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Fact Sheet: The Global Gag Rule and Human Rights

Under the Global Gag Rule, the U.S. is turning its back on the human rights of women and girls around the world. Denying access to abortion does not stop women and girls from seeking abortion [...]

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Jurist: Examining the Constitutionality of Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones

Jurist: Examining the Constitutionality of Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones Stephanie Toti The US Supreme Court recently heard oral argument in McCullen v. Coakley, involving a Massachusetts statute that creates 35 foot buffer zones around abortion [...]

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New York Times: After filibuster, a star rises in Texas

New York Times: After filibuster, a star rises in Texas "She comes from a key district in North Texas, has a slow twang, battle scars and ferocity of spirit, and after one drama-filled day in [...]

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Texas Tribune: Groups weigh legal challenge to abortion bill

Texas Tribune: Groups weigh legal challenge to abortion bill "As an omnibus bill restricting abortion access in Texas makes its way to Gov. Rick Perry’s desk, opponents of the measure are already weighing the possibility [...]

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Reuters: North Dakota clinic is on front lines of abortion-rights battle

Reuters: North Dakota clinic is on front lines of abortion-rights battle "The North Dakota laws are part of an unprecedented wave of abortion restrictions passed in Republican-controlled states since the party made big gains in [...]

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New Republic: Fetal-Heartbeat Abortion Laws Are Dangerous Even If Judges Reject Them

New Republic: Fetal-Heartbeat Abortion Laws Are Dangerous Even If Judges Reject Them By Molly Redden On March 6, the Arkansas legislature enacted the toughest abortion law in the nation, banning the procedure after 12 weeks [...]

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Wall Street Journal: States Harden Views Over Laws Governing Abortion

Wall Street Journal: States Harden Views Over Laws Governing Abortion By Louise Radnofsky States are becoming increasingly polarized over abortion, as some legislatures pass ever-tighter restrictions on the procedure while others consider stronger legal protections [...]

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Wall Street Journal: Abortion Clinic Presses to Stay Open

Wall Street Journal: Abortion Clinic Presses to Stay Open By Cameron McWhirter "Mississippi's only abortion clinic says it won't be able to meet a requirement of a new state law that tightens regulations for abortion [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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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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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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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