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Fact Sheet: Nepal Supreme Court’s Landmark Decision Upholding the Right to Abortion

The Center has authored a new fact sheet on an important decision from the Supreme Court of Nepal in the case of Lakshmi Dhikta v.

House Budget Bill Would Strip 60,000 Low-Income Women in the District of Columbia of Access to Abortion Services

The draft budget bill (H.R. 1) passed by the House of Representatives would overrule the decision of 400,000-plus voters in the District of Columbia to fund medically necessary abortions for low-income women…

New Abortion Ban Bill Would Deny Abortion Coverage to Millions of Women and Allow Healthcare Providers to Deny Life-Saving Care to Women in Emergencies

On January 20, 2011, Representative Joe Pitts (R-PA) introduced an extreme anti-choice bill for consideration by Congress.  Subsequently, on February 3, 2011, Rep. Pitts made public a revised bill.  Key problems with the bill include: …

A Bait-and-Switch Attack on Reproductive Health: Radical New Anti-Choice Bill Would Deny Insurance Coverage to Millions of Women

On January 20, 2011, Rep. Chris Smith (R.-NJ) introduced extreme anti-choice legislation for consideration by Congress. While it is misleadingly called the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” (H.R…

Fact Sheet: Salenta v. Uttar Pradesh

Snehelata “Salenta” Singh v. The State of Uttar Pradesh & Ors. concerns a case of preventable pregnancy-related injury…

Fact Sheet: Datar v. Union of India

Nikhil Datar v. Union of India concerns the denial of an abortion to a woman whose fetus was diagnosed with severe abnormalities after twenty weeks…

Repeal the Ban on Abortion for Women in the Military

For the past fifteen years, the United States government has banned almost all abortion services at United States military hospitals and medical facilities overseas.* These facilities are barred from providing any abortion "except where the life of the mother would be endangered if the fetus…

What’s Wrong with the Executive Order on Abortion Restrictions?

On Sunday, March 21, 2010, as part of the negotiations over the healthcare reform bill, President Barack Obama promised to issue a new Executive Order on abortion restrictions upon passage of the bill by the House…

Debunking Myths on Funding Firewalls and Healthcare Reform

Question: Does Healthcare Reform Actually Provide Federal Funding for Abortion?

Answer: No…

A.S. v. Hungary: Informed Consent: A Signature is Not Enough

A.S., a Hungarian woman of Roma origin, underwent surgery at a public hospital in connection with a miscarriage. Minutes after being admitted to the hospital in a “state of shock” and while on the operating table, A.S. was asked to sign a statement of consent to a caesarean section…