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The Guardian: Irish abortion ban case taken to UN Human Rights Committee

Ireland's continued ban on most abortions has come under attack nationally and internationally, with campaigners calling for a referendum on termination rights, and UN intervention…

Reuters: Uganda women unable to get contraception, dying from unsafe abortions

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Uganda has one of the world’s highest unmet needs for contraception, leading almost 300,000 women to seek backstreet abortions each year - with many dying as a result, the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) said in a new report released on Wednesday. …

Fox Latino: The Choice Between Birth Control or Food on the Table: Could You Decide?

The rural community in the Texas Rio Grande Valley where Daniela lives has few options for health care. So when the mobile clinic that once visited her community stopped coming, services stopped with it…

Jansing & Co.: Albuquerque votes on late-term abortion ban

The Center For Reproductive Rights’ Nancy Northup discusses the implications of Albuquerque’s vote on late-term abortions…

All In With Chris Hayes: The GOP abortion assault in the states

Center president and CEO appeared on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes to talk about the just announced Women’s Health Protection Act and how we finally have a bill that will actually protect women’s health. …

Glamour: The Women's Health Protection Act Puts Reproductive Rights in the Spotlight

Last week, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) presented a new bill that would make it illegal for a woman to have an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, even if her life were in danger…

The Rachel Maddow Show: Anti-abortion laws thwarted by Constitution

Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, talks with Rachel Maddow about recent legal victories to secure women’s reproductive rights…

The Irish Times: Irish women forced to travel for abortions to take cases to UN

Three women who were forced to travel to Britain to terminate their pregnancies following diagnoses that their babies would not survive outside the womb will take their cases to the United Nations next week. …

Maternal Mortality and the Decriminalization of Abortion at the Human Rights Council

The UN Human Rights Council gathered for its 24th session in Geneva, from September 9-27, 2013, bringing together human rights activists, civil society members, and United Nations and state officials from across the globe…

The Guardian: Controversial Texas anti-abortion law blocked by federal judge

A federal judge has blocked part of the extremely restrictive Texas anti-abortion law that attracted national attention after state senator Wendy Davis held an 11-hour filibuster to block it in June…