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An Open Letter to Michigan Legislators

An Open Letter to Michigan Legislators   Dear Speaker Bolger and Senator Richardville, We strongly urge you to allow Michigan voters to decide whether they support the initiative that would force women to purchase a [...]

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Appendices: Planned Parenthood et al. v. Abbott: Emergency Application to Vacate Stay

Appendices for motion filed with the Supreme Court of the United States on November 4, 2013.

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A Human Rights Crisis

Nuestro Texas is a major effort that seeks to mobilize women in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley to fight for their health and human rights. Ida was getting “desperate.” The mother of two had received a [...]

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In Pursuit of Justice

The Brazilian government still has to take big steps to fulfill the historic CEDAW Committee’s ruling on maternal mortality. Twenty-eight-year-old Alyne de Silva Pimentel, a poor Afro-Brazilian woman with a young daughter, was six months [...]

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All In With Chris Hayes: A Victory in Albuquerque

All In With Chris Hayes: A Victory in Albuquerque Henry McDonald Center president and CEO Nancy Northup appeared on MSNBC’s All In With Chris Hayes to discuss how Albuquerque voters sent a powerful message about [...]

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The Guardian: Irish abortion ban case taken to UN Human Rights Committee

The Guardian: Irish abortion ban case taken to UN Human Rights Committee Henry McDonald Ireland's continued ban on most abortions has come under attack nationally and internationally, with campaigners calling for a referendum on termination [...]

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Reuters: Uganda women unable to get contraception, dying from unsafe abortions

Reuters: Uganda women unable to get contraception, dying from unsafe abortions By Katy Nigiro NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Uganda has one of the world’s highest unmet needs for contraception, leading almost 300,000 women to [...]

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Fox Latino: The Choice Between Birth Control or Food on the Table: Could You Decide?

Fox Latino: The Choice Between Birth Control or Food on the Table: Could You Decide? By Jessica González-Rojas, Nancy Northup The rural community in the Texas Rio Grande Valley where Daniela lives has few options [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Ending the Shame

No great leaps in medical technology will ever alter the reality that a certain percentage of pregnancies fail for natural, unavoidable reasons. What can, and what in fact must, change is the care women receive [...]

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Jansing & Co.: Albuquerque votes on late-term abortion ban

Jansing & Co.: Albuquerque votes on late-term abortion ban The Center For Reproductive Rights’ Nancy Northup discusses the implications of Albuquerque’s vote on late-term abortions.    

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Fighting for Women in Ireland

Fighting for Women in Ireland On Nov 13, the Center for Reproductive Rights joined with the Irish organization Doctors for Choice to stand with three women who were forced to leave the country to terminate [...]

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All In With Chris Hayes: The GOP abortion assault in the states

All In With Chris Hayes: The GOP abortion assault in the states Center president and CEO appeared on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes to talk about the just announced Women’s Health Protection Act and [...]

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Glamour: The Women’s Health Protection Act Puts Reproductive Rights in the Spotlight

Glamour: The Women's Health Protection Act Puts Reproductive Rights in the Spotlight By Caitlin Moscatello Last week, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) presented a new bill that would make it illegal for a woman to have [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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