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In Europe, Coronavirus Created an Obstacle Course for Safe Abortions

The New York Times quotes Leah Hoctor, Europe director of the Center for Reproductive Rights, in an article on how border closings and Covid-19 cases during the coronavirus pandemic have affected access to abortion services [...]

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“They don’t know our reality”: Lives impacted by El Salvador’s abortion ban

CBS News continues its coverage of El Salvador's total abortion ban and the efforts there by the Center to help women sentenced to long prison terms for having had abortions when in fact they have [...]

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These women say they had miscarriages. Now they’re in jail for abortion.

CBS News covers the Center's efforts to help women who have been imprisoned in El Salvador after being accused of having had abortions even though they claim to have miscarried. El Salvador has a total [...]

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We’re Not Going Back

“We’re Not Going Back” Center President and CEO Nancy Northup speaks with Rachel Maddow on the escalating state-level attacks on abortion Last night, Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, appeared [...]

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Trump Policies Put Women’s Futures at Risk

Trump Policies Put Women’s Futures at Risk On the evening of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, appeared on MSNBC’s For The Record with Greta to [...]

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Women’s Strike Defeats Abortion Ban in Poland

Women’s Strike Defeats Abortion Ban in Poland On October 3, seven million women in Poland went on strike, outraged by a proposal that would completely ban abortion—and punish women who end a pregnancy with up [...]

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Pakistan Addresses High Rate of Fistula

Pakistan Addresses High Rate of Fistula The high court in Pakistan’s Sindh region is facing the country’s first case to seek recognition of the widespread incidence of obstetric fistula as a violation of women’s fundamental [...]

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Nancy Northup on MSNBC: Stop the Deception

Nancy Northup on MSNBC: Stop the Deception Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, appeared on a segment of MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry show to debate the continued public funding of “crisis pregnancy centers”—phony [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Texas Policy Harms Undocumented Women

Texas Policy Harms Undocumented Women Undocumented women in Texas often do not seek needed health care for fear of being stopped at checkpoints, while others are refused care due to their undocumented status. But in [...]

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Nancy Northup in Time: It’s Personal, Not Political

Nancy Northup in Time: It’s Personal, Not Political A new study on fetal survival rates underscores the highly individual nature of reproductive health decisions and the importance of entrusting these decisions to those most affected [...]

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Op-Ed: Abortion ID Bill Unfairly Targets Immigrants

Op-Ed: Abortion ID Bill Unfairly Targets Immigrants The following was published in the Austin American Statesman on Tuesday, May 26: My name is Vero Higareda. I am 21 years old. I am an immigrant Latina. [...]

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PassBlue: Will Women’s Reproductive Rights Be Dropped in the Post-2015 Agenda?

PassBlue: Will Women’s Reproductive Rights Be Dropped in the Post-2015 Agenda? Rebecca Brown The United Nations’ post-2015 development agenda is the next phase of the Millennium Development Goals, which provided a 15-year road map to [...]

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New York Times: Abortion Providers in Texas Sue Over a Restrictive Rule That Could Close Clinics

New York Times: Abortion Providers in Texas Sue Over a Restrictive Rule That Could Close Clinics Erik Eckholm Health clinics offering abortions in Texas filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday to block a new state [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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