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Senate Votes Against ‘Skinny Repeal’ Bill and Gutting Women’s Health Care

(PRESS RELEASE)—Last night, the United States Senate voted against a ‘skinny repeal’ bill that would have rolled back aspects of the Affordable Care Act and defunded Planned Parenthood, decimating women’s health care access and affordability while kicking 15 million off their health care…

Senate’s ‘Skinny Repeal’ Proposal Another Dangerous Attempt to Unravel Health Care for Millions of American Women

(PRESS RELEASE)—The Senate this week plans to once again take up legislation that would kick millions of Americans off their health care over the next decade and would decimate access to essential services for American women and send the insurance market into a death spiral…

Senate Votes to Advance Debate on Measures to Repeal ACA with Devastating Impact for Women’s Health Care

(PRESS RELEASE)—Today, the United States Senate voted in favor of advancing  debate on legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA)…

Senate Republicans Keep Up Attack on Women’s Health Care Access and Services in Latest Devastating Proposal

(PRESS RELEASE) – After pulling their initial health care proposal, Senate Republicans today introduced a revised health care bill that keeps the earlier provisions that would gut women’s access to basic health care services -- including maternity care and cancer screenings -- and…

Center for Reproductive Rights Challenges Louisiana Clinic Shutdown Laws One Year After Historic Supreme Court Decision

(PRESS RELEASE) — The Center for Reproductive Rights today filed a new lawsuit against the state of Louisiana’s clinic licensing…

Senate Republicans Unveil Dangerous Health Care Bill Which Robs Millions of Health Care, Withholds Abortion Coverage for Virtually All Women in the United States

(PRESS RELEASE) Senate Republicans today unveiled their health care bill that dismantles the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and pushes health care out of reach for millions of people. …

Trump Budget Cuts Harm Black Women and Kids Most

In another blow by the Trump administration, proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency would disproportionately affect low-income families, especially black women and their children.

Expanded Global Gag Rule Is More Dangerous Than Ever

In a reckless move that will have life-threatening consequences for women around the world, President Donald Trump has released details about his expanded Global Gag Rule, which virtually restricts all global health assistance provided by the U.S. federal government…

Our Work in Focus

The new federal requirement that private health insurance cover the cost of birth control has generated much heated controversy these last few weeks: Congressional hearings, proposed legislation to unwind it, multiple legal actions…
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…