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State of the States 2017: A Proactive Push in the Wake of Whole Woman’s Health

This report provides a comprehensive overview of state legislation enacted in 2017 restricting access to abortion and family planning services in addition to the proactive approaches state policymakers used to strengthen access to reproductive health [...]

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Hands Off Our Birth Control

The Center and a coalition of reproductive health advocates delivered over half a million public comments opposing the Trump administration’s new birth control rules. On December 5, 2017, the Center for Reproductive Rights, along with [...]

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25th Anniversary Celebration

Hundreds gathered to mark the Center's quarter-century of "conscience, heart, and courage” in the fight for women’s health and rights. When almost 500 guests gathered on Tuesday night for the 25th Anniversary Celebration for the Center for Reproductive Rights, they had much to celebrate. [...]

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Tell the Trump Administration: Don’t restrict access to birth control

Tell Trump: Don't Restrict Birth Control Access to birth control should never depend on your income, job, university, or employer's opinions. That’s why we submitted a complaint in federal court taking on the Trump administration’s [...]

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Evaluating Priorities: Measuring Women’s and Children’s Health and Well-being against Abortion Restrictions in the States- Volume II

Anti-abortion politicians have quietly passed 391 laws restricting access to abortion since 2010. The politicians that push these laws often claim that they are necessary to protect the health and well-being of women, their pregnancies, [...]

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A Proactive Vision

The Center gathered nearly 200 state legislators and advocates in Washington, D.C., to discuss strategies for advancing women’s reproductive health. What happens when you convene some of the nation’s brightest leaders in state reproductive health, [...]

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Leading the Charge

One year ago, in June 2016, the Center for Reproductive Rights won the most significant abortion-access case at the Supreme Court in decades. The landmark Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt decision struck down a Texas law [...]

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Trump Budget Cuts Harm Black Women and Kids Most

Trump Budget Cuts Harm Black Women and Kids Most In another blow by the Trump administration, proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency would disproportionately affect low-income families, especially black women and their children. Discussing [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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Expanded Global Gag Rule Is More Dangerous Than Ever

Expanded Global Gag Rule Is More Dangerous Than Ever In a reckless move that will have life-threatening consequences for women around the world, President Donald Trump has released details about his expanded Global Gag Rule, [...]

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Texas Clinic Reopens After Landmark Victory

Texas Clinic Reopens After Landmark Victory Texas has been a battleground for anti-abortion legislation for years, but the reopening of the Whole Woman’s Health clinic in Austin offers hope to countless women seeking abortion care [...]

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Trump’s Global Gag Endangers Women Worldwide

Trump’s Global Gag Endangers Women Worldwide In one of his first acts as president, Donald Trump reinstated the Global Gag Rule, a destructive policy that prohibits overseas nongovernmental organizations from providing, or even mentioning, safe [...]

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Standing Up for Reproductive Rights: A Look Back at the 114th Congress

            Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose. I am resolved that we shall win the tomorrows before us. -President Lyndon B. [...]

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Eroding Abortion Rights Is Just the Beginning

Eroding Abortion Rights Is Just the Beginning Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, and Rachel B. Tiven, chief executive of Lambda Legal, have dedicated their lives to fiercely defending the [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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