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U.N. General Assembly Adopts Resolution to End Child, Early, and Forced Marriage Worldwide

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) reaffirmed its commitment to eliminating child, early and forced marriage globally with a new resolution that calls on states to strengthen laws and policies to protect women and girls from this harmful practice…

New Report: 2016 a Pivotal Year for Women’s Reproductive Rights, with Many Battles Ahead

(PRESS RELEASE) Women across the nation saw their constitutional right to safe, legal abortion reaffirmed in 2016, yet continue to face obstacles accessing the full range of reproductive health care services and will continue to face challenges in 2017—according to a new report from the…

2016 State of the States: A Pivotal Time for Reproductive Rights

Politicians in statehouses across the country continued to attack women’s access to vital health care services in 2016, introducing more than 500 bills and enacting more than 60 new laws restricting access to reproductive health care this legislative session. 2016 State of the

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…
"TRAP" (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) laws single out the medical practices of doctors who provide abortions and impose on them requirements that are different and more burdensome than those…
In their efforts to make abortion inaccessible to as many women as possible, anti-choice forces have focused on burdening minors' access to abortion…
In Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court held that bans on abortion are unconstitutional…