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COVID-19 Underscores the Nonessential Nature of Abortion Restrictions

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues in the United States, unnecessary restrictions on abortion care exacerbate the already difficult circumstances under which health care providers and pregnant people provide and access abortion care, respectively.

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How State COVID-19 Orders Can Impact Abortion Access

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, state governments around the country are issuing a variety of orders that should be focused on containing the spread of the virus, protecting health care workers, and prioritizing the [...]

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Abortion is Essential Health Care: Access is Imperative During COVID-19

Abortion is essential health care—this remains especially true during the current COVID-19 pandemic. This resource developed by the Center and the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health [...]

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Abortion in Louisiana

The state of abortion in Louisiana outlined prior to the U.S. Supreme Court's 2020 decision in June Medical Services v. Russo.

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Maternal Health in Louisiana

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Serving Those Who Serve? Restrictions on abortion access for servicemembers, veterans, and their dependents

Servicemembers, veterans & their families face abortion bans and prohibitions on insurance coverage when trying to access these legal medical services. This issue brief addresses the unique barriers individuals insured under the military health insurance [...]

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Fact Sheet: U.S. Abortion Law in Global Context

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The World’s Abortion Laws: Supplemental Publications

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Fact Sheet on William Barr

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Protect, Defend, Extend: 2018 State of the States

A turbulent year for reproductive rights, 2018 saw a continuation of the nearly decade-long coordinated campaign to eliminate access to abortion and shutter clinics across the country as well as a significant shift in the [...]

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Learning from Nuestro Texas: A Community-Centered Human Rights Campaign for Reproductive Justice in the Rio Grande Valley

In 2011, the Texas legislature slashed the state’s family planning budget by two-thirds and restricted providers’ ability to participate in low-cost women’s health services. In combination with federal health care and immigration policies, this move [...]

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Beyond Abortion: Roe and Other Rights

The Constitutionally protected right to safe and legal abortion has never faced greater threat. But the Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision has implications that transcend safe and legal abortion. Roe binds together an entire class of personal freedoms, [...]

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Report: Roe and Intersectional Liberty Doctrine

Roe was a watershed decision, and became an immediate nemesis for abortion opponents. But its place in constitutional doctrine does not begin, or end, with abortion rights. Instead, Roe is one in a line of [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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