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Obama Budget Continues Discriminatory Restrictions on Abortion for Poor Women, But Takes Important Steps to Promote Equal Treatment for Peace Corps Volunteers and Women in D.C.

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights has voiced disappointment today with President Barack Obama's proposed FY2014 budget, which retains a ban on coverage for abortion in the Medicaid program except under extremely limited circumstances, a policy also known as the Hyde…

UN Body Slams Abortion Laws

This month, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (the Committee) condemned Hungary for two types of abortion restrictions that are on the rise both in Europe and in the US—mandatory waiting periods and biased counseling laws…

Guardian: Philippines needs resolute political support on reproductive health

Women in the Philippines have lacked autonomy over their bodies for decades…

Under Federal Attack

The most unpopular Congress in history didn't take that title by accident or through a stroke of bad luck. The 112th Congress, which came to an end just a few months ago, earned a record-setting rate of disapproval from U.S. voters because of its legislative record.   …

The Day that Will Live in Infamy

August 1, 2012: A date that will live in infamy. Or so some religious conservatives contend. Matt Smith, president of the Catholic Advocate, solemnly declared that "August first will be remembered as the day our most cherished liberty was thrown in a government dumpster and hauled away." L…

RH Reality Check: Something to Celebrate: Philadelphia Board of Health Calls for Public Funding, Insurance Coverage for Reproductive Health Care

Less than two months into 2013, state legislators around the U.S. are aggressively pursuing an anti-choice agenda that would severely undermine—and in some cases outright ban—reproductive health care services for women. …

Extremists Target Rape Exception

Just when you thought the opponents of reproductive freedom couldn't get any more radical, they outdo themselves…

2012: U.S. in Review

Put 2012 against any year since the U.S. Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade, in 1973, and you would be hard pressed to find a period that offered as many highs and lows as the past 12 months.

Let's start with the highlights. …

Philippines Passes Reproductive Health Bill that Guarantees Access to Modern Contraceptives

A reproductive health bill that has been in the making for more than a decade was passed in both the Philippines House of Representatives and the Senate. The House and Senate reconciled their respective versions of the bill last month and President Benigno Aquino III signed the bill into…

Texas At It Again

This week, elected officials in Texas began pre-filing some of the bills they hope to pass during the 2013 legislative session…