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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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We’re Mississippi’s Last Abortion Clinic, and We’re Braced for the Worst

Jackson Women’s Health Organization’s Shannon Brewer contributes an opinion piece to the New York Times describing what it’s like to be the clinic director at the only abortion clinic left in Mississippi, dealing with dozens [...]

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Women’s Health Protection Act Reintroduced in Congress: “Abortion with Dignity and Without Barriers”

In this Ms. Magazine article about the 2021 reintroduction of the Women's Health Protection Act, Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, talks about recently released polling conducted by Hart Research [...]

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Democrats reintroduce legislation to protect abortion access around the country

In an NBC News piece about the 2021 reintroduction of the Women's Health Protection Act (WHPA), Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, is quoted on the importance of WHPA, saying, [...]

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Members of Congress Introduce Bill to Protect Abortion Access

06.08.21 (PRESS RELEASE) — Today, the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA)—a bill that would protect the right to access abortion throughout the country—was introduced in the House by U.S. Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA), Lois Frankel (D-FL), [...]

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Sara Rogel: El Salvador frees woman accused of abortion

A BBC News article discusses the release from prison of Sara Rogel, a woman in El Salvador who was unjustly imprisoned after being accused under the country’s anti-abortion law. According to the report, dozens of [...]

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Convicted for ‘advertising’ abortion, German doctors are fighting to share the facts

In this CNN article about a German law that prevents doctors from “advertising for abortion,” or even publishing information on abortion on their websites, Leah Hoctor, the Center for Reproductive Rights' regional director for Europe, [...]

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The Unique Dangers of the Supreme Court’s Decision to Hear a Mississippi Abortion Case

In this New Yorker article, the author states with the Supreme Court's decision to review a Mississippi abortion ban, the most pressing question now may be not whether Roe and Casey can survive, but how [...]

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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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Center Applauds Reintroduction of Reproductive Rights are Human Rights Act in U.S. Congress

5.26.2021 (PRESS RELEASE) -- The Center for Reproductive Rights commends Senators Robert Menendez(D-NJ), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Representatives Katherine Clark (MA-05), Gregory Meeks (NY-05), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Lois [...]

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Statement on the Confirmation of Kristen Clarke for Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights

Statement from Lourdes Rivera, Senior Vice President of the Center for Reproductive Rights: We congratulate Kristen Clarke on her historic confirmation as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights and are encouraged that a bipartisan majority [...]

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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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Supreme Court agrees to hear case challenging Roe v. Wade

In this NBC Today Show segment, President and CEO Nancy Northup discusses the Supreme Court's decision to review a Mississippi abortion ban. "Supreme Court agrees to hear case challenging Roe v. Wade," NBC Today Show, [...]

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