Engaging Policymakers

Game Changer

To keep calm on the evening before the U.S. Supreme Court was scheduled to issue a decision in the most significant abortion-related case in a quarter of a century, Center for Reproductive Rights attorney Stephanie Toti spent hours baking: pound cake, banana bread, dozens of cookies…

A Duty to Protect

Katia lives in El Salvador, one of several Latin American countries where the government has advised women to avoid pregnancy due to the spread of Zika virus…

Tools of Transformation

Across the United States, Black women die or suffer serious illness during and after childbirth in dramatically disproportionate numbers—three to four times higher—than do their white counterparts…

A Punishing Year

More than a dozen abortion restrictions have been introduced so far this legislative session in Louisiana. The governor recently signed one of them into law, tripling the state’s 24-hour mandatory waiting period to 72 hours…

Not Okay in Oklahoma

When Laura, a college student in Oklahoma, found out she was pregnant, she knew immediately what she needed to do…

Washington Acts for Women

“There are women languishing around the country who cannot speak for themselves. Women who've had services closed in their face. Poor women. College women…

Teresa Is Free

Last week, 30-year-old Teresa held a photograph of her young son as she took the stand. She had been separated from him for three years after being wrongfully convicted of murder following a traumatic miscarriage…

Keep Wanjiku Safe

Sign the petition to #KeepWanjikuSafe today.

A Landmark Day

The crowd was already loud and dense at 8am in front of the U.S. Supreme Court last Wednesday, a sea of purple signs whipping in the bone-chilling wind: Stop the Sham, The Burden Is Undue, Protect Abortion Access.

Trapped

I’m hoping that what we’re seeing right now is the darkest night which will bring the brightest tomorrow,” says clinic owner Gloria Grey with tears in her eyes in the documentary Trapped, a film about the impact of abortion restrictions that will premier next week in select…

Our Work in Focus

There was a time not long ago when those of us dedicated to protecting reproductive freedom viewed the surge in attacks of 2011 as an aberration, an extreme political reaction…
Put 2012 against any year since the U.S. Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade, in 1973, and you would be hard pressed to find a period that offered as many highs and lows as the past 12 months. Let's start with the highlights…
The new federal requirement that private health insurance cover the cost of birth control has generated much heated controversy these last few weeks: Congressional hearings, proposed legislation to unwind it, multiple legal actions…

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