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Legal Restrictions

Women of the World: Laws and Policies Affecting Their Reproductive Lives East Central Europe

This report sets forth national laws and policies in key areas of reproductive health and women's empowerment in seven East Central European countries: Albania, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Russia.

Women of the World: Formal Laws and Policies Affecting Their Reproductive Lives

A comprehensive review of measures governing the lives of nearly half the world's women in six diverse nations: Brazil, China, Germany, India, Nigeria, and the United States.

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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…