s Blog, The Huffington Post, March 19, 2009)

Nancy Northup calls on President Obama to restore scientific integrity to federal policy decisions regarding women’s reproductive rights, including access to emergency contraception. "After eight years of the Bush administration undermining women's health, Nancy Northup's [...]

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Female Troops Still Lack Access to Plan B Despite Its Legality (Blog, The Hill Blog, March 30, 2009)

Nancy Northup calls for greater access to emergency contraception for American servicewomen overseas. "Despite last week's victory against the FDA, military facilities are not required to stock Plan B, making the drug difficult to access [...]

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Center Deeply Saddened by Murder of Dr. George Tiller

Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights issued a statement following the shooting of Kansas abortion provider Dr. George Tiller. Dr. Tiller was murdered entering his church in Wichita, Kansas.As one of the few physicians in [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights on Nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court

  Statement from Nancy Northup, President, Center for Reproductive Rights         New York, NY—Today, President Obama announced that he will nominate federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.  Nancy Northup, [...]

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Keep Justice in the Supreme Court: The Nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor

Fifteen years. That's how long it's been since a pro-choice president has had the opportunity to fill a vacant Supreme Court seat. It's an opportunity that none of us can miss to make sure the [...]

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Take Action Against the Hyde Amendment

Take Action Against the Hyde Amendment A poor woman in Texas, relying on public assistance to make ends meet for her family, decides that she can’t continue an unwanted pregnancy. But a first-trimester abortion costs [...]

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Featured Video: Nancy Northup on CBS News

Center President Nancy Northup talks to CBS News about the Center's victory in our Plan B case against the FDA. On March 23rd a federal court ordered the FDA to reconsider making the emergency contraceptive [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Federal Court Rules FDA Must Reconsider Plan B Decision

On March 23, 2009, the Center scored a major victory when a federal court ruled that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had put politics before women's health when it decided to limit over-the-counter access [...]

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Center Calls on Obama to Strike Down Hyde on Roe Anniversary

Nancy Northup Issues Statement On this 2009 anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, the Center for Reproductive Rights calls on President Barack Obama to strike the Hyde Amendment which bans funding [...]

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New Director for Law School Initiative

Former Director of NYU’s Global Public Service Law Project to Head Center’s Law School Initiative New York - The Center for Reproductive Rights today announced that Diana Hortsch, the former director of New York University [...]

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Repro Rights Are Human Rights

Six months pregnant and feeling unwell, a poor woman goes to a state-run clinic in Rio de Janeiro for help—and is turned away. A week later, she is dead. Halfway around the world, in Hungary, [...]

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A New Era for Reproductive Rights

Statement by Center President Nancy Northup The Center for Reproductive Rights congratulates President Barack Obama on his historic inauguration. Center President Nancy Northup issued the following statement:"Today, as the world celebrates the inauguration of Barack [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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