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Reuters: IWD 2014: No equality without reproductive autonomy

Earlier this year, France’s National Assembly moved to amend its country’s laws to reaffirm women’s absolute right to end a pregnancy through the first 12 weeks and, furthermore, criminalize any attempts to obstruct this right…

Associated Press: Arizona sued over rules limiting abortion drug use

PHOENIX (AP) — Abortion providers said Wednesday that they have sued the state of Arizona to try to block new state rules limiting the use of the most common abortion drugs…

Jurist: Examining the Constitutionality of Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones

The US Supreme Court recently heard oral argument in McCullen v. Coakley, involving a Massachusetts statute that creates 35 foot buffer zones around abortion clinic entrances and driveways…

Think Progress: NPR Host Speaks Out About Her Illegal Abortion: ‘I Am Saying To All Women, Stand Up For Your Rights’

Dee Dee Bridgewater, an award-winning jazz singer who hosts a syndicated NPR show, is publicly sharing the story of having an illegal abortion…

A Call to Pass the #ActforWomen

Nancy Kaufman, the CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women, makes an impassioned call on Congress to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act in an op-ed that appeared on

New York Times: Spain’s regressive abortion bill

Regarding “Spain’s alarming abortion debate” (Editorial, Jan. 18): When a country severely restricts women’s access to abortion, as Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is proposing in Spain, it shames and stigmatizes all women who may need to end a pregnancy…

New York Magazine: Watch Mark Ruffalo Talk About Abortion Rights

Mark Ruffalo has been a known abortion rights advocate for about a year. But now he’s on tape — just in time for the 41st anniversary of Roe v…

Talking Points Memo: Roe V. Wade Anniversary: Fights Over Abortion Are Often One-Sided

Politicians in the U.S. House of Representatives have already made it clear that—once again—one of their top priorities for the new year will be to continue their relentless assault on women’s health and rights…

MSNBC: Victory in North Carolina

The Center for Reproductive Right’s Nancy Northup appeared on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show just hours after a federal judge permanently blocked an unconstitutional forced ultrasound law that did nothing to further the health and safety of women and served only to shame them out of their…

Rolling Stone: The Stealth War on Abortion

On the morning of December 11th, Gretchen Whitmer, the charismatic 42-year-old minority leader of the Michigan Senate, stood before her colleagues in the Statehouse in Lansing, and told them something she'd told almost no one before. "Over 20 years ago, I was a victim of rape," she said…