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Washington Post: Will states consider new tests for 'Roe'?

"Mike Flood, the 35-year-old speaker of Nebraska's legislature, had a problem: He wanted to stop the state's well-known abortion provider from offering late-term abortions. …

Abortion Restrictions (Letter to the Editor, The New York Times, November 10, 2010)

The New York Times, November 10, 2010
Nancy Northup, President, Center for Reproductive Rights

To the Editor:…

New York Times: Contraception and Poverty

Regarding "Church and state in Manila" by Philip Bowring (Views, Oct. 22): While the Catholic Church battles secular society in the Philippines, it's important to remember that a woman's right to family planning is a fundamental human right. Any attempt to take it away constitutes discrimination…

On 'Friday Night Lights', Abortion Stigma Goes Primetime

It's evident just how much of a taboo abortion has become when a television show gets lauded as bold for having a character go through with the procedure. Friday Night Lights, NBC's gripping portrayal of life in small-town Texas, is being deservedly praised for the emotional realism with which it recently depicted a teenager's decision to have an abortion

U.S. Submits Historic Human Rights Report to U.N., but Seriously Disappoints

This week, for the first time, the United States submitted a report to the U.N. Human Rights Council, a rotating body of countries that peer-review U.N. member countries' human rights records. This submission is historic…

The Center Featured in Top 50 Birth Control Blog

"Birth control blogs run the gamut, from educational blogs for teens to religious blogs that are pro-choice or pro-life…

Associated Press: Rights group slams Philippine abortion ban

"A U.S.-based rights group urged the Philippines on Monday to reform a tough anti-abortion law that it says has spawned widespread underground procedures that kill about 1,000 women each year in the predominantly Roman Catholic country…

New York Times: Rights Group Denounces Illegality of Abortion in Philippines

"A new study of abortion in the Philippines denounces the government for keeping it illegal, causing what the authors describe as a 'human rights crisis' that victimizes tens of thousands of women every year, at…

Washington Post: Should church control health care?

Opinion pages of U.S. newspapers lambasted a decision by St. Joseph's Hospital, a Catholic institution in Phoenix, over the excommunication and demotion of a nun…

Brennan Center for Justice: Author Talk With Linda Greenhouse

Former New York Times Supreme Court reporter Linda Greenhouse talks about Roe vs. Wade, partisan politics, and the future of abortion rights.

Interviewed by Nancy Northup