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Shifting the Frame on Disability Rights for the U.S. Reproductive Rights Movement

This paper is directed at the U.S. reproductive rights movement with the goal of encouraging a frank conversation about disability rights within our movement…

Texas Clinic Reopens After Landmark Victory

Texas has been a battleground for anti-abortion legislation for years, but the reopening of the Whole Woman’s Health clinic in Austin offers hope to countless women seeking abortion care across the state. …

Louisiana Facing $4.7 Million Legal Bill as State Continues to Defend Unconstitutional Clinic Shutdown Law

(PRESS RELEASE)  The Center for Reproductive Rights yesterday filed a request for more than $4.7 million in legal fees accrued during its…

Governors in Montana, Minnesota Veto Measures Designed to Restrict a Woman’s Access to Safe, Legal Abortion

(MEDIA ADVISORY) Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton vetoed two measures yesterday designed to restrict a woman’s access to safe and legal abortion.  The first (HB 809) would discriminate against low-income women by…

Louisiana Continues to Defend Texas-Style Clinic Shutdown Law

(MEDIA ADVISORY)  Despite last summer’s landmark decision in Whole Woman’s Health v Hellerstedt—which found two of Texas’ clinic shutdown laws unconstitutional—Louisiana continues to defend their identical clinic shutdown law. …

Our Work in Focus

There was a time not long ago when those of us dedicated to protecting reproductive freedom viewed the surge in attacks of 2011 as an aberration, an extreme political reaction…
Every year, anti-choice state legislators propose hundreds of measures intended to erode women’s rights to abortion and reproductive health care…
What’s the worst thing about bad ideas? They’re catching…
In the United States, state legislatures wield enormous power to control women’s access to abortion and other reproductive healthcare services. Each year, anti-choice state legislators propose measures intended to restrict women’s access to abortion, including mandatory delays, biased counseling provisions and other burdensome and unnecessary requirements. Hundreds of anti-choice bills are proposed annually and dozens of restrictive laws are passed, making it increasingly difficult for women in many states to access abortion…