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Mississippi Governor Bryant Signs Dangerous and Unconstitutional Ban on Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed into law today a measure banning abortion in the state after 20 weeks of pregnancy—with zero exceptions for survivors of rape or incest and only an extremely narrow exception for medical emergencies and lethal fetal abnormalities…

Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Severely Restricting Access to Medication Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Less than a year after the courts overturned Oklahoma’s attempt to ban safe and legal medication abortion in the state, Governor Mary Fallin signed into law today restrictions on women’s access to a non-surgical method of ending a pregnancy in its earliest stages using…

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Update: A state judge just temporarily reinstated the two doctors' admitting privileges. But the fight is far from over. The case is still moving forward. We will continue to keep you updated.

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Every year, anti-choice state legislators propose measures intended to restrict women's access to abortion, including mandatory delays, biased counseling provisions and other burdensome and unnecessary requirements. On average, more than six hundred bills are proposed annually and dozens are passed, making it increasingly difficult for women in many states to access abortion…
In the United States, state legislatures wield enormous power to control women's access to abortion and other reproductive healthcare services…
The U.S. spends at least twice as much per capita on healthcare than almost every other western industrialized country.  Yet, the U.S. has some of the widest disparities in health outcomes…
Human Rights defenders are the activists, including journalists, lawyers, judges, and healthcare providers, whose work allows others to exercise their human rights…
Young women face particular obstacles to accessing reproductive health services and information…
An important component of the Center's work is ensuring that the United States lives up to its human rights commitments related to reproductive rights. The U.S…
The right to obtain and use contraceptives is part of the fundamental right to privacy guaranteed by the United States Constitution…
In their efforts to make abortion inaccessible to as many women as possible, anti-choice forces have focused on burdening minors' access to abortion…