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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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2015 State of the States: Fighting Back By Pushing Forward

Politicians in statehouses across the country continued to attack women’s access to vital health care services in 2015, introducing nearly 400 bills and enacting 47 new laws restricting access to reproductive health care this legislative [...]

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Stand Up, Fight TRAP: A Policy and Advocacy Resource to Counter Clinic Shutdown Laws

Clinics across the country are being forced to close their doors, making it even harder for a woman to get the abortion care she needs, simply because some politicians want to play politics with women’s [...]

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TxPEP Research Brief: Knowledge, opinion and experience related to abortion self-induction in Texas

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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 Voting Rights Act for Reproductive Rights?

The following article was written by Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, as part of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law's publication titled "Legal [...]

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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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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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Bans on Abortion at 20 Weeks: Unconstitutional, Unconscionable, and Unwarranted

The Supreme Court has ruled time and again that liberty is at the core of a woman’s right to control her destiny and her body, including decisions about whether ending or continuing a pregnancy is [...]

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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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The High Cost of State Bans on Abortion Coverage

Since 1976, anti-choice politicians unable to explicitly ban abortion have sought to make it unaffordable by passing federal and state bans on insurance coverage for abortion care. Today, numerous state and federal laws impose unfair [...]

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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.