Annual Report 2008

In 2008, the Center for Reproductive Rights deployed its unique legal and human rights expertise to secure access to reproductive healthcare, block assaults on abortion and birth control, and hold governments accountable for maternal deaths.

We fought a devastating contraception ban in the Philippines and launched a visionary U.S. Law School Initiative. We won crucial victories for abortion rights in Mexico and emergency contraception in Colombia. We exposed how policies in Nigeria and the United States caused needless deaths from pregnancy-related complications. And we engaged with the United Nations and regional human rights bodies to expand recognition of reproductive rights.

We made great strides in securing every woman’s human right to dignity, health, and autonomy, setting the stage for even more progress in the future.

Out of each victory springs one question: what next?