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While Anti-Abortion Lawmakers Rush to Enforce State Bans, U.S. Senator Proposes Nationwide Abortion Ban card link

While Anti-Abortion Lawmakers Rush to Enforce State Bans, U.S. Senator Proposes Nationwide Abortion Ban

The ban “exposes the pretext that reversing Roe v. Wade was about letting each state decide its own laws.” --Nancy Northup

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Statement from Nancy Northup on the Biden-Harris Administration’s Announcement on Actions to Further Abortion Access

08.26.2022 — On Friday, August 26, the Biden-Harris administration announced further actions to implement President Biden’s Executive Orders on abortion access (EO 14076 and EO 14079). Statement from Nancy Northup, President & CEO of the [...]

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Statement on President Biden’s Executive Order Securing Access to Reproductive and Other Healthcare Services

Statement from Nancy Northup, President and CEO at the Center for Reproductive Rights:  “Abortion services are now illegal in eight states, and the number of states enforcing radical bans and denying people life-saving care is [...]

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Biden-Harris Administration Issues Proposed Rule to Strengthen Nondiscrimination Protections in Health Care

07.26.2022 -- On Monday July 25th, the Biden-Harris administration issued a proposed rule implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which would restore and strengthen vital nondiscrimination protections in health care.  Section 1557 of [...]

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Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA)

The Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) is federal legislation that would protect the right to access abortion care throughout the United States by creating a safeguard against bans and medically unnecessary restrictions.

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Center CEO Calls on Biden Administration to Declare a Public Health Emergency for Abortion card link

Center CEO Calls on Biden Administration to Declare a Public Health Emergency for Abortion

Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, authored an op-ed for the Washington Post, titled “Biden must declare a public health emergency for abortion—immediately.” 

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Bill to Protect Abortion Rights Falls Short of Passage in Second Senate Vote

PRESS STATEMENT  05.11.22  Statement from Nancy Northup, president & CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights:  “This is an unprecedented moment. We are likely on the precipice of losing Roe v. Wade, and with it [...]

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U.S. Senate Fails to Pass Abortion Rights Legislation 

The U.S. Senate once again failed to enshrine the right to abortion into federal law, falling short of the votes needed to advance the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) toward passage.

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

In Wake of Leaked Draft Opinion in Supreme Court Case, U.S. Senate to Take Second Vote on Bill to Protect Abortion Rights card link

In Wake of Leaked Draft Opinion in Supreme Court Case, U.S. Senate to Take Second Vote on Bill to Protect Abortion Rights

The Women’s Health Protection Act would protect the right to access abortion in every state—even if the Supreme Court weakens or overturns Roe.

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Raising Awareness: Black Maternal Health Week, April 11-17

The week aims to raise awareness around racial inequities in U.S. maternal health outcomes.

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Historic Senate Vote Confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

PRESS STATEMENT 04.07.22 Statement from Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights: The Center for Reproductive Rights congratulates Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson on her confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court and [...]

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What We Learned in Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing

Judge Jackson's confirmation hearing demonstrates what's at stake regarding both her appointment and our constitutional democracy.

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Efforts to Advance Women’s Health Protection Act Continue After Bill Falls Short of Passage in Historic Senate Vote  

Today, the U.S. Senate voted on the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) in the first-ever Senate vote on proactive legislation to enshrine the right to abortion in federal law. The bill—which is supported by a majority [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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