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Amicus Work: Latin America and the Caribbean

Case of I.V. V. Bolivia  Inter-American Court of Human Rights (2016) Issue: Bolivia’s policy of forced sterilization  Center Position: Forced sterilization is a human rights violation. I.V. a Bolivian sued Bolivia when she was sterilized [...]

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Braid v. Stilley

(Updated 10.13.21) The Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners filed a lawsuit on October 5, 2021 defending a physician who violated the Texas law banning abortion care at approximately six weeks of pregnancy, before many know [...]

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Legislators, Advocates and Experts Collaborate at Center’s State Leadership Summit

The Center for Reproductive Rights held its State Leadership Summit on October 5, bringing together state legislators and advocates from across the U.S. to create new networks, share information, build skills, and forge policy change to advance reproductive health, rights and justice. The summit—the [...]

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Abortion Stigma: Open Letter to Public Officials and Policymakers

The Center for Reproductive Rights, along with We Testify, joined 116 organizations advocating for reproductive health, rights, and justice in issuing a letter calling on public officials and policy makers across the country to help [...]

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Case News

Catch up on the latest news and analysis about Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.

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Human Rights and the Fight Against Retrogression in the U.S.

Risa Kaufman, the Center’s Director of U.S. Human Rights, wrote a piece for the journal Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters. She analyzed the recent abortion restrictions and bans occurring in the United States, including Texas’s [...]

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European Parliament Votes to Condemn Texas Abortion Ban

Denouncing the Texas law as “a strong attack on women’s freedom,” the European Parliament passes an “urgency resolution” and calls on the U.S. to protect abortion access.

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Center Hosts Session at Asia Conference on the Need to Decriminalize Abortion in the Region

The video replay is now available for “Regional Advocacy for Decriminalization of Abortion in Asia and Role of Pro-Bono Partners,” a session hosted by the Center for Reproductive Rights.

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.

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Texas Abortion Ban in Effect Again After Appeals Court Ruling

10.08.21 – (PRESS STATEMENT) Today—in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice—the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a request from the state of Texas, allowing the state’s six-week abortion ban (S.B. 8) [...]

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TX SB DOJ Fifth Cir. Reversal


Safe Abortion Through Medical Abortion and Self-Management in Select Asian Countries

Published collaboratively by Center for Reproductive Rights and South Asia Reproductive Justice and Accountability Initiative (SARJAI), this paper outlines the existing public health standards and the current human rights standards on abortion including medical and self-managed abortions.

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Workshop Discusses the Fight for Abortion Access After Texas’s Abortion Ban

“After Texas: The Fight for Abortion Access,” a virtual workshop organized by The Meteor Fund and the Center for Reproductive Rights, was recently held to discuss Texas’s extreme abortion ban that took effect September 1 and its ramifications for abortion rights in other states. 

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Texas Abortion Ban Blocked

Federal district court temporarily blocks ban in DOJ lawsuit, accusing Texas of pursuing "an unprecedented and aggressive scheme to deprive its citizens of a significant and well-established constitutional right."

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.