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Standing up Against Abortion Opposition in Nairobi

The Center for Reproductive Rights and ally organizations take a petition to the government demanding anti-abortion billboards come down UPDATE: SUCCESS! The billboards came down in May. The Nairobi County Government responded to our request, [...]

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Admitting that Abortion is Safe

Admitting that Abortion is Safe For years, extremist activists and politicians have offered up false science and feigned concern for women’s health as part of their strategy to limit abortion access. The safety of abortion [...]

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Pursuit of Justice

Pursuit of Justice The story of Polish daughter and mother P and S is deeply complicated. P, a teenager, was raped and became pregnant as a consequence. She wanted to terminate the pregnancy and had [...]

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A Battle in Arkansas

A Battle in Arkansas Yesterday, a legislature of extremists in Arkansas ignored the governor, ignored broad national support for the right to abortion, ignored the United States Supreme Court, ignored logic, and, most importantly, ignored [...]

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Anti-choice License Plate Suspended

Anti-choice License Plate Suspended A federal court halted North Carolina's offering of an anti-choice license plate to state drivers, according to a story in the Fayetteville Observer: "This court concludes ... that the state's offering [...]

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny This week, news surfaced that a conservative congressional spokesperson called for action against women lawmakers who are fighting the war on women—in particularly inflammatory and violent language. "Let's hurl some acid [...]

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Demeaning Oklahoma Ultrasound Law Defeated

When it comes to fighting for reproductive rights, there’s often no sweeter word than “unconstitutional.” It’s sounding especially sweet today: A district court just struck down Oklahoma’s demeaning and invasive mandatory ultrasound law for being [...]

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Next Stop in the Battle to End the Bait-and-Switch of Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Every year, tens of thousands of women are lured to crisis pregnancy centers in the U.S. They go having made a difficult decision to have an abortion, believing they will get the help they need. [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Advocacy in Action: Senate Defeats Blunt Amendment

Moments ago, the U.S. Senate voted 51 to 48 to block the Blunt amendment—an extreme legislative effort to allow any employer to refuse coverage of any service required under the new U.S. health care law [...]

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Poland: A Victory of Firsts

For the first time in its history, the European Court of Human Rights specifically found that an abortion-related violation amounted to inhumane and degrading treatment. The Center and its partners filed the case R.R. v. Poland [...]

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The “Protect Life Act”: Allowing Hospitals to Ignore Women

On Wednesday, February 9, the Energy and Commerce Committee will hear testimony on Rep. Joe Pitts' "Protect Life Act" (H.R. 358). The Pitts bill would prevent women from using their own money to buy abortion coverage, effectively stripping millions of women [...]

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CRR in the Field: Stephanie Toti & Suzanne Stolz

Since 1992, the Center's innovative legal work has fundamentally transformed the landscape of reproductive health and rights worldwide, and has already strengthened laws and policies in more than 50 countries. CRR in the Field is [...]

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2010 State Legislative Wrap Up

In the United States, state legislatures wield enormous power to control women’s access to abortion and other reproductive healthcare services. Each year, anti-choice state legislators propose measures intended to restrict women’s access to abortion, including [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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