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Legislators, Advocates and Experts Collaborate at Center’s State Leadership Summit

The Center for Reproductive Rights held its State Leadership Summit on October 5, bringing together state legislators and advocates from across the U.S. to create new networks, share information, build skills, and forge policy change to advance reproductive health, rights and justice. The summit—the [...]

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European Parliament Votes to Condemn Texas Abortion Ban

Denouncing the Texas law as “a strong attack on women’s freedom,” the European Parliament passes an “urgency resolution” and calls on the U.S. to protect abortion access.

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In Historic Vote, U.S House Passes Women’s Health Protection Act

In an historic step forward for abortion rights and access, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) in the first ever congressional vote on proactive, standalone legislation to protect abortion rights. The bill, passed by a 218-211 vote, safeguards abortion access [...]

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U.S. House to Take Historic Vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act

he U.S. House of Representatives will soon hold its first-ever vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA). When enacted, WHPA will safeguard abortion access from state-level bans and restrictions. This vote will mark the first time the House has voted on proactive abortion legislation in nearly three decades. 

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U.S. House Passes Spending Bill Free of Hyde Amendment for First Time in Decades

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives passed a federal spending bill without the Hyde Amendment, a policy that has

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Hearing Recap: Witnesses Urge Congress to Pass the Women’s Health Protection Act card link

Hearing Recap: Witnesses Urge Congress to Pass the Women’s Health Protection Act

In a hearing chaired by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) in the U.S. Senate, reproductive health, rights, and justice advocates and experts testified in support of the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), a federal bill to protect the right to access abortion throughout the United States.

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U.S. Senate Holds Hearing on the Women’s Health Protection Act

Reproductive health, rights, and justice experts and advocates will be testifying before the U.S. Senate tomorrow in support of the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021 (S.1975), federal legislation that protects the right to access abortion free from medically unnecessary restrictions and bans that impede access in states across the country.

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Women’s Health Protection Act Introduced in U.S. Congress to Protect Abortion Access

As members of the U.S. Congress introduce the Women’s Health Protection Act, the Center for Reproductive Rights is announcing new research showing that a solid majority of U.S. voters support passage of federal legislation that would protect the right to access abortion care throughout the United States.

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Biden’s Proposal to Lift Hyde Amendment Is a Step Toward Allowing Abortion Coverage for Medicaid Recipients card link

Biden’s Proposal to Lift Hyde Amendment Is a Step Toward Allowing Abortion Coverage for Medicaid Recipients

For the first time in decades, a president has submitted a budget without the Hyde Amendment, a policy that prohibits coverage of abortion care for people insured through Medicaid. It's now up to Congress to [...]

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Bill Would Require U.S. Reporting on Reproductive Rights in Annual Human Rights Report

The Reproductive Rights are Human Rights Act would ensure that the State Department, regardless of administration, is required to report on the status of sexual and reproductive rights in the Human Rights Reports.

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Federal Bill Would Promote Youth Sex Education in U.S.

May is “National Sex Ed for All” month, and the Center is proud to support a new federal bill that would provide funding to improve access to comprehensive sex education and sexual health services for young people throughout the U.S.

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Add Your Voice to End the Trump-era “Domestic Gag Rule” by May 17

Monday, May 17, is the final day for the public to submit comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on the Biden Administration’s proposed rule change that would end the Trump-era “domestic gag rule.” The domestic gag rule targets the Title X family planning program with regulations limiting access to reproductive health care services.

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Bills Would Improve Access to Reproductive Health Care for U.S. Servicemembers and Veterans

Two bills were recently introduced in the U.S. Congress that would improve access to contraception for servicemembers and their dependents and in vitro fertilization (IVF) services for veterans. The Center for Reproductive Rights—as part of [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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