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Deeply Flawed Tax Bill Ripping Health Care Away from Millions Heads to President’s Desk

Deeply Flawed Tax Bill Ripping Health Care Away from Millions Heads to President’s Desk (PRESS RELEASE) — This afternoon, Congress passed a tax bill that threatens the health and economic wellbeing of women and families [...]

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Pennsylvania Governor Vetoes Unconstitutional Abortion Ban

Pennsylvania Governor Vetoes Unconstitutional Abortion Ban (MEDIA ADVISORY) Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has vetoed an unconstitutional abortion restriction passed this month by the state House. The vetoed measure would have banned a safe, medically proven method of second trimester [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Mourns the Loss of Founder and President Emerita Janet Benshoof

Center for Reproductive Rights Mourns the Loss of Founder and President Emerita Janet Benshoof NEW YORK, NY – Janet Benshoof, founder and president emerita of the Center for Reproductive Rights, died December 18th.  “We are [...]

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Hands Off Our Birth Control

The Center and a coalition of reproductive health advocates delivered over half a million public comments opposing the Trump administration’s new birth control rules. On December 5, 2017, the Center for Reproductive Rights, along with [...]

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Trump Administration’s Unconstitutional Contraception Rules Blocked by Federal Court

Trump Administration’s Unconstitutional Contraception Rules Blocked by Federal Court (PRESS RELEASE) - In a victory for women’s health and reproductive rights, a federal judge in Pennsylvania today blocked the Trump administration from enforcing interim final rules [...]

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Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Obstetric Emergency Is Denied Freedom

Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Obstetric Emergency Is Denied Freedom (PRESS RELEASE) The San Salvador Second Tribunal of Sentence (Tribunal Segundo de Sentencia de San Salvador) has denied freedom to Teodora del Carmen Vásquez (37 years [...]

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Irish Parliamentary Committee Recommends Abortion Law Reform

Irish Parliamentary Committee Recommends Abortion Law Reform European Union Pledges 500 Million Euros Towards Gender Equality Fund (PRESS RELEASE)Today the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution—a select committee of the Irish Parliament [...]

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Salvadoran Court Hearing in Case of Teodora, Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned Postponed

Salvadoran Court Hearing in Case of Teodora, Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned Postponed (PRESS RELEASE) Teodora del Carmen Vásquez was scheduled for a sentence revision hearing today after being wrongfully convicted of having an abortion and sentenced [...]

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Over a Half-Million Public Comments from Across the Country Submitted Opposing Trump Administration Rules Threatening Access to Contraception

Over a Half-Million Public Comments from Across the Country Submitted Opposing Contraception Rules Reproductive Rights Groups, Members of Congress and Allies Delivered Massive Wave of Public Comments on Meaningful Impact Contraception Coverage Has Had on [...]

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Statement from Nancy Northup, President & CEO of Center for Reproductive Rights, on yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court order allowing the Trump administration’s travel ban to go into effect pending the legal challenges

Statement from Nancy Northup, President & CEO of Center for Reproductive Rights, U.S. Supreme Court RE: Travel Ban (PRESS RELEASE) - “We are deeply dismayed that the Supreme Court has allowed this discriminatory travel ban [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the Commencement of Confirmation Hearings on Alex Azar as HHS Secretary

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Senate began its confirmation hearings on Alex Azar for Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), President Trump’s choice to fill a post vacated by Tom Price, who resigned following an [...]

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Senate To Advance Tax Bill That Would Rob Millions of Americans of Health Care

Senate To Advance Tax Bill That Would Rob Millions of Americans of Health Care (PRESS RELEASE) — Yesterday the United States Senate Budget Committee voted to move forward on a tax bill that threatens the health [...]

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New Report: Roma Women Experience Discrimination, Receive Poor Reproductive Health Care In Slovakia

New Report: Roma Women Experience Discrimination, Receive Poor Reproductive Health Care In Slovakia European Union Pledges 500 Million Euros Towards Gender Equality Fund (PRESS RELEASE) Roma women living in Slovakia report facing discrimination, segregation and [...]

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