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Czech Government Apologizes to Victims of Forced Sterilization

                The Center for Reproductive Rights congratulates the Czech Republic on being the first country in the region to acknowledge that Roma women have been forcibly sterilized. In [...]

Contraception,Europe, Czech Republic, Hungary,In the Courts, Reporting on Rights,News

Manila City’s Contraception Ban

In 2000, Executive Order 003 was introduced by former Mayor José "Lito" Atienza of Manila City. It effectively prohibits the use and provision of modern contraception. Because of the contraception ban, public health centers in Manila [...]

Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Legal Restrictions,Asia, Philippines,In the Courts,Uncategorized

Nepal: Ensure Reproductive Healthcare for Every Woman

Seven years ago this month, on September 27, 2002, Nepal took a historic step forward for women by decriminalizing abortion. The Center is now calling on the country to take concrete steps to fulfill its [...]

Abortion, Other Barriers, Contraception, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Asia, Nepal,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Uncategorized

Rewriting Science Fiction: Editing Politics from Plan B (Nancy Northup’s Blog, The Huffington Post, March 19, 2009)

Nancy Northup calls on President Obama to restore scientific integrity to federal policy decisions regarding women’s reproductive rights, including access to emergency contraception. "After eight years of the Bush administration undermining women's health, Nancy Northup's [...]

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Female Troops Still Lack Access to Plan B Despite Its Legality (Blog, The Hill Blog, March 30, 2009)

Nancy Northup calls for greater access to emergency contraception for American servicewomen overseas. "Despite last week's victory against the FDA, military facilities are not required to stock Plan B, making the drug difficult to access [...]

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Featured Video: Nancy Northup on CBS News

Center President Nancy Northup talks to CBS News about the Center's victory in our Plan B case against the FDA. On March 23rd a federal court ordered the FDA to reconsider making the emergency contraceptive [...]

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Philippine Supreme Court Dismisses Plea to Revoke Contraception Ban

In a major blow to women's human rights, the Philippine Supreme Court has rejected a plea to strike down a devastating contraception ban in Manila City.  The case was filed by twenty Manila citizens whose [...]

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Repro Rights Are Human Rights

Six months pregnant and feeling unwell, a poor woman goes to a state-run clinic in Rio de Janeiro for help—and is turned away. A week later, she is dead. Halfway around the world, in Hungary, [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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