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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 Year In Review: 2009 Legislative Wrap Up (PDF)

In the United States, state legislatures wield enormous power to control women's access to abortion and other reproductive healthcare services…

Tysiąc v. Poland: Ensuring Effective Access to Legal Abortion

Alicja Tysiąc, a Polish woman, was suffering from severe myopia. Pregnant for the third time, she consulted three ophthalmologists who concluded that carrying the pregnancy to term constituted a serious risk to her eyesight…

Beijing+15: No Equality Without Full Enjoyment of Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Rights

In 1995, representatives of 189 governments and more than 2,100 non-governmental organizations attended the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing, where the international community reaffirmed and built upon the commitments set forth within the International