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CRR Blasts Health and Human Services Secretary’s Intervention to Block FDA Approval of Plan B One-Step for Over-the-Counter, All-Ages Use

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights strongly criticizes U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' decision to intervene and block the Food and Drug Administration's expected approval of emergency contraceptive Plan [...]

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The “Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act”: A Dangerous and Cynical Attack on Women’s Health and the Right to Safe Abortion

Representative Trent Franks (R-AZ) has proposed the Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, H.R. 3541, attacking American women’s right to safe abortion under the guise of prohibiting “discrimination against the unborn.” Representative [...]

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Fact Sheet: CHARM v. Bihar

The Centre for Health and Resource Management (CHARM) v. State of Bihar is a public interest case that seeks to hold the Government of India accountable for the poor conditions in public health facilities in [...]

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Factsheet: Demand Healthcare Fairness for New York’s Finest

The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) and Detectives Endowment Association (DEA) offer prescription health insurance plans that don’t cover prescription contraceptives (birth control) but provide otherwise comprehensive prescription drug plans. The Sergeants Benevolent Association, Lieutenants’ Benevolent [...]

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Proposed Global Gag Rule Threatens Women’s Health and Lives; Undermines Democratic Values

The House of Representatives-proposed Foreign Relations Authorization Act of 2012 would reinstate a failed Bush-era policy -- the "Global Gag Rule" -- that would silence overseas community groups and health experts, preventing them from discussing [...]

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The Gains of the New Constitution: Stronger Protections for the Lives and Health of Women in Kenya

Kenya’s new constitution demonstrates several gains for the women of Kenya, including stronger protections for their health and lives. The constitution affirms that every person has the right to the highest attainable standard of health, [...]

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Fact Sheet: Nepal Supreme Court’s Landmark Decision Upholding the Right to Abortion

The Center has authored a new fact sheet on an important decision from the Supreme Court of Nepal in the case of Lakshmi Dhikta v. Nepal that upholds a woman’s right to abortion. This case [...]

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House Budget Bill Would Strip 60,000 Low-Income Women in the District of Columbia of Access to Abortion Services

The draft budget bill (H.R. 1) passed by the House of Representatives would overrule the decision of 400,000-plus voters in the District of Columbia to fund medically necessary abortions for low-income women. The bill would [...]

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New Abortion Ban Bill Would Deny Abortion Coverage to Millions of Women and Allow Healthcare Providers to Deny Life-Saving Care to Women in Emergencies

On January 20, 2011, Representative Joe Pitts (R-PA) introduced an extreme anti-choice bill for consideration by Congress.  Subsequently, on February 3, 2011, Rep. Pitts made public a revised bill.  Key problems with the bill include: [...]

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A Bait-and-Switch Attack on Reproductive Health: Radical New Anti-Choice Bill Would Deny Insurance Coverage to Millions of Women

On January 20, 2011, Rep. Chris Smith (R.-NJ) introduced extreme anti-choice legislation for consideration by Congress. While it is misleadingly called the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” (H.R. 3), current law already imposes punishing [...]

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Fact Sheet: Salenta v. Uttar Pradesh

Snehelata “Salenta” Singh v. The State of Uttar Pradesh &, Ors. concerns a case of preventable pregnancy-related injury. Due to the poor quality of care during labor, Salenta developed an obstetric fistula. Her situation worsened [...]

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Fact Sheet: Datar v. Union of India

Nikhil Datar v. Union of India concerns the denial of an abortion to a woman whose fetus was diagnosed with severe abnormalities after twenty weeks. This case challenges a specific provision in India’s existing abortion [...]

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