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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…

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…

State of the States

With the recent clinic attack in Colorado, repeated congressional efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, and an upcoming abortion rights battle at the U.S. Supreme Court, the assault on women’s reproductive health care has become impossible to ignore…

They Almost Killed Me

When Cristina Quintanilla spoke into the microphone at last month’s Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) hearing in Washington, D.C., her voice was strong and straightforward—but underneath you could hear an undeniable uneasiness. …

A Crucial Option

American women have been using legal medication abortion—an early abortion method that involves taking oral medication rather than having a surgical procedure—for a decade and a half. …

Trends to Watch

In just the first six months of 2015, three separate anti-choice bills arrived on the desk of Montana governor Steve Bullock…

A Vision of Health

The audience clusters attentively around her as she describes a morning two years ago—taping a catheter to the inside of her thigh, lacing up her pink running shoes, and assembling a binder of emails from hundreds of women. …

Our Top Five

In the face of ongoing, aggressive attacks on reproductive freedom in 2014, we continued to give our all to protect women’s fundamental rights—with big results…

Historic Hearing on the Hill

At the end of June, the Center for Reproductive Rights led an energized group of women’s health advocates to Capitol Hill to lobby for a piece of legislation called the Women’s Health Protection Act…

Our Work in Focus

In the United States, state legislatures wield enormous power to control women's access to abortion and other reproductive healthcare services…