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State of the States

State of the States A daunting 47 new anti-choice restrictions were enacted in the U.S. this year. Advocates are pushing back by advancing proactive laws that protect women’s health. With the recent clinic attack in [...]

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Event: What’s the Harm? Understanding Reproductive Justice

Event: What's the Harm? Understanding Reproductive Justice NYU School of Law, October 30, 2015 Please join us on October 30, 2015 at 9:00am at NYU School of Law for What’s the Harm?: Understanding Reproductive Injustice. This [...]

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A Crucial Option

A Crucial Option Medication abortion is safe, legal, and capable of revolutionizing reproductive health care. American women have been using legal medication abortion—an early abortion method that involves taking oral medication rather than having a [...]

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Beating Back the Bans

Beating Back the Bans Pre-viability bans on abortion are unconstitutional, unconscionable, and unwarranted. Knowing why is key to defeating them. Instead of improving women’s health in any manner, laws that ban abortion at 20 weeks [...]

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Black Mamas Matter

African American women are nearly four times more likely to die in childbirth than white women. Without healthy black mothers, there cannot be healthy black families and communities. “I was hurting so bad I didn't [...]

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Fighting for Girlhood

Fighting for Girlhood Child marriage violates the rights of millions across the world each year. But the UN just took notable steps to end its ravages. At age 15, Gita should have been cramming for [...]

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Hope for EACH Woman

Hope for EACH Woman Bold new legislation in Congress would restore access to essential reproductive services for millions of women denied coverage. Five hundred dollars. That’s about what it costs for a woman to exercise [...]

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Trends to Watch

Trends to Watch It’s mid-2015. Do you know where your reproductive rights are? A new briefing explains. In just the first six months of 2015, three separate anti-choice bills arrived on the desk of Montana [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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A Vision of Health

A Vision of Health Many of the nation’s top reproductive rights voices convened in Washington, DC, to nourish our shared vision of reproductive health policy for the future. The audience clusters attentively around her as [...]

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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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The Waiting Game

Mandatory delays for abortion care hurt women. Yet they’ve become a popular weapon in the anti-choice assault on reproductive rights. Faith is a nurse from San Antonio, Texas. She has a full life—a challenging job, [...]

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A Dangerous Limit

A Dangerous Limit Women need abortion options after 20 weeks. Here’s why. Last week the U.S. House passed a bill prohibiting most abortions after 20 weeks, with only narrow exceptions for women with life-threatening conditions [...]

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Chile Looks Forward

A promising piece of legislation could ease one of the world’s most extreme abortion bans. This past March, a 25-year-old woman suffering from terrible abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding sought emergency care at the hospital—where [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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