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Planned Parenthood, Center for Reproductive Rights and ACLU challenge Texas anti-choice laws

The Texas omnibus anti-abortion bill made famous by Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis’ epic filibuster is being challenged in court by the women’s health advocacy group Planned Parenthood as well as the ACLU and the Center for Reproductive Rights. According to Irin Carmon at NBC News, the groups have filed…

Activists take North Dakota to court over 6-week abortion ban

Officials in North Dakota will be forced to defend the nation’s toughest abortion ban in court soon thanks to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by pro-choice advocates. The New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights said they filed the lawsuit to protect the constitutional rights of women in North Dakota, whose reproductive…

Suit seeks to make ‘morning-after pill’ available to girls

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Reproductive rights advocates on Wednesday asked a federal judge in Brooklyn to make the “morning-after pill” immediately available to girls of all ages without a prescription. The move by a coalition headed by the Center for Reproductive Rights attempts to override a decision by U.S. Secretary…

U.S. court enters fray over morning-after pill

WASHINGTON — A US federal judge heard arguments Tuesday about the government’s decision to deny over-the-counter access of emergency contraception to girls under 17, as part of a decade-long legal battle. Federal Judge Edward Korman heard from the Food and Drug Administration and the Center for Reproductive Rights one week…

Happy Mother’s Day!

Young women from the Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice in New York City came down to the Center for Reproductive Rights offices to talk about how their moms inspired them on reproductive rights and other issues. It’s a super sweet video, made me all schmoopy. My Mom is…

Bunnies!

Adorable bunnies speaking for an important cause. Tell the FDA to Act on Emergency Contraception from Center for Reproductive Rights on Vimeo. Today, it’s been a year since the FDA was ordered to revisit its policy of requiring women to ask for OTC emergency contraception from a pharmacist, so they…

Do the math

Check out this short video on the impact of the ban on most abortions in Kenya: In Harm’s Way: Unsafe Abortion in Kenya from Center for Reproductive Rights on Vimeo. Even when you build “exceptions” into abortion bans, they usually don’t do much for people who technically qualify. Lack of…

Repeal The Hyde Amendment!

Check out this video put out by the Center for Reproductive Rights, explaining what the Hyde Amendment is and why it’s so completely silly and unfair: The video features both Jesse and myself, as well as Jay Smooth, Aimee Thorne-Thomsen, Sarah Seltzer, Melissa Harris-Lacewell, Heather Corinna, Jill Filipovic, Allison Kilkenny,…

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