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Laura Bassett

States With More Abortion Laws Have Less Support For Women And Children's Health | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

The states with the highest number of abortion restrictions also have the fewest policies in place to support women and children's health and well-bei...

Abortion Work in Tough States

Melanie Zurek | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
Melanie Zurek

Any of us whose work connects us to issues that are surrounded by stigma, silence and, at times, hostility knows that resources can be scarcer, colleagues fewer and more distant, and that the kinds of supports available to others may not be open to us.

The Women of Texas -- Part 2 of a Series

Arcelia Hurtado | Posted 08.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Arcelia Hurtado

The politically motivated attacks on the reproductive health of vulnerable women in rural South Texas must stop. But they will not unless everyone cares enough to act: gay, straight, blue or red.

Energizing the 70 Percent

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Fran Moreland Johns

If you're poor, down on your luck, living in a remote or impoverished area, and you want or need to terminate an unplanned pregnancy? Forget it.

The Women of Texas: Part 1 of a Series

Arcelia Hurtado | Posted 07.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Arcelia Hurtado

Texan Latinas are tough. They can and do handle so much without complaint. But the State of Texas, waving the 'pro-life' flag, is threatening these women's lives and denying them basic human rights by cutting funding to the clinics that once served them.

Laura Bassett

Texas Abortion Law Faces New Legal Challenge | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

Just days after a federal appeals court upheld two parts of a sweeping anti-abortion law in Texas that would force many clinics to shut down, the Cent...

Federal Judge Will Not Block State Rules Limiting Use Of Abortion Drugs

AP | ASTRID GALVAN | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

PHOENIX (AP) — The most stringent restrictions in the nation on the use of abortion drugs were allowed to take effect Tuesday by a federal judge's r...

Dominique Mosbergen

Report Says Texas' Family Planning Cuts Violate Basic Human Rights | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.27.2014 | Latino Voices

More than two years after conservative Texas legislators cut funding of family planning clinics by two-thirds, a report has revealed just how devastat...

WATCH: Grammy Award-Winning Actress Shares Her Illegal Abortion Story

Posted 02.12.2014 | Black Voices

As the debate surrounding women’s reproductive rights continues to become a major topic amongst Americans, yesterday (Feb. 6) the Center for Reprodu...

Planned Parenthood In Court to Protect Texas Women's Health

Cecile Richards | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Today, Planned Parenthood, the ACLU and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit in federal court to stop the Texas law that would drastically reduce access to safe and legal abortion for many women from taking effect.

Laura Bassett

Texas Sued Over Abortion Law Wendy Davis Tried To Block | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

Three major civil liberties and women's groups filed a lawsuit on Friday against the new Texas abortion law that state Sen. Wendy Davis famously delay...

An Open Letter to President Obama

Nancy Northup | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Nancy Northup

There is perhaps no other fundamental right that is under more ferocious attack than the right of reproductive choice -- and we need you to help us fight back now.

Judge Rejects Motion To Dismiss State Abortion Lawsuit

AP | ANDREW DeMILLO | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A federal judge said Wednesday that a challenge to Arkansas' new law banning most abortions 12 weeks into a pregnancy can proceed...

Laura Bassett

Arkansas 12-Week Abortion Ban Challenged In Court | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

The Center for Reproductive Rights and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint in an Arkansas district court on Tuesday challenging the s...

Don't Women Deserve Better?

Kate Blanchard | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics
Kate Blanchard

At least two of my pro-life friends recently posted this video on Facebook in honor of the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. One of them commented wryl...

The Fight for Women's Reproductive Rights Can't Just Be About Winning or Losing the Abortion War

Nancy Northup | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics
Nancy Northup

It is certainly fair enough to suggest that we could do better at organizing around these issues, at collaborating within the movement, at reaching out to those who might be inclined to support a broader vision of what reproductive rights and justice means.

Contentious Abortion Laws Smacked Down By Court

AP | TIM TALLEY | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma laws requiring women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound image placed in front of them while they hear a description of ...

Laura Bassett

Mississippi's Only Abortion Clinic Fights To Stay Open | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

The lone abortion clinic in Mississippi may have to close its doors in early January if a federal judge allows a state law to go into effect that woul...

Getting Reproductive Rights out of Politics

Nancy Northup | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Nancy Northup

We should not wake up the day after an election worrying that our doctors will be driven out of practice or prevented from using their training and best medical judgment to provide the care that's right for us.

Laura Bassett

New 'Bill Of Reproductive Rights' Campaign Attracts A-List Celebrities | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

The Center for Reproductive Rights, a global legal advocacy organization, launched a new kind of campaign Tuesday that asks American voters to sign a ...

Will Mississippi's Sole Abortion Clinic Survive?

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. -- The future of Mississippi's only clinic where women can get an abortion remains unclear after a federal judge's ruling in a closely ...

Doctors Call New Kansas Abortion Clinic Regulations 'Irrational'

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. — Three doctors who perform abortions in Kansas will challenge new regulations for their clinics even after the rules were revised ...

Laura Bassett

Virginia Women Could Lose Access To Abortion | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.29.2011 | Politics

There are 22 facilities that provide first-trimester abortions in Virginia, and all of them may have to close their doors over the next two years if t...

Laura Bassett

Virginia Tells Abortion Clinics Where To Set The Thermostat | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.25.2011 | Women

The Virginia Department of Health will release proposed clinic regulations on Friday that target abortion providers and could potentially shut many of...

The Abortion Battle: Is the Pro-Choice Movement Gun-Shy?

Nancy Northup | Posted 07.07.2011 | Politics
Nancy Northup

While the number of anti-choice bills we are tracking this year is similar in number to past years, they are some of the most extreme that we've seen in decades and are passing at a faster rate than in the past.