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Justice Served

When Guadalupe took her first job as a domestic worker she had high hopes for her future. She was thrilled to be earning her own money, and often dreamed of the day she would become a mother.

Never did she imagine that in an instant her whole world would change so drastically…

Justice for Francisca

For many women, having a child is one of the best days of their lives…

Eroding Abortion Rights Is Just the Beginning

Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, and Rachel B. Tiven, chief executive of Lambda Legal, have dedicated their lives to fiercely defending the rights of women and same-sex couples…

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…

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. …

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…