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March 1, 2021

A Turning Point for Reproductive Health and Rights

Today the non-profit Population Institute released its ninth annual 50 State Report Card on Reproductive Health and Rights. The most comprehensive assessment of its kind, the report card tracks multiple indicators of reproductive health and rights, including sex education and access to family planning and abortion services across each state. The latest report card finds that there is still a large divide between states that are prioritizing reproductive rights and access to reproductive health services versus those that are seeking to curtail them. Five states got an “A” in this year’s report card, 23 states failed, and for the second year in a row, the U.S. as a whole also failed. Read More »

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January 28, 2021

President Biden Issues Executive Order on Reproductive Health and Rights

President Biden today signed an executive order rescinding the global gag rule, which bars foreign NGOs that receive U.S. global health funding from counseling patients about abortion or referring them to abortion services. The order reverses a Trump-era policy that disrupted the provision of health care, including abortion services, to millions of people in developing countries. Read More »

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