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Philippines Passes Reproductive Health Bill that Guarantees Access to Modern Contraceptives

Philippines Passes Reproductive Health Bill that Guarantees Access to Modern Contraceptives A reproductive health bill that has been in the making for more than a decade was passed in both the Philippines House of Representatives [...]

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Gov. Ricky Perry’s Abortion Obsession

Gov. Ricky Perry’s Abortion Obsession Texas has some of the most abysmal reproductive health indicators in the U.S. It ranks #4 in highest teenage pregnancy rates, yet Texas still chose to slash the budget for [...]

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Anti-choice License Plate Suspended

Anti-choice License Plate Suspended A federal court halted North Carolina's offering of an anti-choice license plate to state drivers, according to a story in the Fayetteville Observer: "This court concludes ... that the state's offering [...]

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People in need of protection

People in need of protection That is where the passion and commitment of human rights defenders lies. They safeguard people of certain races or ethnicities, women, sexual minorities—all of whom have faced violations of their [...]

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Ireland’s Abortion Law: Lives At Risk

Ireland’s Abortion Law: Lives At Risk Last month, Savita Halapannavar arrived at Galway Hospital 17 weeks into her pregnancy and suffering from severe back pains. Doctors informed her that she was having a miscarriage, and then, over [...]

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Abortion Pill: Keeping Women Safe in Iowa

Abortion Pill: Keeping Women Safe in Iowa Across the country, anti-choice legislators have tried to choke off access to medication abortion, especially its use through telemedicine. They have falsely claimed that their intent is to [...]

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Texas At It Again

Texas At It Again This week, elected officials in Texas began pre-filing some of the bills they hope to pass during the 2013 legislative session. A pre-filing certainly doesn't guarantee that a law will pass, [...]

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European Court of Human Rights Issues Judgment in Z v. Poland

European Court of Human Rights Issues Judgment in Z v. Poland This week the European Court of Human Rights issued a disappointing judgment in Z v. Poland, a case brought by a mother, known as [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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The world became a better place

The world became a better place by Johanna Westeson, Regional Director for Europe at the Center for Reproductive Rights In a notorious case a 14-year-old Polish woman was repeatedly denied abortion after having been raped. [...]

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The Sins of Peru

The Sins of Peru For all of the debate about whether abortion should be allowed for victims of rape, there hasn't been much discussion about the actual consequences of prohibiting abortion under such circumstances. Sadly, [...]

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Uruguay’s Progress Inspires Action

Uruguay’s Progress Inspires Action When lawmakers in Uruguay recently passed a law that decriminalized abortion in the early stages of a pregnancy, they did more than improve the health and well-being of the country's women. [...]

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Uruguay Raises the Bar for Latin America

Uruguay Raises the Bar for Latin America This week, Uruguay took an extremely important step when its President signed into law a bill allowing abortion services during the first trimester of pregnancy, reversing its highly [...]

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Florida: A Threat to Reproductive Rights

Florida: A Threat to Reproductive Rights A presidential election tends to suck up most of the oxygen from any current-events discussion, and this year is certainly no different. The upcoming contest will have an outsized [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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