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Abortion-Rights Bill Blocked in U.S. Senate

Multiple media outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Politico, Vox and more, reported on the U.S. Senate’s failure to advance the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA). The Center is a long-time [...]

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Colombia High Court Votes to Decriminalize Abortion, Adding to Regional Momentum

Multiple news sources reported on the ruling by Colombia’s Constitutional Court to decriminalize abortion. Colombia is the third country in the region, following Agentina and Mexico, to take steps toward decriminalizing abortion.  The lawsuit was [...]

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In Poland, “Women Are Paying A High Price For The Rule Of Law Crisis”

France24 reported on a top European court’s decision allowing the European Union to block funds to member states that don’t follow EU laws. Poland, which has regressed on human rights--including reproductive rights--in recent years, is [...]

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Opinion: Stop harassment of women, girls seeking abortion care

Evelyne Opondo, Senior Regional Director for Africa at the Center for Reproductive Rights, wrote an op-ed in the Daily Nation on the need for the Kenyan government to align the penal code with the Kenyan [...]

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Breyer’s Replacement Will Be “Incredibly Important,” Says Top Reproductive Rights Advocate

Nancy Northup was interviewed by MSNBC’s Ali Velshi about the retirement of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. Northup calls Breyer a “great champion” of reproductive rights who has authored many critical abortion rights decisions. As the Supreme [...]

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Opinion: The handling of the Texas abortion case is an embarrassment for the federal judiciary

The Washington Post quoted Center senior counsel Marc Hearron in an opinion piece claiming that the recent rulings by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court in the Center’s case challenging [...]

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49 Years Since Roe v. Wade: Will it Survive?

Nancy Northup was interviewed on MSNBC’s The Cross Connection with Tiffany Cross about the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the state of abortion access in America. Northup stated “Let’s take up the gauntlet [...]

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Supreme Court Deals Clinics New Rebuff on Texas Abortion Law

This Bloomberg Law piece reported on the Supreme Court's latest ruling refusing to take action on Texas's unconstitutional abortion ban, quoting the Center's Nancy Northup, who said the Court "is allowing the state of Texas [...]

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The Decriminalization Of Abortion Advances in Latin America Despite the Difficulties

Several Latin American countries, including Mexico, Chile, and Argentina, have recently taken steps to expand abortion access. In Colombia, the Center and its Colombian-based partners have brought a lawsuit to decriminalize abortion. The question currently [...]

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Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Calls Attention to Potential Harms of Overturning Ruling

Ebony quoted Breana Lipscomb, the Center’s Senior Advisor for Maternal Health and Rights, on the harms Black women would face if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. If Roe falls, Lipscomb explains, “Pregnant Black [...]

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Abortion Rights at a Crossroads

This "VOA Our Voices" segment by Voice of America (VOA) Africa discusses the impact on abortion rights in Africa if the U.S. Supreme Court overrules Roe v. Wade. The feature highlights stories of unsafe and [...]

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Julie Rikelman Named To The Badass 50 List

InStyle named the Center’s Julie Rikelman, Senior Director of U.S. Litigation, to it’s Badass 50 list, which honors women who are making the world a better place. Rikelman earned the #2 spot for defending the [...]

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Appeals court sees little urgency in speeding up challenge to Texas abortion ban after contentious hearing

CNN reported on the "tense" hearing held January 7 in which the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals signaled that -- for now -- it was likely to keep the Texas abortion case out of [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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