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The Right to Abortion Care May Be One Step Closer to Reality for African Women

In 2003, the African Union adopted the only human rights treaty in the world to explicitly outline the right to abortion care. However, the majority of African governments have done very little to enact those rights in practice.

In 2003, the African Union adopted the only human rights treaty in the world to explicitly outline the right to abortion care. However, the majority of African governments have done very little to enact that right in practice.

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New Attacks on Second-Trimester Abortions, Same Old Playbook (Updated)

In the 1990s, abortion opponents coined the term "partial-birth abortion" to convince lawmakers to ban an uncommon method. Now, they're trying the same strategy—this time, on a procedure used in almost every second-trimester abortion.

In the 1990s, abortion opponents coined the term “partial-birth abortion” to convince lawmakers to ban an uncommon method. Now, they’re trying the same strategy—this time, on a procedure used in almost every second-trimester abortion.

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Losing My Lege: GOP Lawmaker Wants to Appoint Lawyers for Dead Women’s Fetuses

Last winter, the family of Marlise Muñoz had to undergo the terrible ordeal of fighting the state for the ability to take their deceased daughter off mechanical support. Now, a conservative state representative says he plans to make those kinds of heartbreaking decisions even harder—or, perhaps, impossible.

Last winter, the family of Marlise Muñoz had to undergo the terrible ordeal of fighting the state for the ability to take their deceased daughter off mechanical support. Now, a conservative state representative says he plans to make those kinds of heartbreaking decisions even harder—or, perhaps, impossible.

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Report Finds ‘Shockingly Substandard’ Reproductive Health Care in New York Prisons

Members of the Coalition for Women Prisoners attend a rally for New York’s 2009 anti-shackling law.

The report details numerous violations of the state’s anti-shackling law, severely limited access to birth control, lack of trauma-informed clinical care, and a routine denial of basic hygiene items like sanitary napkins and toilet paper.

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Access to Paid Sick Leave Is Vital for Those Seeking Reproductive Health Care

The lack of paid sick time available across the country means that if a worker needs time to address reproductive health needs—including prenatal or abortion care—she may have to risk her livelihood or her paycheck to do so.

The lack of paid sick time available across the country means that if a worker needs time to address reproductive health needs—including prenatal or abortion care—she may have to risk her livelihood or her paycheck to do so.

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Inside El Salvador’s Women’s Prison: What ‘Las 17′ Face for Their Abortion-Related Charges

Last week, RH Reality Check met with six of the 17 Salvadoran women imprisoned for what amount to pregnancy complications. The women discussed the challenges they face, including harassment from other inmates and overcrowded conditions.

Last week, RH Reality Check met with six of the 17 Salvadoran women imprisoned for what amount to pregnancy complications. The women discussed the challenges they face, including harassment from other inmates and overcrowded conditions.

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I Had an Ectopic Pregnancy, and Anti-Choice Laws Could Have Made My Experience Much Worse

This isn't how I wanted any of this to go. I didn't go to my ultrasound hoping for a political statement; I wanted a due date.

This isn’t how I wanted any of this to go. I didn’t go to my ultrasound hoping for a political statement; I wanted a due date.

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Purvi Patel Isn’t the First Woman of Color to Have Her Pregnancy Put on Trial in Indiana (Updated)

Although feticide laws were originally intended to protect pregnant women from violence, such statutes are now being used to punish them, sending the message that women who do not have healthy pregnancies may be investigated for criminal acts.

Although feticide laws were originally intended to protect pregnant women from violence, such statutes are now being used to punish them, sending the message that women who do not have healthy pregnancies may be investigated for criminal acts.

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Lawyers for Fetuses? Yes, It’s Absurd, But It’s Worse Than You Realize

Jessica Williams in a Daily Show segment on Alabama's law that assigns a lawyer as a guardian ad litem (GAL) to represent the interest of an embryo or fetus whenever a minor needs judicial permission to get an abortion.

As ludicrous as Alabama’s law is, having lawyers for fetuses is not new—and they are not just appointed to try to stop girls from having abortions. In fact, they have been used for decades in state and judicial efforts to strip pregnant women of their civil and human rights.

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Threats Against Abortion Providers Have Doubled Since 2010, Report Finds

The fight to open a Planned Parenthood health care clinic in El Centro, California, shows that national anti-choice groups are intent on rolling back reproductive health-care gains in even the most progressive parts of the country.

Abortion clinics nationwide face significant threats of harassment, intimidation, and violence, according to a new report showing that threats of violence against abortion providers have doubled since 2010.

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