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In the face of ongoing, aggressive attacks on reproductive freedom in 2014, we continued to give our all to protect women’s fundamental rights—with big results. Keep up the momentum in 2015. Donate today. Here are [...]

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Black Women’s Health: A Twitter Chat with SisterSong and Ebony

Black Women’s Health: A Twitter Chat with SisterSong and Ebony How do racial disparities in health care affect women of color? This week, Ebony magazine took on the complex topic by hosting a Twitter chat [...]

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Unhealthy Initiatives

The Center for Reproductive Rights urges voters to reject anti-choice ballot measures in Colorado, North Dakota, and Tennessee. This Election Day, November 4, three states will be voting on ballot initiatives that would dangerously restrict [...]

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We Can Be Moved

From Ferguson to Geneva in search of reproductive justice. Join us for "Vote for Our Lives: What's at Stake for Black Women's Health", a Twitter chat with Ebony Magazine and SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive [...]

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Forced Sterilization in Chile

Forced Sterilization in Chile Francisca, a young Chilean woman, describes the day her only son was born as the worst and the best day of her life. The best—for obvious reasons. The worst—for reasons almost too [...]

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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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A Map of Progress

Worldwide, abortion laws have been liberalizing over the last 20 years. And the momentum is only accelerating. In a country like the United States, where attacks on a woman’s right to abortion are frequent, it [...]

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Spotlighting Racial Bias

In LaKeisha’s hometown of Atlanta, African American women die in childbirth at a rate more than three times the national average. Following an emergency c-section, LaKeisha experienced a brush with this unsettling statistic when she [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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Human Rights v. World Cup

Human Rights v. World Cup “How can we balance our love of the game with our commitment to human rights?” asks Human Rights Watch Deputy Director, Iain Levine, in his timely opinion piece in Foreign [...]

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Shaming El Salvador on the Global Stage

Shaming El Salvador on the Global Stage Manuela’s story is the stuff of nightmares. The young mother from El Salvador had not been feeling well for several years. She sought medical attention for what seemed [...]

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U.S. Backslides on Maternal Deaths

U.S. Backslides on Maternal Deaths Each year, International NGO Save the Children releases a report ranking the wellbeing of mothers and children in 178 countries around the world. An article at PBS Newshour breaks down [...]

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Contraception at the UN

A powerful new UN statement demands that women have access to affordable, quality contraceptive services and information.   The evidence is staggering. Never has there been so much data about the impact contraception can have—the [...]

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Women Must Have Control Over Their Own Bodies

Women Must Have Control Over Their Own Bodies [OP-ED] by Rebecca Brown Earlier this year France was the latest to join a handful of progressive countries to expand access to reproductive health services — with [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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