Engaging Policymakers

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Texas Latinas Rising

On Monday, March 9, 2015, the forecast for the Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas called for heavy rain and thundershowers—with dangerous flash flooding predicted in the string of border communities that stretch along the Rio Grande in the state’s southernmost tip…

An “Abortion Ban” for Poor Women

Anti-choice politicians have pushed hundreds of different sham laws over the last few years, but all are designed to do just one thing: Make abortion care more difficult to obtain…

How (Not) to Protect Women

The notorious Texas law known as HB2 has closed more than half of the health clinics that provide abortion care in that state…

Moving in a New Direction

Forced ultrasound. 72-hour waiting periods. Medically unnecessary clinic requirements. We often hear about the outrageousness of anti-abortion laws. Where are the proactive policies that improve women’s reproductive lives?…

Miscarriage of Justice

Last week, Guadalupe spent her first night at home as a free woman following seven years in prison. After mounting international and local pressure prompted the Salvadoran government to issue a pardon in her case, she was quietly released…

Colorado Proposes Ultimate Sham Law

Extremist Colorado politicians are making a risky move with a new piece of sweeping anti-choice legislation that could actually end up alienating moderate voters, according to a recent article in RH Reality Check

Webinar Series with LSRJ & Ipas

We're partnering with the Law Students for Reproductive Rights to bring you another webinar series this spring! Join us for “The World's Abortion Laws Map,” the first webinar of the series on Wednesday, March 4th at 4pm PT/7pm ET…

A Bold Vision for Texas

If you don’t know where the Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas is, get out a map. Trace your finger down to the southernmost point of the state where it plunges toward Mexico…

Reproductive Rights in a New Era

You’re invited to the upcoming symposium, “Reproductive Rights in a New Era: Transitioning from Casey to the 21st Century” on Friday, February 13th at Penn Law School…

Helms Hurts

For Roselyn, a reproductive health care worker in Uganda—where abortion is legal in some circumstances but very difficult to access—death is an everyday part of her job due to the high incidence of unsafe abortions…

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…
Every year, anti-choice state legislators propose hundreds of measures intended to erode women’s rights to abortion and reproductive health care…
Six years ago this week, the Center for Reproductive Rights won a groundbreaking victory for the women of Peru and around the world . For the first time, an international human rights body condemned a country for failing to provide abortion services that were both legal and essential to the health of a woman, violating her fundamental human rights in the process…

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