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Minnesota Court of Appeals Protects Insurance Coverage for Low-Income Women

(PRESS RELEASE) The Minnesota Court of Appeals today upheld a district court decision which dismissed a conservative legal group’s discriminatory efforts to end state insurance coverage of medically-necessary abortion services for low-income women in Minnesota…

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Challenges to Birth Control Benefits in Affordable Care Act

(PRESS RELEASE) The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments today in two for-profit companies’ lawsuits against the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit—a critical component of the health care law’s expansion of preventive health care services for all women…

Federal Court Permanently Strikes Down Arkansas 12-Week Abortion Ban as Unconstitutional

(PRESS RELEASE) A federal district judge permanently struck down an Arkansas law banning abortion at 12 weeks of pregnancy

New Federal Bill Restores Vital Health Care Services to Immigrant Women and Families

(PRESS RELEASE) Today Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) introduced the HEAL Immigrant Women and Families Act, a new federal bill that would reestablish health coverage options and health care services for immigrant women and their families…

Dane County, Wisconsin Board of Supervisors Passes Resolution in Support of Federal Women’s Health Protection Act

(PRESS RELEASE)  The Dane County (WI) Board of Supervisors voted to support a resolution late yesterday which urges the U.S…

Two More Texas Health Centers Forced to Close in Wake of Unconstitutional Abortion Restrictions Passed Last Summer

(PRESS RELEASE) Whole Woman’s Health announced the closure of its McAllen and Beaumont health centers today, leaving East Texas and the Rio Grande Valley without a single reproductive health care clinic providing abortion care.  These closures are a direct result of the disingenuous and…

New Lawsuit Challenges Arizona’s Unconstitutional Restrictions on Non-Surgical Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Women’s health care providers filed a federal lawsuit late yesterday challenging Arizona’s unconstitutional restrictions on a non-surgical method of ending a pregnancy in its earliest stages using medication—restrictions that at best would make it harder, more dangerous, and…

Obama Budget Calls for Expanded Abortion Coverage for D.C. Women and Peace Corps Volunteers, but Still Leaves Millions of Low-Income Women Behind

(PRESS RELEASE) President Barack Obama's proposed FY2015 budget released today shows mixed support for equal health care coverage for women who need affordable, medically necessary abortion services. …

Harmful Alaska regulation that discriminates against low-income women temporarily blocked

(PRESS RELEASE) An Alaska Superior Court has extended the Temporary Restraining Order which temporarily blocks a harmful regulation that could…

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest in Court to Protect Abortion Access for Low Income Women in Alaska

(PRESS RELEASE) Today Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, represented by the Center for Reproductive Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU),  Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and Susan Orlansky of Anchorage, filed a lawsuit in Alaska Superior Court challenging…