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February 23, 2022

Population Institute Tenth Annual Report Card On U.S. Reproductive Health & Rights Posts Worst Grades Yet, Capping a Decade of Decline

Today the Population Institute (PI) released its tenth annual 50 State Report Card on Reproductive Health and Rights . The most comprehensive assessment of its kind, it tracks multiple indicators of reproductive health and rights, including access to family planning, sex education, and abortion services. Read More »

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Press Release

May 03, 2022

Leaked Document Foreshadows the Supreme Court’s Decision to Overturn Roe

Last night, Politico released a leaked draft of the Supreme Court’s majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that would erase 50 years of precedent by overturning Roe v. Wade. The opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito, says that “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” and that “Roe and Casey must be overruled.” If this is the final ruling, legal authority to regulate abortion will return to the states—and many states are poised to outlaw abortion altogether. Read More »

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Commentary

April 27, 2022

Female Genital Mutilation Isn’t Just a Foreign Issue

Texas Governor Greg Abbott waded into problematic territory when he called gender-affirming care for transgender minors “mutilation” and “child abuse.” His remarks generated lots of coverage and controversy, as he presumably knew they would. The irresponsible and incorrect use of the term “mutilation” takes attention away from the actual, serious problem of mutilation and cutting in the United States today.  Read More »

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