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Protect, Defend, Extend: State of the States 2018

Opponents of abortion rights in state legislatures across the country continued to obstruct abortion access in 2018, introducing nearly 200 bills and enacting 44 new restrictions…

The forgotten, rejected and neglected women of Pakistan: Kiran’s story.

UPDATE, January 2019: In response to the petition, the Health Department of Sindh has committed to establishing four fistula repair centers in the province to improve availability of fistula repair treatment.

Roma Women Speak Out

Segregation. Racial harassment. Physical restraint and neglect during childbirth. Roma women in Slovakia speak about their experiences of discrimination and abuse in reproductive health care facilities…

Nancy Northup Op-Ed: “Personal Liberties” Beyond Abortion are Enshrined in Roe

The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy raises serious concerns about the future of abortion access in light of President Trump’s promise to nominate Supreme Court justices who will overturn Roe v. Wade

The tragic impacts of unsafe abortion care in Kenya are all too real.

In Kenya, abortion is allowed only when the life and health of the mother is at risk or in when a trained medical professional believes the situation to be an emergency…

Hearing Recap: Judge Kavanaugh’s Testimony Confirms Hostile Record and Philosophy on Reproductive Rights

During his confirmation hearing, Judge Brett Kavanaugh faced extensive questioning about his views on reproductive rights…

Day 3: Leaked Email Reveals Judge Kavanaugh’s Views on Roe and “Precedent”

Today was the last chance for the Senate and the American public to hear Judge Brett Kavanaugh's views on the constitutional right to abortion—yet he continued to refuse to answer questions about how he views the merits of landmark Supreme Court decisions on abortion…

Day 2: Judge Brett Kavanaugh Skirts Questions on Abortion

Judge Brett Kavanaugh, on the second day of his confirmation hearing, repeatedly refused to answer questions about whether important cases on reproductive rights were correctly decided by the U.S. Supreme Court…

Kenyan Government: Stop Sexual Violence

In the aftermath of the chaotic presidential election results in Kenya in early August and again in October, more than 50 accounts of rape and sexual violence have been identified throughout Kenya—including gang rape and beatings by members of security forces and militia groups…