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Politico: Politics trumps policy in health debate

"In his speech to Congress, Obama said 'no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions,' sparking another round of head-scratching about whether the legislation will actually allow federal funding for abortion…

RH Reality Check: Rights Group Calls Obama's Comments on Abortion in Health Reform "Lamentable"

"The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) is one group that has openly expressed disappointment in the process and in the President's comments on abortion funding in his speech… Prioritization Needed to Advance Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health

"A few weeks ago, Nancy Northup, President of the Center for Reproductive Rights, participated in the 15th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD),…

Daily Kos: Attention NYT Corrections Desk

Adam Bonin at Daily Kos approached the Center for information on abortion restrictions following the 1992 decision in Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Bonin writes:…

Words of Choice: Showing Intimidation of Providers on YouTube

"The Center for Reproductive Rights becomes the latest pro-choice nonprofit to discover the YouTube world with a short video on the dangers facing abortion providers…

The Journal Record: Attorney says Okla. high court will see abortion law as unconstitutional

An attorney for the Tulsa clinic challenging a 2008 Oklahoma abortion law said she believes the state's highest court will agree with the lower court that the law is unconstitutional…

OK Victory Video Clips: Stephanie Toti

Stephanie Toti, lead attorney for the Center on the case Nova Health Systems d/b/a Reproductive Services v. Drew Edmondson in the District Court of Oklahoma County, featured on KSBI-TV 52 and the Oklahoma News Report…

Coverage of the Center’s New Report: Defending Human Rights: Abortion Providers Facing Threats, Restrictions, and Harassment

The Center’s recently released report Defending Human Rights: Abortion Providers Facing Threats, Restrictions, and Harassment, which documents a four-month investigation of challenges facing abortion doctors and clinics in six states: Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Texas, has received ample coverage in the press including mentions in the Associated Press, Kansas City Star, Jezebel, CBS news radio, McClathy Washington Bureau, and RH Reality Check.

Nancy Northup, president of the Center, also submitted a letter to the editor to the New York Times in response to an article written about the murder of Dr. Tiller and the need for our federal, state, and local government to recognize abortion providers as human rights defenders.

Karen Leiter, the Center’s human rights researcher and author of the report also authored a blog post on RH Reality Check about the need for a “stronger defense on the right to choose” and the Center’s groundbreaking report.

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Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings

Center President Nancy Northup authored a blog on the Hill on Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings this week and the historical silence on the discussion of Roe v. Wade at these hearings.

"Allowing a willful haze of ignorance to cloud judicial hearings sets a terrible precedent. The Senate, and Judge Sotomayor, should reclaim and reinvigorate the confirmation process with a willingness to discuss all of the Court’s jurisprudence, including constitutional protections for abortion rights," wrote Northup.

Nancy also appeared on CNN and ABC News and was quoted in the Los Angeles Times commenting on the hearings.
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"The RH bill: Ending Manila City's war on women"

Center International Legal Program fellows Payal Shah and Jamie Gher authored an article on ABS-CBN News about the devastating impact the contraception ban in Manila City has had on its women and their families. The Reproductive Health Bill, currently being considered by Filipino lawmakers, would effectively nullify the Manila City ban if passed.

"The Reproductive Health Bill is a critical opportunity for Filipino legislators to bring the Philippines back into compliance with its binding human rights obligations--and finally cease the horrific war on women in Manila City," said Shah and Gher.

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