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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…

Justice Undone

With one of the world’s most extreme abortion bans, El Salvador prohibits women from receiving an abortion under any circumstance—not in cases of rape or incest, not even to save their lives. Since 1998, dozens of women have been wrongfully criminalized and imprisoned under this law—even

MSNBC: 42 Years After Roe, Nancy Northup Sees Danger and Hope

In a powerful op-ed on, Center for Reproductive Rights president and CEO Nancy Northup takes stock of the continued fight for reproductive freedom on the 42nd anniversary of Roe

Six Reasons Why We Fight for Roe

How much would we lose in a world without Roe v. Wade? Ask a woman who’s been there…

National Law Journal Features Pro Bono Attorney Alex Lawrence

Alex Lawrence is an attorney at Morrison & Foerster who works pro bono with the Center for Reproductive Rights. He has personally logged 650 hours fighting Texas HB2, a sham law that threatens abortion access for thousands of women in the state…

Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice v. Cline

Oklahoma passed a law, which was to go into effect November 1, 2014, requiring physicians providing medication abortions to use an obsolete method that does not meet the current standard of care and is less safe and more burdensome for women than the current practice.

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Burns v. Cline (OK)

Oklahoma passed a law in 2014 requiring that physicians providing abortions obtain admitting privileges at a hospital within thirty miles of the facility where they provide care, or face criminal and civil penalties.

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What Happens Without Legal Abortion?

Center president and CEO Nancy Northup reflects on the consequences of abortion bans across the world in a thought-provoking MSNBC editorial this week…

Nancy Northup on MSNBC: Fighting for Abortion Access, All the Way to Supreme Court

What’s next in the fight against the Texas legislation that has forced a historically unparalleled reduction of abortion services? Center for Reproductive Rights President and CEO Nancy Northup appeared last night on the Rachel Maddow Show to talk about it…

Our Work in Focus

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…
Every year, anti-choice state legislators propose hundreds of measures intended to erode women’s rights to abortion and reproductive health care…
The story of Polish daughter and mother P and S is deeply complicated. P, a teenager, was raped and became pregnant as a consequence. She wanted to terminate the pregnancy and had a right to under Poland's laws…
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…

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