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New Lawsuit Seeks to Block Restrictions on Non-Surgical Abortion in Oklahoma

(PRESS RELEASE) Women’s health care providers filed a new lawsuit in state court today challenging Oklahoma’s unconstitutional restrictions on non-surgical…

Center for Reproductive Rights Brings Forced Sterilization Case of HIV Positive Woman to Human Rights Commission

(PRESS RELEASE) More than a decade after a Chilean woman was forcibly sterilized because she is living with HIV, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights announced that it will hear her case—the first-ever forced sterilization case for a person living with HIV in Latin…

United Nations Calls on Governments to Promote Safe Pregnancy and Child Birth

(PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Human Right Council unanimously passed its fifth resolution on preventable maternal deaths, urging all U.N.

‘Top Chef’ Host Padma Lakshmi Joins Everyday Americans to Share Her Reproductive Health Care Story

(PRESS RELEASE) In the wake of devastating legislative attacks on women’s constitutional rights to severely reduce access to safe, legal reproductive health care across the U.S., everyday Americans have been inspired to speak up and tell stories of their own personal experiences with…

Spain Halts Extreme Abortion Law

(PRESS RELEASE) Today Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced the withdrawal of a draft bill that would have criminalized abortion in Spain, with exceptions only in cases of rape and when a woman’s health or life is at risk.  …

New Report: Global Trend of Expanding Legal Abortion Services Continues

(PRESS RELEASE) More than 30 countries have amended their laws to expand access to safe and legal abortion services in the last 20 years—a trend that has marked incredible progress to improving women’s rights and lives, including significantly reduced rates of maternal mortality due to…

Missouri Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto, Triples Waiting Period for Women Seeking Safe and Legal Abortion Services

The Missouri Legislature voted late last night to triple the state’s mandatory waiting period for women seeking abortion services from 24 to 72 hours, overriding Governor Jay Nixon’s July 2014 veto of the measure.  Missouri is one of the five states in the country with only one…

Philippine Department of Justice Fails to Include Grounds for Abortion in Draft Criminal Code

(PRESS RELEASE) More than 50 representatives from human rights organizations, academia, and other civil society groups in the Philippines and abroad, have expressed frustration to Honorable Leila M…

Leading Health and Human Rights Organizations Call for End to Unnecessary Restrictions that Harm Women’s Health Worldwide

(PRESS RELEASE) In a letter to President Obama, a broad-based coalition of leading domestic and global organizations spanning women’s rights, health, human rights,…

Federal Court Blocks Enforcement of Louisiana Law Threatening Women’s Access to Safe and Legal Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) A Louisiana state law specifically designed to shutter abortion clinics across the state will not be enforced on September 1, according to a federal district court