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Oklahoma Supreme Court Blocks State Law Aimed at Criminalizing Women’s Health Care Providers

(PRESS RELEASE) The Oklahoma Supreme Court today blocked an omnibus measure that would have targeted women’s health care providers with onerous criminal penalties…

Government of Ecuador Absent at Inter-American Commission Hearing on Sexual Violence in Schools

(PRESS RELEASE) The Ecuadorian government remains silent on endemic sexual violence in schools, failing to attend a hearing this week in Washington D.C…

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Holds Hearing On Wrongful Imprisonment of Salvadoran Women Who Miscarry

(PRESS RELEASE) Reproductive rights advocates testified today in Washington, D.C…

A Voting Rights Act for Reproductive Rights?

The following article was written by Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, as part of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law's publication titled "Legal Change: Lessons from America’s Social Movements," in celebration of the Brennan…

Letter to Kerry on Las 17 in El Salvador

Letter to Kerry on Las 17 in El Salvador…

United States Rejects Calls by U.N. Human Rights Council to End Harmful Restrictions on Reproductive Rights

(PRESS RELEASE) This week the United States government rejected recommendations from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Norway, and Belgium urging the Obama administration to implement the Helms Amendment correctly—preventing women worldwide from accessing safe, legal reproductive…

Beating Back the Bans

Instead of improving women’s health in any manner, laws that ban abortion at 20 weeks wrest fundamental decision-making rights from women and the health providers they trust and place them in the hands of politicians…

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…