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Dominican Republic Decriminalizes Abortion in Limited Circumstances

Dominican Republic Decriminalizes Abortion in Limited Circumstances (PRESS RELEASE) President Danilo Medina of the Dominican Republic signed the country’s amended Penal Code on Friday that will finally allow women access to safe abortion services in [...]

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Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Coercive North Carolina Ultrasound Law

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Coercive North Carolina Ultrasound Law Forcing narrated ultrasounds on women seeking abortion care violates U.S. Constitution, court rules (PRESS RELEASE) In a unanimous decision, the United States Court of Appeals [...]

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Dominican Republic Set to Allow Abortion in Limited Circumstances

Dominican Republic Set to Allow Abortion in Limited Circumstances (PRESS RELEASE) The Dominican Republic Chamber of Deputies has agreed to amend the country’s Penal Code to allow abortion in cases of rape or incest, or when [...]

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President Obama Signs Historic Funding Bill Granting Peace Corps Volunteers Long-Denied Abortion Coverage

President Obama Signs Historic Funding Bill Granting Peace Corps Volunteers Long-Denied Abortion Coverage For the first time, women serving in the Peace Corps will have health care coverage for abortions in cases of rape, incest, [...]

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Supreme Court Denies Review of Arizona Abortion Restrictions, Politically Motivated Law Remains Blocked by Court Order

Supreme Court Denies Review of Arizona Abortion Restrictions, Politically Motivated Law Remains Blocked by Court Order (PRESS RELEASE) The United States Supreme Court today declined to review an Arizona law that would severely limit women’s [...]

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United Nations Secretary-General Reaffirms Reproductive Rights Are Central to Development

United Nations Secretary-General Reaffirms Reproductive Rights Are Central to Development U.N. Releases Post-2015 Development Agenda Report Calling on Governments to Fulfill Human Rights Obligations (PRESS RELEASE) In a report that will serve as a guidepost [...]

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U.N. Committee Calls On Nepal to Eradicate Child Marriage and Ensure Women’s Access to Safe Abortion Services

U.N. Committee Calls On Nepal to Eradicate Child Marriage and Ensure Women’s Access to Safe Abortion Services (PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (U.N. CESCR) this week denounced the Nepal [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Discrimination Against Pregnant Employee

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Discrimination Against Pregnant Employee Court’s decision in Young v. UPS will have a significant impact on millions of working women and their families (PRESS RELEASE) Today the U.S. Supreme [...]

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​Dominican Republic Reinforces Harmful Abortion Ban With New Penal Code

​Dominican Republic Reinforces Harmful Abortion Ban With New Penal Code (PRESS RELEASE) Despite more than 90,000 unsafe abortions occurring in the Dominican Republic each year and decades of international human rights law establishing a woman’s [...]

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Full Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Refuses to Rehear Mississippi Law Designed to Close Last Abortion Clinic

Full Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Refuses to Rehear Mississippi Law Designed to Close Last Abortion Clinic Last abortion clinic in the state to remain open while legal challenge continues (PRESS RELEASE) The full U.S. [...]

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12 Countries Call on El Salvador to Decriminalize Abortion

12 Countries Call on El Salvador to Decriminalize Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) Twelve countries denounced the criminalization of abortion in El Salvador this week as part of the Universal Periodic Review of the country currently being [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Statements on 2014 Anti-Choice Ballot Initiative Results

Center for Reproductive Rights Statements on 2014 Anti-Choice Ballot Initiative Results (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights issued the following statements on the defeat of anti-choice ballot measures in Colorado and North Dakota and [...]

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Oklahoma Supreme Court Blocks Two Unconstitutional Measures Designed to Severely Restrict Access to Abortion

Oklahoma Supreme Court Blocks Two Unconstitutional Measures Designed to Severely Restrict Access to Abortion Oklahoma’s clinic shutdown law, restrictions on medication abortion blocked while litigation continues (PRESS RELEASE) Today the Oklahoma Supreme Court blocked two [...]

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