Funding for Reproductive Healthcare

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Victory for Women as Affordable Care Act Upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

(PRESS RELEASE) Expanded preventive and reproductive health services for women have been preserved with today's U.S. Supreme Court decision largely upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. …

Center for Reproductive Rights Resources and Materials on Refusal Laws

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and other reproductive right opponents regularly proclaim that respect for religious liberty requires "conscience provisions," also known as refusal clauses, to be built into our nation's laws…

Progress on Accountability for Maternal Health Care and Mortality in Bihar, India

In India last month, the Division Bench of Patna with the State High Court of Bihar (High Court) handed down an order holding the state responsible for failing to protect, respect, and fulfill the rights of pregnant women…

Madhya Pradesh court declares violation of women’s fundamental rights in Sandesh Bansal decision

On February 6, judges declared that the state of Madhya Pradesh had violated a woman's "fundamental right to live" when the government failed to provide proper prenatal care and maternal health services in an appropriate and timely manner. …

Blunt Amendment Would Eviscerate Health Care Coverage for Millions

Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.)…

Fighting to Ensure the Right to Food for Pregnant Women in India

In India, 63,000 women die from pregnancy-related causes every year-more than anywhere else in the world. The causes of maternal mortality are well-known and largely preventable, with malnutrition being a main contributing factor. …

Sen. Boxer Introduces Bill to Block Global Gag Rule on Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Legislation introduced last night by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and 16 cosponsoring Senators would block ongoing efforts by anti-choice lawmakers to reimpose the Global Gag Rule on abortion—and the Center for Reproductive Rights is calling on Congress to pass it.
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Reuters: Anti-abortion efforts in states hit obstacle of own making

"Henry Hyde, a champion of the anti-abortion movement, might turn over in his grave if he knew that a provision of law he authored was an obstacle to individual states banning abortion.

NPR All Things Considered: GOP Lawmakers Push for Stricter Abortion Laws

"Across the country, recently elected GOP lawmakers are pushing hard to get new abortion restrictions on the books…

KCRW To the Point: Ultrasounds, Heartbeats and the Politics of Un-Planned Parenthood

The US Supreme Court's Roe versus Wade decision legalized abortions in 1973.  But the argument over the "right to choose" versus the "right to life" has by no means been decided…