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Equal access to abortion care is essential for social and economic equality, reproductive autonomy, and the right to determine our own lives. But, in many places, accessing abortion care is extremely difficult, and for many people [...]

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Some GOP-led states target abortions done through medication

The Center’s Elisabeth Smith, chief counsel for state policy and advocacy, is quoted in this AP article about states’ attempts to restrict medication abortion: “When we look at what state legislatures are doing, it becomes [...]

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Kansas judge overturns ban on some abortions, citing state Supreme Court ruling

This Kansas City Star article quotes the Center’s Nancy Northup, president and CEO, about a recent Court victory that threw out a law banning a standard abortion method: “Today’s decision reaffirms that ruling and ensures [...]

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A crisis moment’: States, advocates brace for new fight over abortion rights

NBC News quotes the Center's Elisabeth Smith on the state of abortion rights with a 6-3 conservative majority on the Supreme Court.

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Access to IVF for Servicemembers and Veterans

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Pregnant Immigrants and Asylum Seekers During COVID-19: U.S. Government Abuses at the Border and Beyond

This issue brief outlines evidence of the mistreatment of pregnant immigrants and people seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border and in U.S. immigration detention, and discusses how existing policies have created the conditions for escalating [...]

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The COVID-19 Pandemic is Exacerbating a Human Rights Crisis in Maternal Health

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Youth Reproductive Rights and the COVID-19 Response

This fact sheet discusses how youth access to reproductive care has been further imperiled by the COVID-19 pandemic and what governments should do about it.

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Access to Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health Care is a Human Rights Imperative During COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, human rights experts call on governments to ensure the provision of the full range of sexual and reproductive health services.

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Safeguarding Maternal Health and Rights in the United States During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Childbirth is the leading reason for hospitalization in the United States, and nearly 4 million births occur each year. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, so will pregnancies and the need for pregnancy-related health care. It [...]

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Expanding Telemedicine Can Ensure Abortion Access During COVID-19 Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, offering an essential service safely and effectively through telemedicine to minimize patient contact is a public health priority. This new fact sheet was developed by the Center for Reproductive Rights and [...]

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COVID-19 Underscores the Nonessential Nature of Abortion Restrictions

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues in the United States, unnecessary restrictions on abortion care exacerbate the already difficult circumstances under which health care providers and pregnant people provide and access abortion care, respectively.

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How State COVID-19 Orders Can Impact Abortion Access

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, state governments around the country are issuing a variety of orders that should be focused on containing the spread of the virus, protecting health care workers, and prioritizing the [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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