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Center for Reproductive Rights, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Call on Florida Governor to Veto Bill Forcing Women to Delay Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE)—The Florida Senate today passed a measure which forces a woman to wait 24 hours and make two separate trips before she is able to obtain a safe and legal abortion.  Today’s vote comes two days after the Florida House passed the same measure…

Human Trafficking Bill Passes Senate Without Expanding Restrictions on Abortion Services for Survivors

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the U.S. Senate voted to pass legislation intended to help survivors of human trafficking that retains harmful restrictions on abortion care for survivors…

Congresswoman Lujan Grisham Introduces Federal Bill Restoring Vital Health Care Services to Immigrant Women and Families

(PRESS RELEASE)—Women’s health advocates, health care providers, and immigrant’s rights leaders applaud Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) for introducing the “Health Equity and Access under the Law (HEAL) for Immigrant Women and Families Act of 2015.” This groundbreaking legislation…

Florida Politicians Advance Demeaning Law Forcing Women to Wait 24 Hours, Make Two Trips Before Obtaining Abortion Care

(PRESS RELEASE) The Florida House of Representatives today passed a measure which would force a woman to wait 24 hours before seeking safe and legal abortion and make two separate trips to her health provider before she is able to receive safe, legal abortion

El Salvador Must Respond to Charges of Human Rights Violations Related to Woman’s Imprisonment and Death Under Criminal Abortion Ban

(PRESS RELEASE) The Salvadoran government has been ordered to respond to human rights violations and its role in the death of a woman known as “Manuela” who miscarried, was wrongfully accused of seeking an unsafe abortion, was sent to prison and died less than a year later behind…

A is For Presents ‘Broadway Acts For Women’ Star-Studded Karaoke Event

New York City—Reproductive rights advocacy organization A is For is bringing together stars of stage and screen with “Broadway Acts for Women: A Star-Studded Night of Karaoke and Comedy” on May 3, 2015 to benefit the

Dominican Republic Abortion Law Debated in Supreme Court

(PRESS RELEASE) Despite progress made by the Dominican Republic last year decriminalizing abortion in limited circumstances, the Supreme Court will hold a judicial hearing today to discuss three different constitutional challenges to the new law…

U.S. Senate Passes Medicare Bill with Abortion Coverage Restrictions Attached

(PRESS RELEASE) Last night the U.S. Senate approved a bill designed to change how Medicare reimburses physicians that includes harmful abortion coverage restrictions—despite laudable efforts by Senators who support women’s affordable access to reproductive health care…

Center for Reproductive Rights Releases New PSA Featuring Artist and Actress Jemima Kirke

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights released a new PSA featuring British artist and actress Jemima Kirke.

Oklahoma Becomes Second State to Criminalize Doctors for Providing Safe and Common Method of Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed a measure into law late yesterday which bans the safest and most commonly used method of ending a pregnancy in the second trimester—a law that could force some women to either undergo additional invasive unnecessary procedures, incur…