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Nelson Amendment Goes Far Beyond Current Law with New Restrictions on Abortion Services Coverage

New, far-reaching restrictions on abortion services coverage that are now part of the House and Senate bills on healthcare reform threaten to turn back the clock on access to abortion

Abortion: Parental Consent & Notification by State

Parental involvement laws require young women to obtain the consent of or notify one or both parents in order to obtain an abortion, forcing those who are unable to comply with the requirements to delay obtaining appropriate medical care…

The Stupak-Pitts Amendment Goes Far Beyond the Already-Punishing Restrictions in the Hyde Amendment

The Stupak-Pitts amendment, added to the House of Representative's healthcare reform bill in last-minute maneuvers on the House floor, is sometimes described as a mere extension of current restrictions on Medicaid funding for abortion (known as…

Senate Should Maintain Fair and Balanced Conscience Clause Provisions on Abortion Services Coverage in Health Reform Bill

There are three main reasons that the conscience clause contained in section 1303 of the Senate healthcare reform bill — and not the conscience clauses in the House of Representatives' version of the bill — should be included in the final bill:…

Facts on Stupak-Pitts Amendment and the Threat to Women’s Health

 The Stupak/Pitts abortion ban, which passed the House of Representatives as part of the healthcare reform bill, is damaging to women’s healthcare…

Why the Stupak-Pitts Abortion Ban Is An Unprecedented and Damaging Assault on Women’s Health

The House-passed Stupak-Pitts Amendment is a serious assault on women’s health, yet many remain unaware of its radical scope and dangerous implications. …

World Abortion Laws 2009 Fact Sheet

Currently, 61% of the world's people live in countries where induced abortion is permitted either for a wide range of reasons or without restriction as to reason. In contrast, about 26% of all people reside in countries where abortion is generally prohibited…

Slovakia: Access to Contraceptives - The Social and Economic Benefits and Role in Achieving Gender Equality

The Center is working with its partners in Slovakia to advocate for the government to provide subsidized access to contraceptives for the most vulnerable populations…

Slovakia: European Standards on Subsidizing Contraceptives

The Center is working with its partners in Slovakia to advocate for the government to provide subsidized access to contraceptives for the most vulnerable populations…

Slovakia: Setting the Record Straight on Contraceptives

The Center is working with its partners in Slovakia to advocate for the government to provide subsidized access to contraceptives for the most vulnerable populations…