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Looking Forward

Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles—whose tenure at the magazine has been marked by a commitment to advancing women’s health issues—moderated an inspiring discussion cohosted by the Center for Reproductive Rights. The panel included reproductive rights champions Sen…

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

(Updated 8.4.16) 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…

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…
Every year, anti-choice state legislators propose hundreds of measures intended to erode women’s rights to abortion and reproductive health care…
What’s the worst thing about bad ideas? They’re catching…
In the United States, state legislatures wield enormous power to control women’s access to abortion and other reproductive healthcare services. Each 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. Hundreds of anti-choice bills are proposed annually and dozens of restrictive laws are passed, making it increasingly difficult for women in many states to access abortion…