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All-Out Assault

All-Out Assault Today, with the recent passage of House Bill 5711, Michigan joins the ranks of a number of other states waging war on reproductive health. The bill, which is on its way to Governor [...]

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Gov. Ricky Perry’s Abortion Obsession

Gov. Ricky Perry’s Abortion Obsession Texas has some of the most abysmal reproductive health indicators in the U.S. It ranks #4 in highest teenage pregnancy rates, yet Texas still chose to slash the budget for [...]

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Anti-choice License Plate Suspended

Anti-choice License Plate Suspended A federal court halted North Carolina's offering of an anti-choice license plate to state drivers, according to a story in the Fayetteville Observer: "This court concludes ... that the state's offering [...]

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People in need of protection

People in need of protection That is where the passion and commitment of human rights defenders lies. They safeguard people of certain races or ethnicities, women, sexual minorities—all of whom have faced violations of their [...]

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U.S. Doctors Support Contraception

U.S. Doctors Support Contraception Two organizations that represent tens of thousands of doctors in separate medical fields have publicly expressed their support for expanded access to contraception. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists said [...]

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Abortion Pill: Keeping Women Safe in Iowa

Abortion Pill: Keeping Women Safe in Iowa Across the country, anti-choice legislators have tried to choke off access to medication abortion, especially its use through telemedicine. They have falsely claimed that their intent is to [...]

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Texas At It Again

Texas At It Again This week, elected officials in Texas began pre-filing some of the bills they hope to pass during the 2013 legislative session. A pre-filing certainly doesn't guarantee that a law will pass, [...]

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Opportunity for Change

Opportunity for Change In the months leading up to this election, hundreds of thousands of Americans stood up to demand an end to the relentless onslaught of attacks on women, doctors, and the rights of [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Huffington Post: Getting Reproductive Rights out of Politics

Huffington Post: Getting Reproductive Rights out of Politics by Nancy Northup, President and CEO at the Center for Reproductive Rights When I tell people that I work on reproductive rights, most immediately assume I'm engaged [...]

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The Sins of Peru

The Sins of Peru For all of the debate about whether abortion should be allowed for victims of rape, there hasn't been much discussion about the actual consequences of prohibiting abortion under such circumstances. Sadly, [...]

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Florida: A Threat to Reproductive Rights

Florida: A Threat to Reproductive Rights A presidential election tends to suck up most of the oxygen from any current-events discussion, and this year is certainly no different. The upcoming contest will have an outsized [...]

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Contraception Confusion

Contraception Confusion Yet another clear argument for comprehensive science-based sex education for young people in this country. A new survey finds that young adult women in the U.S. are confused about birth control—specifically, when it [...]

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Mississippi’s Lone Abortion Clinic Fights to Stay Open

Mississippi’s Lone Abortion Clinic Fights to Stay Open When he signed it into law in April this year, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant lauded House Bill No. 1390 as the "first step" to making Mississippi the [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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