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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…

LA Times: Antiabortion measures flooding state legislatures

"Energized by Republican gains in the last election and still stinging from the passage of President Obama's healthcare overhaul, conservative lawmakers in statehouses around the country have put forward a torrent of measures aimed at restricting abortion

House Approves No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, Resuming Attacks on Abortion Coverage

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the House of Representatives voted to approve Representative Chris Smith’s anti-choice legislation “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.” Through tax penalties on insurance plans that cover abortion, the bill raises taxes on millions of American families…

CRR in the Field: Adriana Lamačková

Since 1992, the Center's innovative legal work has fundamentally transformed the landscape of reproductive health and rights worldwide, and has already strengthened laws and policies in more than 50 countries…

Ms. Magazine: DC Mayor Arrested for Protesting City Federal Budget Riders

"Yesterday U.S Capitol police officers arrested Washington DC Mayor Vincent Gray (D) for protesting the Congressional budget deal that would place restrictive riders on the city budget…

Huffington Post: The Budget Resolution Is a Blow to Women in D.C.

Too often in Washington, women's health is used as the bargaining chip in political skirmishes and too often, low-income women pay the price…

House Budget Bill Would Strip 60,000 Low-Income Women in the District of Columbia of Access to Abortion Services

The draft budget bill (H.R. 1) passed by the House of Representatives would overrule the decision of 400,000-plus voters in the District of Columbia to fund medically necessary abortions for low-income women…