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Federal Judge Blocks Arkansas 12-Week Abortion Ban

A federal judge ruled today that Arkansas’ extreme ban on abortion at 12 weeks of pregnancy cannot take effect while the legal challenge brought by the Center for Reproductive Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Arkansas is ongoing.
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Center for Reproductive Rights Takes Legal Action Against North Dakota Law Aimed at Closing State's Only Abortion Clinic

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights took legal action today on behalf of North Dakota’s only abortion clinic and its doctors to block a state law designed to shut down the Red River Women’s Clinic and effectively end safe and legal abortion in the state.

Federal Judge Denies Government's Request to Delay Over-the-Counter Emergency Contraception

(PRESS RELEASE) Calling the Obama Administration’s appeal of a federal court order to make emergency contraception over-the-counter for all women “frivolous” and “taken…

New Legislation Introduced in Ireland Would Provide Needed Clarity on Legal Abortion For Women Suffering Life-Threatening Conditions

(PRESS RELEASE) The Irish government published yesterday the first outline of new abortion legislation aimed at providing doctors and individuals legal clarity about the circumstances under which a woman whose life is at risk may legally end a pregnancy.
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Despite Court Order to Make EC Available for Women of All Ages, FDA Approves Plan B One-Step Only for Women 15 Years Old and Older

(PRESS RELEASE)Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Plan B One-Step to be sold over-the-counter and without a prescription to women ages 15 and up, lowering the age restriction by two years for only one brand of emergency contraception…

Arizona Congressman Renews Legislative Attacks on Reproductive Rights of Women in D.C.

(PRESS RELEASE) For the second congressional session in a row, today Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) introduced federal legislation to restrict access to safe, legal reproductive health services in the District of Columbia, proposing a ban on all abortions performed after 20 weeks’ gestation…

New Federal Bill Would End Discriminatory Policy Restricting Reproductive Health Care Coverage For Peace Corps Volunteers

(PRESS RELEASE) Today Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced the Peace Corps Equity Act of 2013, a federal bill that would end the discriminatory policy prohibiting Peace Corps volunteers from receiving abortion coverage in the cases of rape, life endangerment of the woman, and incest…