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2020 Legislative Wrap up

The Center for Reproductive Rights 2020 Legislative Wrap-up provides a report of U.S. state abortion laws enacted during the year. As states were forced to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, economic upheaval, and a racial reckoning, [...]

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Fact Sheet on William Barr

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Protect, Defend, Extend: 2018 State of the States

A turbulent year for reproductive rights, 2018 saw a continuation of the nearly decade-long coordinated campaign to eliminate access to abortion and shutter clinics across the country as well as a significant shift in the [...]

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Beyond Abortion: Roe and Other Rights

With the Trump administration's efforts to appoint federal judges and Supreme Court justices to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, the Constitutionally protected right to safe and legal abortion has never faced greater threat. But the [...]

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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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Moving in a New Direction: A Proactive State Policy Resource for Promoting Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice card link

Moving in a New Direction: A Proactive State Policy Resource for Promoting Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice

Moving in a New Direction: A Proactive State Policy Resource for Promoting Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice showcases proactive policy solutions that reflect the innovation, commitment, and vision of our movements for reproductive health, rights, [...]

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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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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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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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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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Dignity Denied: Download Report

Women account for roughly 50% of the 33.4 million people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. Although the total percentage of women living with HIV/AIDS has stabilized in the last few years, individual countries, including Chile, continue [...]

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What’s Wrong with the Executive Order on Abortion Restrictions?

On Sunday, March 21, 2010, as part of the negotiations over the healthcare reform bill, President Barack Obama promised to issue a new Executive Order on abortion restrictions upon passage of the bill by the [...]

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Debunking Myths on Funding Firewalls and Healthcare Reform

Question: Does Healthcare Reform Actually Provide Federal Funding for Abortion? Answer: No. During final debate on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Joseph Pitts (R-PA), called the healthcare reform bill "pro-abortion" and [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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