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Bloomberg: Laws Revive ‘World Before Roe’ as Abortions Require Arduous Trek

"Over the past two years, state lawmakers across the U.S. have been passing new abortion restrictions at a record pace…

RH Reality Check: Forced Pregnancy Testing: Blatant Discrimination and a Gross Violation of Human Rights

Earlier this month, news spread of a Louisiana charter school's policy that would have allowed faculty to force any student suspected of being pregnant to take a pregnancy test—and, if the test came back positive, to force her to go on home study…

Slate: Rape Exceptions Don't Work

"Irin Carmon has an excellent piece at Salon decrying, in light of the Akin controversy, the entire discourse around 'rape exceptions.'…

Baltimore Sun: City's pregnancy center law gets new hearing

"A federal appeals court has granted a new hearing in a case challenging whether Baltimore can require faith-based pregnancy counseling centers to post signs saying they don't offer abortion or birth control advice and services.

AllAfrica: Rwandan Govt Takes Critical Step in Recognizing Women's Fundamental Human Rights

Affirming the importance of women's access to safe and legal abortion, the Rwandan government has lifted its reservation to Article 14(2)(c) of the African Charter on Human and People's Rights of Women in Africa (also known as the Maputo Protocol)…

Associated Press: Kansas judge won't dismiss suit over abortion rules

"A Kansas judge refused Friday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by two doctors who are challenging new state regulations for abortion providers, enabling critics of the rules to present evidence at trial that they are unnecessary and burdensome.

Forced Sterilization Preys on Women Living with HIV/AIDS

For almost a decade, I've been working at the Center for Reproductive Rights, a global legal advocacy organization dedicated to advancing and defending reproductive rights…

Michigan Senate Committee Follows House's Lead, Advances Extreme Anti-Choice Legislation with Virtually Zero Notice

(PRESS RELEASE) After providing legislators and the public with only a few hours’ notice, today the Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee advanced an extreme anti-choice measure that would virtually eliminate the use of medication abortion and impose unwarranted physical plant requirements on…

New York Times Editorial: Anti-Abortionists on Trial

"The state-by-state assault on women’s rights and the Constitution by Republicans faced an important challenge on Wednesday in Phoenix, where plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit are trying to block an extreme Arizona anti-abortion law from taking effect next week.

International Business Times: Abortion Restrictions in 2012

"Fifteen states have passed nearly 40 laws intended to limit women's reproductive rights within the first six months of 2012, according to a new report from the Center for Reproductive Rights, with some areas of the country enacting restrictions that are burdensome to the point that they…