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New Website Exposes Motives of Anti-Abortion Policymakers

While last week’s Supreme Court decision struck down a Louisiana anti-abortion law, hundreds of restrictive abortion laws remain on the books—a new online tool seeks to hold state lawmakers accountable for promoting women’s, children’s health. [...]

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Washington Post Op-ed: Center CEO Urges Congress to Protect Abortion Access

Following the Center’s recent U.S. Supreme Court victory in June Medical Services v. Russo, Center for Reproductive Rights president and CEO Nancy Northup, in an opinion piece for The Washington Post, called on Congress to [...]

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New Trump Administration Rule Will Encourage Discrimination in Health Care

Changes Apply to the Implementation of ACA’s Section 1557 That Protects Women, LGBTQ People, and Immigrants The Trump administration just finalized a new rule that would harm health care access for women, LGBTQ people, and [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court’s LGBTQ Anti-Discrimination Ruling Comes Only Days After Federal Rule Strips Protections

Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark civil rights decision affirming that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBTQ people from employment discrimination. This powerful ruling comes only four days [...]

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Virginia Legislature Removes Medically Unnecessary Barriers to Abortion Access

Today, the Virginia General Assembly passed the Reproductive Health Protection Act, which will expand access to abortion care by repealing medically unnecessary restrictions that have made it difficult for Virginians to access safe and legal [...]

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Center CEO Urges Congress to Pass Legislation to Protect Abortion Access

House Hearing on Women’s Health Protection Act Held February 12 Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, testified on February 12 at a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives in [...]

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Record Support in Congress for Bill to Protect Abortion Access

The Women’s Health Protection Act of 2019 (H.R. 2975) has surpassed 200 cosponsors in the House of Representatives, more signers than ever before (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights applauds the more than 200 [...]

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Speak Out Now Against Health Care Discrimination

Today, the Trump administration continued chipping away at civil rights protections by proposing a rule that endorses discrimination in health care settings—putting patients’ lives and health at risk. This rule, published by the Department of [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Fully Supports New Federal Legislation to Protect Abortion Access

Center for Reproductive Rights Fully Supports New Federal Legislation to Protect Abortion Access Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights joined leaders in Congress and reproductive health, rights, and justice advocates to celebrate the reintroduction of [...]

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Center Files Emergency Motion with the U.S. Supreme Court to Block Louisiana Law

Update: The United States Supreme Court issued a temporary administrative stay on February 1, preventing the admitting privileges law from going into effect today, February 4. The Court now has until Thursday, February 7 to respond [...]

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Protect, Defend, Extend: State of the States 2018

Protect, Defend, Extend: State of the States 2018 In 2018, state legislatures continued their unrelenting attack on abortion access—our report examines those tactics, as well as how advocates are fighting back Opponents of abortion rights [...]

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Virginia District Court Rejects Bid to Halt Lawsuit Against the Commonwealth’s Longstanding Abortion Restrictions

Virginia District Court Rejects Bid to Halt Lawsuit Against the Commonwealth’s Longstanding Abortion Restrictions Decision allows challenge by Virginia health care providers to move forward (PRESS RELEASE) A Virginia federal court today rejected the Commonwealth’s efforts to shut [...]

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Council of Europe Decision Calls on Poland to Immediately Grant Women Access to Legal Abortion Care and Services

Council of Europe Decision Calls on Poland to Immediately Grant Women Access to Legal Abortion Care and Services (PRESS RELEASE)The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe today called on Poland to immediately put [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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