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PUBLIC SERVICE EUROPE: Spain and Romania Backslide on Abortion

In recent decades—as an overwhelming preponderance of evidence has established an inextricable link between the availability of safe, legal means of ending a pregnancy and the fulfillment of women's right to health—many governments worldwide have wisely moved to lift or relax legal…

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Virginia's controversy continues

Last month, the Virginia Board of Health rightfully honored its mission to promote and protect the health of all Virginians, rejecting an unnecessary regulation for reproductive health care providers that would have forced nearly all the state's existing clinics that provide abortion services to…

Rachel Maddow Show: Reprieve for Mississippi’s sole abortion clinic

Center for Reproductive Rights President Nancy Northup sat down with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow  to talk about our fight to save the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi.

New York Times: Lawsuit Tries to Block New Arizona Abortion Law

"A group of doctors and women’s rights advocates challenged Arizona’s new abortion limits in a federal lawsuit on Thursday, claiming that they violate the Constitution and pose a threat to women’s health…

Al Jazeera: Let them have contraception

"The London Summit on Family Planning is happening on July 11. It is an initiative from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK government to build momentum from governments, private sectors and the scientific community around the world to strengthen women’s access to contraception. …

RH REALITY CHECK: Birth Control Alone Isn't Enough

In 1996, a Peruvian woman named María Mamérita Mestanza Chávez died from complications of a forced sterilization in Peru…

NPR Tell Me More: 'Unconstitutional' Miss. abortion law has to go

NPR's Tell Me More guest host Maria Hinojosa talks with Nancy Northup, the president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR)…

Salon: Imprisoned for giving birth

"Only 43 percent of births in Kenya happen in a health facility (for reference, in 2009, 98.9 percent of births in the U.S. took place in a hospital). …

Public Service Europe: Europe must fight Turkish abortion restrictions

Evidence show that abortion restrictions lead not to fewer abortions, but to increases in unsafe and illegal abortion procedures, warns campaign group