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Abortion: Parental Consent & Notification by State

Parental involvement laws require young women to obtain the consent of or notify one or both parents in order to obtain an abortion, forcing those who are unable to comply with the requirements to delay [...]

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Facts on Stupak-Pitts Amendment and the Threat to Women’s Health

 The Stupak/Pitts abortion ban, which passed the House of Representatives as part of the healthcare reform bill, is damaging to women’s healthcare. Our fact sheet covers six key points on the Stupak-Pitts Amendment and the threat to [...]

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Why the Stupak-Pitts Abortion Ban Is An Unprecedented and Damaging Assault on Women’s Health

The House-passed Stupak-Pitts Amendment is a serious assault on women’s health, yet many remain unaware of its radical scope and dangerous implications. The bottom line is simple: Stupak-Pitts would make it nearly impossible for private [...]

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World Abortion Laws 2009 Fact Sheet

Currently, 61% of the world's people live in countries where induced abortion is permitted either for a wide range of reasons or without restriction as to reason. In contrast, about 26% of all people reside [...]

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ICPD + 15: Commemorating Advances, Calling for Greater Accountability

The Center for Reproductive Rights commemorates the 15 year anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), celebrating advancements for women's human rights and highlighting the ICPD's role in promoting recognition of reproductive [...]

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Women in the District of Columbia Should Have Equal Access to Abortion Services

Women in the District of Columbia Should Have Equal Access to Abortion Services: Congress Should Repeal the Ban on Abortion Funding in the District of Columbia

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Federal Employees Deserve Comprehensive Reproductive Health Care

Federal Employees Deserve Comprehensive Reproductive Health Care: Congress Should Remove the Prohibition on Abortion Coverage in the Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan

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Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992): Three Judicial Views on Abortion Restrictions

                            In 1992, the Supreme Court addressed the question of whether Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision which established constitutional protection [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Why Senators Should Ask Supreme Court Nominees About Their Views on Abortion Rights

Why Senators Should Ask Supreme Court Nominees About Their Views on Abortion Rights

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The Legal Right to Abortion in Puerto Rico

The Legal Right to Abortion in Puerto Rico

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U.S. Supreme Court Case Summaries: Griswold and Leading Abortion Cases

Griswold v. Connecticut Roe v. Wade Bellotti v. Baird II Harris v. McRae Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey Stenberg v. Carhart Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England Gonzales v. Carhart Griswold [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights on Nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court

  Statement from Nancy Northup, President, Center for Reproductive Rights         New York, NY—Today, President Obama announced that he will nominate federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.  Nancy Northup, [...]

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Keep Justice in the Supreme Court: The Nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor

Fifteen years. That's how long it's been since a pro-choice president has had the opportunity to fill a vacant Supreme Court seat. It's an opportunity that none of us can miss to make sure the [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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