01.29.15 - With one of the world’s most extreme abortion
bans, El Salvador prohibits women from receiving an abortion under any
circumstance—not in cases of rape or incest, not even to save their lives.
Since 1998, dozens of women have been wrongfully criminalized and imprisoned
under this law—even…
Six years ago this week, the Center for Reproductive Rights
won a groundbreaking victory for the women of Peru and around the world
. For the first time, an international human rights body condemned a country for failing to provide abortion services that were both legal and
essential to the health of a woman, violating her fundamental human rights in the process…
The story of Polish daughter and mother P and S is deeply complicated. P, a teenager, was raped and became pregnant as a consequence. She wanted to
terminate the pregnancy and had a right to under Poland's laws…
Put 2012 against any year since the U.S. Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade, in 1973, and you would be hard pressed to find a period that offered
as many highs and lows as the past 12 months.
Let's start with the highlights…