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A Year In Review: 2009 Legislative Wrap Up (PDF)

In the United States, state legislatures wield enormous power to control women's access to abortion and other reproductive healthcare services. In 2009, as in past years, legislatures throughout the country considered hundreds of bills that would have significantly endangered women's reproductive health and autonomy. The Center for Reproductive Rights worked alongside advocates in many states to ensure that women's access to critical healthcare was not burdened by restrictive legislation.

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