Reproductive Rights

2012 Mid-Year Legislative Wrap-Up

There's no question that 2011 was a truly seismic year for reproductive rights in the U.S. More than 60 laws damaging women's access to reproductive health care passed in 24 states, an unprecedented assault on women's health care. And this year, the powerful aftershock has further strained women's reproductive autonomy. As of July, 15 states had already passed around 40 harmful laws—marking another year of unbridled animosity toward women.

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http://reproductiverights.org/sites/crr.civicactions.net/files/documents/USLP_midyear_7.18.12_v3.pdf

Reproductive Laws for the Twenty First Century

 In 2012, the Center for Women Policy Studies published the Reproductive Laws for the Twenty First Century Papers. In 1989, the Center launchedThe Law and Pregnancy Program: Implementing Policies for Women’s Reproductive Rights and Healthas the “second stage” of the groundbreakingProject on Reproductive Laws for the 1990s* at the Women’s Rights Litigation Clinic and the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University.

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http://www.centerwomenpolicy.org/programs/health/statepolicy/2012ReproLaws21stCentury.asp

Calling All Repro Rights Bloggers

For all bloggers who take interest in repro rights, NCRW is happy to announce and support another of the National Women’s Law Center’s blog carnivals .This blog carnival  “Birth Control” We’ve Got you Covered” will be hosted July 21st, 2011, and is an exciting opportunity to create change for birth control and health care by convening the multiple voices of passionate bloggers. As you may know, in the upcoming months the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will decide on which preventive services will be covered without co-pay in new health insurance plans- and various women’s rights organizations are working hard to make sure birth control is included.


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"Birth Control" We've Got you Covered" Blog Carnival

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07/21/2011

 

HUMAN RIGHTS FORUM: Taking a Stand for Reproductive Rights

By Nancy Northup*

This month signifies the importance of taking a stand for reproductive rights. Sixty-two years ago this December, the U.N. adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, setting forth basic human rights that underpin every person’s ability to live with dignity, enjoy full and equal citizenship, and lead a healthy and fulfilling life. A woman’s reproductive rights lie at the heart of that promise. When a woman is denied the ability to decide when and whether to have children and the information and means to do so, she cannot direct her own life, protect her health, and exercise her human rights.


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Oklahoma Senate Passes Five New Anti-Choice Bills

April 21, 2010

Dr. Susan Wicklund: The Perils of Providing Abortions

Just one month after the death of Dr. George Tiller, the Center for Reproductive Rights released a chilling report that shows abortion providers and their clinics are under siege. A four-month investigation in six states revealed that death threats, break ins, and assaults continue to impede women's access to clinics. Rather than use Tiller's death to make the case that doctors and their patients should be protected, the federal government has done very little. So how should those who believe in a woman's right to have an abortion respond?

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