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Appeals Court Affirms Decision Striking Down Unconstitutional Abortion Ban

06.16.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of people seeking abortion care in North Carolina, upholding a lower court’s decision to strike down an abortion ban. The law [...]

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U.S. Senate Hearing Today on the Women’s Health Protection Act

Reproductive health, rights, and justice experts and advocates will be testifying before the U.S. Senate tomorrow in support of the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021 (S.1975), federal legislation that protects the right to access abortion free from medically unnecessary restrictions and bans that impede access in states across the country.

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Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA)

Equal access to abortion care is essential for social and economic equality, reproductive autonomy, and the right to determine our own lives. But, in many places, accessing abortion care is extremely difficult, and for many people [...]

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Women’s Health Protection Act Introduced in U.S. Congress to Protect Abortion Access

As members of the U.S. Congress introduce the Women’s Health Protection Act, the Center for Reproductive Rights is announcing new research showing that a solid majority of U.S. voters support passage of federal legislation that would protect the right to access abortion care throughout the United States.

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Biden’s Proposal to Lift Hyde Amendment Is a Step Toward Allowing Abortion Coverage for Medicaid Recipients

For the first time in decades, a president has submitted a budget without the Hyde Amendment, a policy that prohibits coverage of abortion care for people insured through Medicaid. It's now up to Congress to [...]

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Hyde Amendment Omitted from President’s Budget for First Time in Decades

05.28.2021 Statement from Nancy Northup, president & CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights: “Today’s release of President Biden’s budget proposal marks the first time in decades that a president has submitted a budget without the [...]

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Bill Would Require U.S. Reporting on Reproductive Rights in Annual Human Rights Report

The Reproductive Rights are Human Rights Act would ensure that the State Department, regardless of administration, is required to report on the status of sexual and reproductive rights in the Human Rights Reports.

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Federal Bill Would Promote Youth Sex Education in U.S.

May is “National Sex Ed for All” month, and the Center is proud to support a new federal bill that would provide funding to improve access to comprehensive sex education and sexual health services for young people throughout the U.S.

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United States: On Anniversary of George Floyd’s Murder, the Focus on Systemic Racism as Human Rights Violations Must Continue card link

United States: On Anniversary of George Floyd’s Murder, the Focus on Systemic Racism as Human Rights Violations Must Continue

05.25.21  Statement by Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights:  One year ago today, the world witnessed the dehumanizing treatment and horrific murder of George Floyd by a Minnesota police officer.   This event confronted American society, once again, with the brutality of systemic racism. While this chapter of racial reckoning is still [...]

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What if Roe fell?

The U.S. Supreme Court will review a Mississippi abortion ban in what is seen as a test case to weaken or overturn Roe v. Wade--despite almost 50 years of precedent. What would happen in U.S. states if the Supreme Court weakens or overturns Roe?

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Roe at Risk: U.S. Supreme Court to Review Mississippi’s Abortion Ban, a Direct Challenge to Roe v. Wade

The Center for Reproductive Rights will return to the United States Supreme Court next term to defend the right to abortion, a right recognized in Roe v. Wade.

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Supreme Court to Hear Abortion Ban Case Challenging Roe v. Wade

5.17.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the U.S. Supreme Court granted Mississippi’s request to review a case challenging the state’s ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. These kind of bans on abortion prior to [...]

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Texas Passes Ban on Abortion at Six Weeks of Pregnancy

05.13.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Texas Senate passed a bill banning abortion as early as six-weeks of pregnancy—before many people even know they are pregnant. The bill also allows anyone – from local anti-abortion [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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