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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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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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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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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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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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CRR-CLS Fellowship Suspended

CRR-CLS Fellowship Suspended Sensing an important need to cultivate new, cutting edge scholarship and teaching on reproductive health, rights and justice, the Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) and Columbia Law School (CLS) formed a [...]

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Joint Statement with URGE regarding Teen Abortion Restrictions

Joint Statement with URGE regarding Teen Abortion Restrictions The Center for Reproductive Rights and URGE: Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity call on Texas lawmakers to reject attempts to make it harder for young people [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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